Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Faraway Wishes

G is for Girlfriend

That's what she is to me.

W is for Wonderful!


She's wonderful as can be.

E is for Everlasting!


Our friendship is true blue.

N is for No one ...


can measure up to you!

I grew up in the South and my cousin, Gwen, grew up in Michigan. We only saw each other every other year at Christmas until I was about 14. After that, although we didn't see each other for many, many years, we corresponded with each other through letters. After more than 20 years, I finally made my way North again for a reunion and I'm so glad I did. She is the one who insisted I try blogging. She asked me to give it a month and if I didn't like it, then I could just quit. That was July last year and I'm still here. She is also the one who started me scrapbooking and inspired me to start crocheting more things like scarves and dishcloths. She continues to inspire and motivate me in so many ways!

Happy Birthday dear cousin, my friend! You are also a sister of my heart! Hugs and Blessings, Tammy

20 comments:

Julie said...

What a lovely post about your cousin and friend--just beautiful!

Queenmothermamaw said...

Happy Birthday to your cousin and friend. It is wonderful when cousins, who played together as children, meet up again as adults. It is so wonderful to have someone to share childhood memories with. I have no idea where my favorite cousins are. I have some nearby but we never get together. I may need to do something about that. Blessings
QMM

GWENDOLYN said...

Awe shucks! Thanks Tammy. You are always so kind hearted, my sister of the heart. I miss you! Your birthday is next month.. well, you know that. I will have to put my creative cap on for something special for you. love you!
Gwen

Melissa said...

What a wonderful way to honor Gwen on her Bday. As always, you come up with cute and creative ways to make someone feel oozy inside. I will pop over to Gwen's now to give her a big bday shout out. Love the hats....gorgeous!!!

Marilyn said...

What a lovely post to your cousin.....Happy Birthday & So glad you talked Tammy into blogging!!
Have a great day!
Love,
Marilyn
xxoo

Yarni Gras! said...

what a wonderful post! Good friends are to be treasured :-)

Bettyann said...

Happy Birthday Gwen..it's so much fun having cousins as friends..you can get into so much trouble together lol

The Garden Bell said...

Aren't cousin just the best. Family and friends all in one. What a nice tribute here. I for one am glad you have kept going too. Isn't it fun.
Hugs on a LEMON DAY
Kate
xoxoxoxo

Rita said...

What a most special way to honor your cousin's birthday. she must be a very special person as this is exactly what your words of great appreciation for her convey to our hearts.
happy bday Gwen.
have a great week dear Tammy...you are so kind-hearted and definitely a blessing in people's lives, blogger friends included!
hugs
rita

crochet lady said...

To be family and dear friends is a great blessing!

Happy Birthday Gwen!

Anonymous said...

What a lovely way to recognize Gwen's special day. Really, I know she wishes you could be with her, but I know your post for the day will put a smile on her face. VERY NICE!!

Love,
Renee

Rhondi said...

What a lovely tribute to a good friend.

Lisa Super said...

What a sweet post! Blessed are you both to have each other!

DeeDee said...

Happy Birthday Gwen...and I agree Tammy is so kind straight from here heart...hope you both enjoy your special day...

Lemondrops Simple Stuff said...

You and your cousin are blessed to have eachother. And I too am glad she encouraged you to start a blog. Good friends and family are truly a blessing!!!
(I used regular weight scrapbooking paper to make the flowers) Have a great day! Talk to you soon. Tina

♥Mimi♥ said...

Sweetie, the next time you are going to make it to Michigan, let me know! I'm way up here in Sault Sainte Marie, but I'll gas up the ol' buggy and come see you and drop in on my son who lives down state while I'm at it☺

Claus said...

So lucky to have such a great friend - and also relative! - in one person. Not all of us are that fortunate. Happy Birthday to her! and may she continue to spread inspiration and joy to many.
*hugs*

Lori Ann C. said...

As we learned in Girl Scouts . . . Make new friends but keep the old . . . one is silver and the other gold . . .
And each one truly precious!

Such a sweet tribute to your girlfriend !

Lori Ann

Cynthia K. said...

Hi Tammy ~ What a wonderful tribute to Gwen - she has to love seeing it and feel the affection and warmth coming her way. Splendid job!

I'm always checking in on your blog but have not left many messages on yours or anybody' blog much lately. Last couple of months I've been going through difficult emotions and depression that keeps me from functioning well on anything. (Because of the 3 close family member deaths last year). So, please forgive. Until yesterday,my last post was Christmas Eve and before that I think on Thanksgiving - just couldn't do it.

Thankfully, yesterday I did post for a birthday tribute to Rose of Bella Rosa - please come by and check it out.

Cynthia K. (Beauty and Blessings)

Anonymous said...

WHAT A BEAUTIFUL TRIBUTE A BEAUTIFUL PERSON. GWEN IS A ONE OF A KIND AND UNIQUE PERSON. I LOVE HER TO PIECES.
I KNOW SHE APPRECIATES AND LOVES YOU AS MUCH AS YOU DO HER.
LOVE KAY

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