Friday, April 26, 2013

Happy Birthday, Brooke



I sang happy birthday to my daughter, Brooke, thirty-four times. I wish I could sing to her today.

Brooke was diagnosed with last stage breast cancer while in her late twenties. She fought for six years with grace and dignity, leaving this world in 2006.


Her family and friends miss her precious spirit and beautiful smile. She loved us dearly.

I will sing to her today. I will fling the joyful birthday anthem to the wind and let it soar over the clouds and into the halls of heaven.

Mother loves you, my Brooke.

14 comments:

  1. Dee, I forget how beautiful she was until I see another picture like this one. Breathtaking!

    Let your song soar, my friend. No doubt you make your daughter proud.

    Love you!

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  2. What a beauty Brooke was! And just like her mother- beautiful on the inside as well as the outside. Happy Birthday, Brooke! Love never dies.

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  3. What a beauty! Brooke looks just like you, Dee Dee :)
    Lifting you up this week. SING ON

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  4. Happy Birthday to Brooke :) She was gorgeous...Looks just like you! I'd like to see your wedding photo beside hers someday. Sing loud...she's up in Heaven listening!

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  5. Thank you so much, my sweet friends. Your words soothe my heart. I love you all!

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  6. What a beautiful, precious young woman. I wish I could have known her personally. Thank you for sharing your dear Brooke with us.

    And your words are a beautifully-written tribute. I know she is savoring them, and you, as she sits at the feet of Jesus.

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    1. I appreciate your sweet words. How can one family have two beautiful people like you and Theresa? I am blessed with your friendship and your mentoring . Love you.

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    2. Joy, you are the third beautiful person in that wonderful family of yours.I will never forget all that you did for Brooke.
      Love you.

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  7. DeeDee, I wrote you personally, but just love what Celeste said and I agree, "Sing Loud, precious friend." Your words bring healing and hope.
    That is the first photo I have seen, but I just keep looking at her beauty and how she is "looking beyond" this life to the world in which we join her one day. Much love to you.

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    1. Thank you, sweet friend. Your e-mail means so much to me. Brooke was lovely in body and spirit. Thank you for taking the time to comment.We will see our precious daughters again. PTL! Love you bunches.

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  8. So beautiful Dee Dee, your daughter and your words of love to her. Happy Birthday Brooke. I can't wait to meet you one day!

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    1. Thank you, Beth. Won't we have a grand time singing praises to the Lord together?

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  9. Oh dear one! That's the first close-up of Brooke I've seen......she was so beautiful, just like her Mama :)

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