Minnesota Prairie Roots

Writing and photography by Audrey Kletscher Helbling

In celebration of a daughter’s birthday February 10, 2014

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Amber and Marc. Photo by Minneapolis based Rochelle Louise Photography.

Amber and Marc on their wedding day in September 2013. Photo by Minneapolis based Rochelle Louise Photography.

SHE TURNS TWENTY-EIGHT today. My sweet girl.

She’s a child of God, a gift to me and her dad, and now to her husband.

Yes, this sweet woman, this new wife, this daughter of mine, who today celebrates her birthday, has blessed my life from the moment of her birth.

As my first-born, Amber showed me a depth of love I never could have fathomed. I love all three of my now adult children with a fierceness unequaled. You know, the Mama Bear and her cubs…

In this June 2011 photo, my daughter swings on a tire swing on my childhood farm.

In this June 2011 photo, my daughter sways on a tire swing on my childhood farm.

No matter how many children you have, the door to your heart swings open wider at the birth of each. And when Amber married the love of her life this past September, my heart, and that of my husband, opened even wider to embrace our new son-in-law.

To see our girl so happy, so incredibly in love as she enters another year of her life makes this mama happy.

I thank God every day for blessing me with my precious first-born daughter.

© Copyright 2014 Audrey Kletscher Helbling

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14 Responses to “In celebration of a daughter’s birthday”

  1. Thread crazy Says:

    What a beautiful story today and Happy Birthday to you also….as you gave her life. You are so fortunate.

  2. Beth Ann Says:

    Love the swing picture, Audrey. I know that mother’s love myself and it is something very special and unique. We are so blessed to be able to experience it, aren’t we? Happy Birthday to your sweet daughter.

  3. Dorothy Bowman Says:

    Hard to believe time goes by so fast! Why it seems like that is the age you should be!!! And Caleb also now into his 20s. Love is where it is at. And I do love you and your family. Maybe see you this summer? With all of us and our own families it is hard to get together. Dorothy

  4. Beautiful Post – Happy Birthday to Your Daughter – May She Be Blessed:)

  5. hotlyspiced Says:

    That’s a lovely tribute to your daughter. Amazing how two of your children almost share the same birthday. And what a gorgeous wedding image – she truly does look unbelievably happy xx

  6. Jackie Says:

    Happy Birthday to your sweet Amber, Love the photo of Amber & Marc, they are so happy… it’s gotta just melt your heart. I love that swing picture too….frame it.

  7. Funny that two of your kids have Feb. birthdays as do two of mine! (Lucy’s is the 17th though, so not a shared day this time!) Nice that your two Feb. birthdays each get their own day – makes it more special for them.


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