Monday, 12 July 2010

Happy Birthday Little Lover and A. J.



Today is Little Lover's (otherwise known as Mr. Mischief or Domenicky) birthday. He turned one years old today. Woohoo! He is amazing and he is more like his Grandma than I thought he would be. She would be nibbling on his toes and kissing him all over if she could and I bet she would be telling us how much he looks like her.

It is also my Auntie Jacquie's birthday today. I hope it was as good as it could be without her son, mother and sister there to give her lots of hugs and kisses. She is also truly amazing. I don't know if I will ever again see such strength, love and determination from one individual. You are unbelievable A. J. and we love you to the moon and back.

31 comments:

TERI REES WANG said...

Cheers!... to A.J. aka...
"Absolute Joy"
"Amour Joie"
"Abundant Jubilation"


Cheers!..to Renee, who renews herself in so many ways.

Shawn said...

Happy Birthday baby boy ! Your mom,Grandma and sister R with you always:)

Ces said...

Happy birthday to dear Dominick and lovely Jacquie. Your family Angelique is so special in a way that there is so much to celebrate. While the past 12 months have been injected with sorrow, there is still a seemingly unlimited source of joy and happiness in the forms of Dominick and Josephine and the celebration of life. To your beautiful Aunt Jaquie and to precious Dominick - HAPPY BIRTHDAY.

Dear Angelique, I understand completely your utter feeling of loss. I have only known your Mom for a little over a year, yet her influence is a lifetime. When I feel blue, I sometimes go through my old posts and read your Mom's comments. Oh, the exchanges we had with Bella, those late nights and early mornings and evenings batteries of humorous sometimes irreverent retorts, they will supply me a lifetime of laughter and smiles.. Your mother was full of love. She would be very proud today. Take care Angelique. Tsup! Tsup!!!

karen gerstenberger said...

God's blessings to Domenic and Auntie Jacquie. May they grow "together strong," and may their mutual love bless them both, and all of the family. I feel sure that Jacquie is going to give Little Lover as much love as she can, for her own sake as well as Renee's. xoxoxoxo

The Strawberry Mallard said...

Oh hon I am very happy to see your blog entry. You have been on my mind. Know that everyone continues to follow your journey, with loving hearts..lifting you and all of your loving family up to God!
Hugs, Nancy & family

Mim said...

What a great picture - wow. Renee was SO over the moon about her grandbabies - yes...she would be nibbling toes etc.

Happy Birthday to Jacqui - I think of her often and wonder how she is doing. Please send her much love and admiration from me

Baino said...

Hey Angelique, I so wish I'd had a blog like this to pay tribute to my mother, it's lovely the way you keep her memory alive and happy birthday to your precious boy who will always have this legacy from a grandma he barely knew. Much love. How is Jacquie? I wish her well. Helen.

yoborobo said...

I love this picture of your Mom with your sweet boy. Renee looks so happy, and what a cutie pie your little guy is. :) Happy birthday to him and to your Auntie Jacquie. Please give her a big hug from me. Love to you all - xox Pam

eva said...

Happy Birthday Dominique and AJ
lots of love
Robbie & Eva

prutsels said...

Happy Birthday to both, may the love that shines through , always give you the joy you deserve, and the strength you need.

Annie said...

Happy Birthday to Little Lover and to A.J.!!!! I know that it is not as perfect as it could be, but you still have lot of family and lots of love coming at you.
xoxo

Marion said...

Happy Birthday to Mr. Mischief and the fabulous Jacquie! Thank you for continuing to share here at your Mom's site. Love & Blessings!! xoxo

Diva Kreszl said...

thank you for continuing to share news of your family, I do so miss reading your Mom's posts. she is watching over all of you I'm sure!

Deborah said...

Oh beautiful Renee! **sigh**
♫♪♫ Happy Happy Birthday ♫♪♫ to
Domenic and Jacquie. I so miss hearing about the family. Healing prayers for all of you.
**blows kisses** Deb

Yoli said...

Happy birthday to your aunt Jackie and many hugs to you dear girl.

Robin said...

A happy birthday hug and kiss to both "the little lover" and to the beautiful and courageous Jacqui....

I admire your wonderful family so much....

There are many "anniversaries and birthdays and special occasions" ahead this year.... just know that your loving "blogging family" will be there with you to share them.

We are all thrilled you are keeping us as part of "the family"....you know how we love Renee...(present tense) and how we love you all.

Many, many hugs,

♥ Robin ♥

p.s. My word verification is: "Vivante"..... I KNOW Renee is chuckling...

Pattee said...

Happy Birthday Jacquie!!! I've been thinking of you lately~: )

Happy Birthday Domenickey!!!! YOur grandma is looking down at you with a beautiful smile and giggle...

So much love to you both and your whole family~
Pattee

Silke said...

Oh, happy birthday to Dominic and sweet Jacqueline! I hope that it will be a wonderful day for all of you even though I am sure you are always acutely aware of those not there. I am thinking of you all especially today!! Much love, Silke

kj said...

jacquie, bravest of all, i hope your birthday was an acknowledgement of how special you are. happy birthday, jacquie. ♥

angelique, this son of yours was an angel from day one. how totally compelling his beautiful face.

i couldn't help noticing how beautiful your Mom's hair is in this picture. oh renee, oh renee, how dearly i love you. how much i miss you.

thank you always angelique. your Mom and you are both over the moon awesome.

love
kj

Jos said...

Hello Angelique

As ever I feel that lurch in my hert to see this header come up in my reader. Dom is one??? Already??? My goodness it seems like yesterday that Renee was crowing about his arrival. How Renee loves her family, even now from afar I'm sure she still does. Warmest hugs to you and especialy Dom and Jacquie on their special days (a couple of days late but hugs are good to go anytime).

As ever you are in my thoughts and prayers. xx Jos

monk said...

Happy Birthday to the little lover and A.J!....july 12 is my birthday too,its a great time to be born!

Julie's blog log said...

Happy birthday to two beautiful angels!
Hope you had the best day ever!

Loads of love!

Julie

Bella Sinclair said...

What a photo! So much happiness and pride, you can almost reach out and touch it. Awww, every baby needs his toes nibbled on by someone very special. Happy birthday, baby Domenic!

And happy birthday to a truly amazing woman, Jacquie!

Hope you are well, dear Angelique.

Kisses to you, too.

studio lolo said...

Oh my goodness, how did I miss this?? Look at Grandma so proud of her little lover ;)
happy belated birthday sweet boy! I know your grandmother was celebrating with you.
And I believe she and her mom and Sheldon were with Jacqui too!
I understand how you describe Jacqui's strength and courage. It amazes me to even imagine her losses. Thank goodness she has you and your children.

Thank you again for posting Angelique. It keeps us all connected♥

xoxo
Lolo

Odd Chick said...

Precious, Precious!! i totally understand the deep deep love you feel for that little bundle of cuteness!

Doris Sturm said...

Happy Birthday, little man - what a lovely photo!

Gloria said...

Happy Birthday to the little angel Domenic and Jacquie. I'm sure Renee was and is shining down on all of you, not just this day, but all day. I miss you Renee.

Fresh Mommy said...

How sweet... happy belated birthday to your little guy!!! :)

~Tabitha

deb said...

Sending belated salutations your way..

love the photo.
That looking on a babe with love is precious. That is a love look. Renee had a love look.

soulbrush said...

I had no idea that you were continuing with Renee's blog, or I would have visited sooner. i miss her often, i miss Sheldon and I miss ...well sigh...I just miss...her death threw me into a long and deep depression, questioning my whole life... which I am now slowly coming out of.hope the painting i did for renee can give nathan and/or some of you help.hugs and kisses and happy birthday.xxxx

RNSANE said...

I am so glad this blog continues. Warm birthday wishes to little Domenic and Auntie Jacquie and loving rembrances of Renee.