Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Happy Birthday to my Daughter ... and a bit of news ... almost

Today is my beautiful daughter’s 25th birthday. My love for her is without measure. She is a gift from God, and I thank Him for entrusting her to me.

~ My precious baby girl ~

It seems fitting, on this day, to let you in on a bit of good news. If all goes as expected (fingers crossed), I will soon have another Chicken Soup title under my belt (all glory belongs to God). The title of the book is, Chicken Soup for the Soul: Answered Prayers, and the title of my story? “My Miracle Baby,” which is the moving story of my struggle with infertility, and the miracle of my daughter’s birth.

So …. Happy Birthday, angel girl! I love you tiny dots up to the sky. (That’s how she described her love for me when she was a wee thing, and it describes my love for her perfectly.)



  1. Happy Birthday to your daughter, Dayle. Congratulations on the new Chicken Soup story. The subject matter is close to my heart. Can't wait to read it!

  2. Happy Birthday to your beautiful daughter! She was adorable from the start, I see.

    And congratulations!! Have I ever told you that you are my "claim to fame"? Yep. I boast it abroad that I "know" someone published in CSFTS on a regular basis.

    That's just the kind of thing I do...

  3. Happy Birthday to your lovely daughter Dayle...my 25th year was when I was blessed with my meeting my husband and later having the pleasure of marrying him :)


  4. Happy Birthday, Dear Girl! A super cute baby and now a lovely woman that fills her parents with joy!

    Excited for you about this new Chicken Soup story :)

  5. Happy Birthday celebrations to Mommy, too! The birth of our children is not only their day - but ours - receiving such a gift from the Lord - the gift of motherhood! My daughter just turned 24 in April. Why do I look at her statuesque beauty today and still see that sweet tiny china doll of a toddler? We mothers ponder these things in our hearts. Happy pondering - and congrats on your upcoming publication!!
    Miss Kathy

  6. A very happy birthday to your daughter! Congratulations on the new book! It's always fun to see a blogging friends name in print at the bookstore, we then get excited for you all over again!

  7. Happy Birthday to your adorable daughter! I am excited for you and the new publocation . Be happy !

  8. Happy birthday to both of you, Dayle. A dear friend always wishes me that on my children's birthdays because, as she says, giving birth on that day made it our birthday too. ;) Love without measure indeed.

    Congrats on the book.

  9. Happy birthday to my sweet and lovely niece, Anna! Our family wouldn't be complete without her.

    (I thought "Answered Prayers" is the book we both had a story in. Can't find my paperwork, and can't recall if it was that book. It's been so long!)

  10. Hi Dayle - I discovered your blog through one of the blog hops... Loved the post (and photos) of your 30th anniversary - this year sees my own 30th and I really felt a lot of what you wrote spoke to me. Congrats with your daughter's 25th birthday - my own daughter celebrated her 25th last December! I look forward to reading your future posts!

  11. Out of the mouths of babes...come the most beautiful words in the world.

  12. Dayle,
    Happy Birthday to your beautiful daughter and congratulations to you for "Answered Prayers" in CSFTS. I love how she described her love for you when she was a tot - adorable!


  13. Happy Birthday Ann Marie! (Hope I spelled that correctly?) I miss seeing those bonnets on baby girls these days, don't you?

    Congratulations on the latest "Chicken Soup" ... I can't wait to see it!

  14. Dear Dayle,
    Happy birthday to your precious girl. Enjoy the joy she brings

  15. Awwww, Dayle.....SOOOO darling. I'd love to gently squeeze those sweet little chubby cheeks.

    Congrats on the next article in Chicken Soup! You deserve it as you are a wonderful writer.

    Take care and hope the birthday was happy! May she have a fabulous new year of life. Susan

  16. Congratulations I am so happy for you!

  17. Happy birthday to your daughter. And congratulations on the new Chicken Soup!

  18. Love that sweet squishy little face! I've been enjoying catching up on your blog these last few days. I've been absent in blogland lately, been on holiday etc but glad to be back and glad that Simple Pleasures is back too.

    Congratulations on your Chicken Soup title. I'm glad that your work is appreciated by a wider audience.


Dear Readers, I adore your company and your comments. If you ask questions here, I respond to them here, so please check back when you have a chance. Kind regards, Dayle