Sunday, March 8, 2009

Happy Birthday Erin

8 1/2 years ago this shining star came into our family.
Yes, Erin shares the same birthday as McKay!The first time I met her, she and Brock were not actually dating...but I remember thinking that she was someone special. Not just your everyday ordinary girl. No way. I came to learn that I was even more right than I thought I was.

Being the mother of all sons it did cross my mind more than once that I would be the second mom...the second grandma. Erin has made sure that has not happened. She includes me in all the important days, the special times. She fit right in with all our boys. She has a very quick wit and often has us all laughing.
She loves to play games and has been known to play late into the night just as my sons do. Erin is a such a good mother! There are no words to express how happy that makes me.

Can you imagine anyone looking this beautiful on the way home from the hospital?
She is forever full of good ideas. She offered to be the "assistant wedding coordinator" for Tyler and Karen's upcoming wedding. I jumped right on that, "Sure!!"
Erin is very compassionate and is always ready and willing to help when someone is sick or just feeling down. She treats them like royalty.
A birthday a few years back.
Erin and Brock went away for the weekend to celebrate, and we had Elora with us overnight.We picked her up from her Grandma Lynn's and several miles from her house Elora gasps,
"Oh no, I left the card I made for Mommy's birthday at Grandma Lynn's!"
She asked if we could take her back but we said she could get it tomorrow. Then she says,
"Oh well, I'll just save that one for next year."
Before she slept snuggly in her bed, she asked that I put some paper and pens out for her so she could make her mom another card as soon as she woke up. Sure enough, about 6:30 this morning we could hear the pens moving, and snap, click went the plastic box of crayons.
Shhh, don't spoil Erin's surprise but here is the inside of the card:Complete with a picture of her family
Happy Birthday Erin!!!
We love you very much and we are SO THANKFUL you are in our family!!!

Elora insists this is her Mom's favorite song.
She says her Mom sings it to her in bed at night.
Enjoy it Erin! :)


Tom and Karen Mortensen said...

Happy Birthday Erin. I hope you had a great day. You seem like an awesome lady. Hope we can get to know each other better. Us special needs moms need to stick together.

I can tell you are a good mom by your wonderful kids. They are so cute and awesome.

I am glad you like that Barney song. I like it too. Isn't that what it is all about?

Dad and Susan said...

Jill, this is an Excellent tribute to the Exceptional Erin. We Especially Enjoyed the Engaging pictures. Love, Dad and Susan

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

It's so great that your boys have chosen women who love you the way they do. I think that speaks very highly of the kind of person you are. Stop by my blog and pick up your second award. You may need to scroll down a bit as I have a few new posts.Lots of love, Kathy

lindsay lark said...

Happy happy birthday to Erin! We're so lucky to have her in our family!

grandmapeg said...

Happy Birthday to Erin! I love seeing all of the pictures of her and the family. She is a very pretty young woman and her smile is beautiful. Your sons have been blessed with beautiful wives and they seem to be wonderful mothers!

Richard said...

Erin is the greatest!!

Dennis said...

Happy Birthday, Erin. We love and appreciate you.


Brock Heasley said...

Thanks so much to Jill and everyone who left comments!! This post was so sweet, as was the cake and cards and presents and even a candle that sang to me! What a birthday.

Rebecca said...

I love Elora's arr work! I hope someone is saving all her letters!

Lisa said...

Nice photos and tribute to Erin! While I have never met her, she seems like such a wonderful human being. I'll be lucky to get a daughter in law such as her! Lucky you guys!!! Elora sure is CUTE! Happy Birthday Erin!

Brock said...

I'm a little late to the party...but happy birthday, Sweetheart! Don't think I don't know how lucky I am.

Mom, thanks for this post. Quite a trip down memory lane. I know it made Erin feel incredibly special. Thanks for the cake as well! It was our treat for Family Home Evening last night.

Jen and Mondel said...

Happy Birthday are such a great person and a wonderful inspiration to me!