Tuesday, May 5, 2009

My Sweet Niece

Have you ever known someone else's child, and they feel like your own?

That would be me and my niece, Heather. I love that Girl. She is my sister's first child, now 28 years old. She lives in the Bay area, so our visits are far and few between. But we manage! 
(And no fear of her reading this and letting it go to her head!)

She sent me a birthday card. And on it she wrote

" Only an Aunt can give hugs like a mother, 
keep secrets like a sister, and share love like a friend." 

Author unknown

Here we are the day her little sister was born. 
I took her to the hospital to see Mom and the baby.

I just love her to pieces. Have since the very minute she was born.

Here she is Christmas 2007.

Just thought I'd share my special girl with you!

Hope everyone has a great day!


Cathy said...

Oh how sweet!!! She is precious!!! What a lovely post!!!

Have a wonderful day!!!

~CC Catherine said...

Happy Belated Birthday Ms Sweet Karen! I had my reminder note out for days so I could wish you on the exact day...and lo and behold I was cleaning my "stack" of notes., and found it! So much for my memory! ha! Your niece is precious...and you're right, I have many young women I consider my daughters and will forever! Hope your day was special! Your niece is precious, just like her Auntie! ;) ~CC Catherine

Allidink said...

Aw what a sweet relationship to have with your niece. :)

All the best,

Shellmo said...

She is a beautiful girl and what a sweet relationship you have! Reminds me of the one with my uncle -I consider him my 2nd father.

Calming Scents said...

beautiful girl...and what a blessing for you both to have each other.

susan said...

Karen- My first visit and I'm so glad I came for your birthday!! Your niece and Hallmark really said it all in that card! I think it is so important for women to stay connected and support each other ; you sound like a perfect role model for her!

Ginger said...

Hi Karen:
She is a very pretty gal. I'm so glad she kept in touch with you on your birthday. Speaking of birthdays, did you have a great time this past weekend?

Joyce said...

Sweet post...she's adorable. And it's nice for your neice to have a special aunt too!

Connie said...

What a great Auntie to have and how special for her! Did you have a good weekend??? Connie

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

Very Sweet! I wanted to thank you for the visit and to let you know that I surf the internet all the time for photo for my blog. I never keep up with where they come from though. sorry

A Hint of Home said...

What a sweet post! She is sooo pretty.
You have certainly found a beautiful home in the right spot and have the right setting for your RV.
We were close to each other last week. lol Enjoy your travels!

Shonna @ The Shabby Queen said...

awwww xoxo! She is beautiful! I TOO have a special neice my baby brothers daughter. When she was little she wanted to live with me :) She's 17 now and too busy for her auntie..but she and I have a bond that will never break :) I just wrote here about 2 weeks ago and said..."When are you coming to stay for a couple days?" lol..She's is in AZ ..That's all I get now a days..It used to be..5,6,7 days :) Thanks for sharing! I love your posts Karen!XOXO

Anonymous said...

Auntie!!! I think I'm lucky to have such an incredible aunt like you! Such sweetness!

I love you and I love reading your blog.

Hope you had a fantastic birthday!