Tuesday, October 27, 2009

October 27, 1978


On this date at Baptist Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee, I had a desire of my heart full filled!
I gave birth to my one and only daughter. Her 2 brothers were 10 and 6 years old and were thrilled to have a baby sister to spoil and did they ever! We all did!






I named her Melanie Carol after my favorite character from Gone With the Wind, Melanie Wilkes and myself.........I should have named her Scarlett ! Just kidding! :)



She grew to be a wonderful, outgoing, compassionate and loving person!










With a wonderful family............








A loving excellent mother to her son Kohl......






and his sister Molly.............2 of the Grandest Children ever born!









A wonderful dog/mommy to Chloe too! Hey! Where's Haley ?








A great best friend to Teresa............











A loving daughter to her Mommy............











She loves travel! Honeymooning in Paris...........












And London...............














A fighter of wrongs! Testified before The Tennessee Legislature in 2007 about Domestic Violence and Judicial Corruption in the Tennessee Family Court System which resulted in new laws being passed!













Loves fishing with Hubby!
















You go girl! Runs Marathons! This is The Country Music Marathon in Nashville!















Pretends to be a Civil War Southern Belle...........

















Loves NASCAR and Sterling Marlin !


















She's A TITAN'S Fan win or lose......just like MOM !




















And a Tennessee Vol's Fan!





















Loves Scuba Diving in the Bahamas...........






















And a ride on a Jet Ski.............























Still a child at heart in Disney Land.................
























She is now back in college to become an RN !
HAPPY BIRTHDAY BABY GIRL !!!! I LOVE YOU WITH ALL MY HEART !!!!!!


























HAVE A GREAT WEEK EVERYONE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)



































































27 comments:

Vicki Lane said...

Happy Birthday to Malanie!

Vicki Lane said...

Ooops -- I meant Melanie . . .

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Happy Birthday to your beautiful daughter, Carol. She has her Mama's beautiful smile. Looks like that gal LOVES life to the ultimate---also just like her Mama.

Hugs,
Betsy

ga.farmwoman said...

Such a beautiful young lady. I know she makes you proud!
Happy Birthday Melanie!

Loved all the pictures.

Pam

Janet, said...

Happy Birthday Melanie! Looks like she has a very full life just like her mother.

merrilymarylee said...

What a lovely birthday tribute to a lovely young woman!

Inherited her mother's energy level, too, didn't she?!

I enjoyed looking at this. I must go take a vitamin now.

KentuckyFarmGirl said...

What a beautiful daughter and beautiful post to her!

Happy Birthday Melanie!

Kat said...

I know how thankful and proud you are to have her because I feel the same way about my only daughter; born last; after 5 brothers!! I can tell she loves and enjoys life.

lakeviewer said...

Melanie was my favorite character too. You did right, Mama. Happy Birthday to your wonderful daughter.

Nezzy said...

Happy, happy birthday Malanie. You raised yourself quite a beautiful woman. A job well done, Carol. I enjoyed reading this loving tribute to your girl.

Have a fun day of celebration and blessings!!!

Marguerite said...

Looks like she inherited her Mama's energy level! Great pics and beautiful tribute to your dear daughter. Happy Birthday, Melanie!

Missy said...

You have a beautiful daughter, Carol....I know that you are so proud!
Happy Birthday, Melanie!
Thanks for sharing the photos.

Poetikat said...

Lovely tribute in words and on camera. Congratulations to both of you!

Tracey Hodge said...

What a lovely montage to your daughter!

NitWit1 said...

A lovely and loving tribute to a deserving daughter whom I can see has a lot of her MAMA in her.
Happy Birthday!!!

Elizabeth Bradley said...

Ah, she's a doll! Happy Birthday Melanie.

Renie Burghardt said...

I had two boys first, too, and wanted a girl so badly, then my daughter was born. Oh Joy!

Happy Birthday to your beautiful Melanie Carol! May all her birthday dreams come true!

Birthday Hugs and Blessings, too.

Renie

RNSANE said...

Happy birthday to Melanie. Your tribute to your only daughter is just beautiful. No wonder you are so proud of this wonderful girl. I wish her strength and stamina, a healing touch and many blessings as she pursues her goal to becoming an R.N. If she ever is interested in forensic nursing, have her get in touch with me!

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Happy Birthday Melanie !!
It's so refreshing to see a beautiful young woman so grounded in life.
She's a gorgeous lady, has your smile Carol !
A wonderful, touching, personal post, and I'm glad to be a part of your birthday celebration.
Hugs,
Jo

JoyceAnn said...

Happy Birthday to Melanie , she's beautiful on the inside and outside , a reason to be proud.


~ Autumn Blessings ~

Pastor Sharon said...

How wonderful to have such a lovely daughter and family!

Happy birthday Melanie and congratulations to going back to nursing school!

A Thousand Clapping Hands said...

Congratulations to you, Carol, and a very Happy Birthday to your beautiful daughter!
Catherine

vicki archer said...

What a gorgeous birthday wish....I hope Melanie has the most wonderful year ahead, xv.

Mountain Woman of Red Pine Mountain said...

What a wonderful pictorial of your daughter. To read about such an accomplished young woman who obviously loves life was amazing.
Happy Birthday Melanie and to Mom, job well done.

Arkansas Patti said...

Mappy Birthday Melanie. You seem to be the perfect daughter, in and out,but then look who raised you. You have good genes gal.
Absolutely a wonderful tribute Carol.

Thistle Cove Farm said...

You are so blessed to have such a wonderful daughter; birthday wishes to a beautiful young woman.

Angie Muresan said...

You have a beautiful, vivacious daughter. She really lives and loves her life, doesn't she. I wish her the most wonderful year of her life thus far!! And countless blessings!!!