Monday, 30 November 2009

Regarding Nadalene No. 2


















She is the younger of my two daughters, my second child, and my awakening.

Nadalene is married to someone she loves (the rest of us love Charlton too). Like all of our kids, Nadalene is a total split between me and Wahid. I think she is most like me in her firmness and knowing what she knows.

Do you want to meet Nadalene? I’m sure you do.

http://circlingmyhead.blogspot.com/2008/11/regarding-nadalene.html

She is the younger of my two daughters, my second child, and my awakening. Nadalene thank you for the privilege.

Happy Birthday Nadalene! Love Mom, Dad, Angelique, Nathan, Josephine, and Domenic.

*artwork by Kelly Vivanco

77 comments:

Ces said...

Happy Birthday to Nadalyn. The apple does not fall far from the tree!

My dear Renee. Have you seen our genius's blog. Very few things make me speechless but his rendetion of the Three Monkeys: Cecilia, Gabriela And Isabela almost made me pass out. Bella is beautiful. You should see yourself! I love the doodad he put on your ears and check out what he did to my eyes!

Ces said...

Did you visit him? Bjorn? Go visit him!

Ces said...

Oh CRAP! I am sorry to hear you are sick. I knew you were. You do not disappear and you did this past few days. I hope you are on the mend.

PBsArtStudio said...

Aw! such a beautiful post! Happy Birthday to Nadalene!
I know you have many well deserved awards but I think you deserve one more cause you're so special so I nominated you for just one more!

Ces said...

I will send you the electronic files for all three. I am finishing the third one. You can choose. I am trying to make my Christmas cards and I am creating these huge cards because I am crazy!

PBsArtStudio said...

Oh yes that just one of my ditsy stories! My kids say that someday they are going to write a book about "ALL" my adventures!Ha ha!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Happy Birthday to Nadalene and Happy Birth Day to her mother!

Michael Rivers said...

Happy Birthday to Nadalyn. Love her name!

in the light of the moon said...

Happy Birthday Nadalyn!!!Have a wonderful day!!!....and your momma too!!( : Warmest Regards,Cat

Annie said...

Happy Birthday Nadalene!
Renee are you having a bad time?
I hope you feel better. Love and kisses. xoxo

secret agent woman said...

Lovely post about your daughter last year. A very happy birthday to her! And I hope you are having a good start to your week.

glorv1 said...

Happy Birthday to Nadalene. Just popped in to say hello and hope you are doing fine. I'm out the door now and sort of back to normal. Husband went back to work today (vacation). Have a great week.

Jasmine said...

And a happy anniversary to you too mum! x

soulbrush said...

oooh happy birthday nadalene, you are so loved by your mom.

Arija said...

A lovely daughter to have indeed. Happy Birthday Nadalene and oh happy day remembering mom. We never forget when we let them into this world. Whatever our children's lives may turn out to be, we are responsible for their being. Congratulations on a job well done mom!

Silver said...

Loved the read about your baby!

"Nadalene has the will of 12 horses, 3 black bears, 2 unicorns and 9 butterflies.."

A prim and proper little Missy.. and look what she has turned out! Apt for the job she was made for! Cant find another more suitable!

love,
~Silver

You're not well? Get weeeellll reaaaly soon ok!

yoborobo said...

Happy Birthday, Nadalene! I think you have your mom's independent spirit. :))

Renee - I hope you are feeling better, my sweet friend! Much love to you! xoxo Pam

Manon Doyle said...

A Happy Birthday to Nadalene!! What a beautiful name.

Rennee ..... are not feeling well? I hope you are starting to feel better.
Sending you my healing vibes!!

manon
xo

Doris Sturm said...

Happy Birthday to your Nadalyn. How lovely of a tribute to your daughter. I wish I knew my daughter that well.

I hope you are having a good day!
Doris ;-)

karen gerstenberger said...

Happy Birthday, Nadalene!
I went back to read the post you linked, and oh, how glad I am that I did! What a beautiful woman she is. I'd love to see a family photo of all of you someday (unless your family objects). Nadalene sounds like a person I would like to meet. What a gift in the lives of all who know her. Blessings to all of you on this special day!

Artistic Accents by Darla said...

Happy Birthday Nadalene!! I just read Ces' post and I am sorry you aren't feeling well Renee :(
Please get well soon♥
Love, Darla

YayaOrchid said...

How sweet! Happy Birthday Nadalene!!

Arija said...

Oh you beast! The Australan Possum is neither an Opossum nor a Raccoon she postificates. It is however a beast that likes deep dark holes.
Yesterday (last possible day for burning before total bans) we were up there again, left late and totally exhausted, to be rung up again by the alarm people.... guess what? Yup, looks like its slid down the chimney again and Ah's goin' huntin'....Bagga! We have the bulldozer man coming in the morning and I have to cook for him too and drive for an hour just to evict our squatter again! and then for an other hour to get home.

Diva Kreszl said...

Hapy Birthday to Nadalene! I so enjoyed reading your post about your daughter...do you have posts about your son and other daughter also? I'd love to read them too!!!!

~Babs said...

Celebration day for the both of you!
What would we do without our girls? I had only a small taste of what's great in life before mine.
I believe Nadalene's tenacity was her gift from you.

Bella Sinclair said...

Happy happy birthday to Nadalene, the Awakening! Oh, how I would love to be in your jazz-a-size class! I hope you have the most magnificent day ever.

Dearest Renee, please feel better soon. I've prepared a large mug of chicken soup for you and ten boxes of tissues. The soft, thick kind, too, not the cheapies. Only the best for you.

Elizabeth said...

Happy Birthday, beloved daughter of Renee!

Sonia ;) said...

Happy Birthday Nadalene!!!!!!!

Many happy wishes and blessings for the next year.

xoxoxoxoxox

Kelly Kilmer said...

Happy Wonderful Birthday, Nadalene!!

Inner Toddler said...

what a tribute! send this magical girl a happy birthday from me. And I hope you are feeling better soon Renee. Sending you some healing vibage (so californian! brother.)

Shelly said...

... my awakening - how beautiful and how true!

Happy Birthday Nadalene ... xoxo

Angie Muresan said...

Happy Birthday Nadalene! May it be the most fabulous one ever. Blessings of love, happiness, peace, and success.
And what a beautiful name Renee. In fact all your kids have gorgeous names.

Baino said...

I love Kelly's artworks so beautiful. Happy birthday Nadalene. Our daughters are so often the voice of reason in tough times. She sounds much like mine. It's her birthday on Friday. God my family planning sucked. So close to Christmas then another on the 11th! I knew you weren't feeling too good. Dose up. Take it easy. Big but gentle hugs!

Dede said...

Happy Birthday Nadalene! Like mother, like daughter?

(((HUGS)))

staceyjwarner said...

Happy Birthday Nadalene, your life feels like a true fairytale to me meaning it includes the dark and spooky forest all heros are forced to go through, what beautiful names you've given your children.

much love sweet renee...

Michelle said...

Happy Birth day Nadalene.....and Renee

xxx

Michelle said...

Oh fine! Snorty snort.....it is even summer and I am whining because it got down to 20 degrees celcius....being grateful for no snow then! Sheesh

Chrisy said...

Happy birthday to your Nadalene...and you my sweet princess...can you feel me...I'm sitting there next to you holding your hand..and we chat about our joint task for December...to be still...to relax...to breathe in strength...

@eloh said...

What a different and beautiful name.

Thank God for our children.

Peace.

Arija said...

Renee, why didn't you let me know about today? No need to carry the can on your own. Thinking of you with crossed fingers, toes and any other body part that I can contort to do so. Chin up, it is going to be better than you think.

clairedulalune said...

Happy Birthday to Nadalyn!! I read your post about her, what a wonderful woman! Beautiful post Renee, and I adore the artwork that acompanies your posts! Big love to you!

Ellie Grace said...

Oh Renee, your comments on my blog were so needed... Thank you thank you thank you. You are too sweet. Reading your short "about me" section, I have come to the conclusion that you are a very brave woman. I am very excited about being a new follower of your blog and I would love to read more posts from you. Please keep being so courageous, it is inspiring me to do the same.
Happy birthday, Nadalene. =]

Always,
Ellie Grace

studio lolo said...

I can literally feel the love in this family.
Your family.

I love that you refer to her as your 'awakening.'

You have been an awakening for millions.

Birthday blessings to Nadalene and gobs of love to her mum.

xoxoxo
lolo

Angela Recada said...

Happy Birthday to your dear Nadalene!

Your children sound wonderful, each and every one of them. How could they not be, with you for their loving mother.

I'm so sorry to read that you haven't been feeling well. I hope you feel better very soon, dear friend.

Hugs and love,
xoxoxo
Angela

Sarah said...

Happy Birthday to Nadalene! Hope she had a lovely time!
xx

Camille said...

Happy Birthday Nadalene It's been a pleasure getting to know you better! Love Aunty Camille

kenflett said...

your a burning bush Renee...
i've just caught up on your blog, and well, you have so much love in you, you have a fire in you and everyone is getting warm from it.

take care Renee

ken

Deborah said...

Happy Happy Birthday, Beautiful Nadalene. Happy Birthing Day to you, my beloved friend! I loved reading this again. **blows kisses** Deb

rochambeau said...

Happy Birthday Nadalyn! Really glad you were born. You sound cool. In many ways I relate to the person you are. Perhaps that is a tiny reason why your mom and I have found our friendship together.
May you continue to bring your light and joy to our world &
May this be the first day of your best year yet!
Love,
Constance

Ribbon said...

a very big beautiful happy birthday to you Nadalyn xoxo

I love you Mum... and I'm sure you do too :)

x Ribbon

Draffin Bears said...

Wishing Nadalene the happiest of birthdays.
I think it is times like this when you remember all the wonderful memories.
I loved reading about your gorgeous and talented daughter. Your family is beautiful.

I was sad to hear that you are not feeling well Renee. Sending a dose of get well wishes your way.
Love & hugs, sweet friend.
Carolyn xo

studio lolo said...

Dear Raven Sister,

Like every day, I'll hold you close and think positive thoughts.
They will find nothing bad.
Maybe some ice cream remnants but that's all ;)

Stay strong. I love you.

xoxox
Lolo

Tammie Lee said...

This painting is so lovely and the love and pride you have with your daughter touches my heart. I wish her a wonderful new year!

Manon Doyle said...

Renee.... I didn't know you were not feeling well sweetheart!! I'm sending all my healing thoughts to you so that you feel better. xo

Debbie said...

How lovely! And a wonderful birthday to your daughter.

kj said...

your awakening...how lovely. i wish this girl of yours the best day and the best life. she has the best mother.

darling friend, all will be well. there is so damn much love around you a batallion of nothing could break through...still, we stand guard for you. don't forget.

love love love
ms. kj

Rikkij said...

HB Nadalene- what a nice time to have a birthday. Hope you're doing ok, Dear, Renee. Love~rick

Poetic Artist said...

Happy Bday Nadalene.
Renee I do hope you are having happy filled days and peaceful dreams.
Katelen

lakeviewer said...

Happy Birthday Nadalene. What a beautiful name, btw, totally sweet and enchanting.

Sue said...

Renee, a beautiful post for your beautiful daughter. Many happy wishes to Nadalene!

I have missed a whole month of your posts because of not having a computer - plan on taking time over the next few days to catchup.

I hope you are well, I've thought of you often.

xxoo

turquoise cro said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY NADALENE!!! I have a special place in my heart for your dear mother!!! Hey Renee, my Gina is 31, 32 in May of next year!and my sister-in-law's name is Nada! Nada Jo who is like a firecracker just like your gal!

Leslie said...

Happy birthday to your sweet Nadalyn. I enjoyed reading your link to another birthday for this special girl!

Bella Sinclair said...

Hello, my darling. I am thinking about you and your tests. I'm praying that all went well.

Sleep now, rest. Good night.

madtexter (corey james) said...

Happy Birthday to dear Nadalene. And thank you for selecting me as a recipient of one of Tessa's fantabulous pieces of art. We are now forever connected.

Diana Evans said...

oh so sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeet Renee!!! the love for your children is so evident and I love that ....I am sending Birthday wishes to Nadalene...(by the way...I loveeeee her name) I just created some cake and send over some virtual slices....

hugs
Diana

RNSANE said...

Nadalyn, happy birthday. I so wish I had a daughter...not that my three
sons aren't wonderful! I raised them alone and, at times, with all that raging testosterone, I longed for a sweet little girl!

Lori ann said...

Happy birthday to you her mother dear Renee, and happy happy birthday to Nadalene! such a sweet post, it's a perfect gift to her.
are you feeling better? i hope?
with love, lori

Anonymous me said...

Happy Birthday to Nadalene! Renee, I am saying extra prayers in the hope that they might help. I hope you are feeling a bit brighter today. Never far from my thoughts. xx Jos

ToM KiDDo said...

happy birthday to miss nadalene..
send my regard to miss nadalene, thx :)

Chrisy said...

Thinking of you honey...when you close your eyes for the test, travel over this way for a visit...we'll tell stories...and laugh...love you dearest...

Mim said...

Thinking of you and hop you are well

Melody Sage said...

Happy Birthday (belated) to Nadalene! What a lovely story as well. What a good mom you are shines through every word!

Sarah said...

Awww Happy Birthday sweet Nadalene!! What lucky siblings you have Renee - to have you!!
Love you hon, Sarah

Björnik said...

Happy birthday Nadalene!:)

Dear Renee, I read last year's post and the two-minute read seemed like years of knowing Nadia. You make me fall in love with her like how you did when describing your siblings and other special people here in your blog.:)

How are you my dear? I hope you're feeling better especially that the holidays are just around the corner. About your special request, I will resize each artwork in the comings weeks. Why would I deprive my beautiful muses of the details anyway.:P Take good care of your self okay?

XOXO
Bjornik

Dawn said...

Nadalene Happy Belated Birthday - and to you too Renee, for giving birth to such a beautiful daughter x

Isabel said...

Happy Belated birthday to your Nadalene.

Your love for her is so beautifully expressed through your prose.

There is nothing like feeling loved that way. I am sure she loves you back the same way. And that is the most precious gift we can give each other as mothers and daughters.

xox

Isabel

Marie S said...

Happy Birthday Nadalene, I am sorry I missed it.
May you get everything you could ever wish for and more than you can ever imagine.
Love and hugs.