Sunday, 21 May 2006

Joy and Sorrow

To~day 9 years ago was a time of great gladness as Amber my first Great Grandaughter was born ~

It was also a day of great sadness as it was the day of my Mother's funeral

So you can see why Amber is so special to me ~ she is like her Great Great Grandma she loves to sing and dance and takes great pleasure in entertaining us ~ The Tiara she has on was bought by another one of her grandma's I don't think she will ever take it off ~

she belongs to a drama group and has been in some productions ~ we went to see her at the Theatre Royal last year ~ remember this is a proud Gt.Grandmother talking ~ the whole audience was made up of brothers ~ sisters ~ Uncles ~ Aunts ~ grandparents and their friends ~

But I enjoyed every minute of it ~

The present in the box was a Spa which you lower into the Bath tub and it makes bubbles she had wanted one of these for ages ~ and they had drastically reduced them in price ~

The Bike she knew nothing about and Lyn and I had great pleasure in giving it to her ~ It was a picture to see the surprize on her face ~ she immediately told Abbie she could have her old one ~ which Abbie was really pleased about ~

so there were two happy little girls to~day ~

36 comments:

edwardssoapy said...

Hi Ally

Happy 9th birthday to your granddaughter Abbie ~ glad she liked the bike and the spa.  I'm sure she will have hours of fun with them. Hope you've had a good day xxx

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debbiewebb4465 said...

Ah Ally what lovely pictures ~ the girls are beautiful and Sammy handsome too of course :-) I wish Amber a very happy 9th Birthday ~ and life comes full circle ~ I think this is the right term (I hope so) given that she was born this date ~ I was pregnant when my Gran died and that's how I tried to look at it. Lovely entry, beautiful photo's.
lots of love and big hugs, Debbie ~xxxx~
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lsfp1960 said...

Isn't is special how God works.  As you bury your dear mom, He blesses your family with a precious baby girl.  When my dad passed away in Sept of 1990, we already knew that my daughter, Julie, and her hubby were expecting their first in April of 1991.  Julie was born on my dad's birthday, so she was always special to him.  When that baby came in April of 1991 they gave him my dad's name "William" for a middle name.  Happy birthday to Amber !!  Hope she doesn't forget to get a helmet before riding that new bike.  If she were here...I'd get her one from the hospital where I work.  Linda in WA

jeadie05 said...

Ally, In Gods house there are many mansions ,the lord giveth and the lord taketh away ,He sent Amber to ease your pain ,when you lost your dear Mum ,and what a little princess she is with her Tiarra,foot spa and new bike ,oh I bet she was overjoyed, what a lovely Gran and Great Gran she has ....hugs .....Jan xx

ora4uk said...

there is nothing like the sparkle in the eyes of our ggrands and grands when they are happy and excited...you are blessed ... hugs from KY...Ora

funnyface0s0 said...

Hi Ally - i do like Birthdays, and Amber certainly did have a fabulous one by all accounts, what a lucky girl she is.    Love that Tiara, wish i could wear one all day!
Luv Jayne x

bbartle3 said...

Your joy in family is palpable.
It's my wish that your groundedness
in family will be infectious and spread to
one and all.

Barry

mllevl said...

Aptly titled entry Ally.  What a day of extreme emotion for yourself and family.  I love the name Amber and the jewellery.  I bet she has an amber ring already?   Eve

oddb0dkins said...

Bittersweet memories have a taste all their own but they warm the heart nonetheless.
There's an even cheaper way to make bubbles in the bath you know? ;O) (Sorry, couldn't help myself).
B. x

jlocorriere05 said...

Happy birthday Amber! I'm so pleased she was pleased with her new bike and what a sweet gesture to give Abbie her old one. Jeannette xx  http://journals.aol.co.uk/jlocorriere05/Welcometomytravels

msecz said...

I know your great grandaughter will never forget this birthday. What a nice day for all of you. I loved the pictures too. Sandra

jaymact1 said...

Loved your pictures your can't be a Great Grandmother you are far too young Ally. Amber looked really chuffed with her bike. Have a good evening. Love JOAN.

labdancer51 said...

Hi Ally,  A very Happy Birthday to Amber, I can understand why she`s so special to you.  On the day Roman was born, it was also the anniversary of the day I lost my Dad.  Now it`s not such a sad day for me but a far happier one.  I know Dad would have approved. :o)

Sandra xxxxx

plieck30 said...

Happy birthday dear Amber, happy birthday to you. I had one of those spa thingys once and the first time I used it I put in too much bubble bath. The bubbles were heading for the ceiling and I didn't know how to stop them. lol Paula

astoriasand said...

Loved the film show of the children,they are all priceless are they not? she certainly does look pleased with her new bike.All the children are realy bonnie too.I adore kids.Never forget Ally,All Grandma's and Great Grandma's are special to thier Grandchildren too.Bet every one of them love us millions.Love conquers all!! Glad you all had such a wonderful day!! "Happy Birthday Amber " You look so pretty in your Tiara.

Regards.Astoriasand@aol.com

faircolleen said...

Happy birthday  Amber!! These are lovely happy photos,arent they lovely kids! And why not wear a gold tiara all day long . . thats how it should be during childhood.How lovely of her  to give her old bike to her sister too

rachealcarol said...

Happy Birthday Amber, lots of goodies to make it special and she looks delighted with it all Ally.  Really sweet of her to give her old bike to Abbie, the two can now ride together, and Barney is sure there must have been something for him too:)

Happy/sad days are all too common but there's always something of the one missing in the one just arrived.  Enjoy it all Amber. Rache

lindachapmanuk said...

Hi Ally , what a lovely birthday Amber has had ! I am enjoying your journal and photographs. Thankyou for reading mine and leaving a comment I was so pleased!

xxroxymamaxx said...

So very sweet.  Enjoy your grandchildren!  Hugs and GBU, Shelly

rayne1123 said...

happy birthday amber.. she was given such wonderful presents..

sdoscher458 said...

Oh what a beautiful child she is.  I only have grandchildren right now, but I can imagine the thrill of a great grandchild and seeing the future in their faces. I know life can have sorrow in it, but the circle of life continues as it has in this beautiful child's face.....Sandi

helloimkara said...

What a lovley little girl!  There is no doubt she was "ushered in" by your dear Mother!!!

Kara

stijoan said...

Happy birthday to Amber. must be hard on her birthday for you....bitter sweet i think its called. she looks like a lovely little girl and i'm sure she brings you great happiness. love Joanne

zoepaul6968 said...

Oh that looks like a lovely birthday and so much so that her great grandmother is connected to it,im sure she was smiling down that day,how lovely xxzoexx
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djohn52 said...

Hi Ally!  What is that they say? When God closes a window, he opens a door?  I can see why she is precious....and sooo cute! Doesn't it make your heart feel good when the children share!!!  Well, I'm off to my new job.  Susan doesn't get there until 2:00 on Mondays and I don't have a key yet, so I had to wait until late to go in.  Which was great since I still have jet lag from my "awesome" trip!  Ohh that was so exciting!!

Thanks....... Bill Lee is a young man. Kind of small really, but he has such a big heart!

Hugs!
Darlene

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deegleed said...

Dan wos ear.
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astra1547 said...

hi Ally...
just popped in to say hello!  lovely pictures!

Astra!
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astra1547 said...

hi Ally...
just popped in to say hello!  lovely pictures!

Astra!
http://journals.aol.co.uk/astra1547/astrasjournal

astra1547 said...

hi Ally...
just popped in to say hello!  lovely pictures!

Astra!
http://journals.aol.co.uk/astra1547/astrasjournal

astra1547 said...

hi Ally...
just popped in to say hello!  lovely pictures!

Astra!
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astra1547 said...

hi Ally...
just popped in to say hello!  lovely pictures!

Astra!
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sarajanesmiles said...

Aww, what lovely photo's, Happy Birthday Amber!!!
Sara   x

salonrose123 said...

Happy (belated) birthday to Amber!
As one soul leaves this earth, another soul enters......
Hugs,

mtrib2 said...

Amber's bike looks like a good one with shock absorbers.   They are so much different from the one's I rode.    I did a lot of riding on a racing bike in my 20's.    The bath spa should be fantastic.    I would like to get a new tub and shower some day with a spa.    I just have a sort of shower right now.    I have to fill the tub above the shower from the faucet and hose.    It then works by gravity going down to the heater and up again and is more like a low pressure hose. lol    It was fun seeing your G. Grandkids all together.       mark

icklemisssexpot said...

Happy Belated Birthday to Amber...I fancy one of them spa's too :o)   Caff xxxx

sexkitten198511 said...

looks like she had a brilliant day