Friday, September 2, 2011


 "I can't remember when you weren't there
When I didn't care for anyone but you
I swear we've been through everything there is
Can't imagine anything we've missed
Can't imagine anything the two of us can't do
  Through the years, you've never let me down
You turned my life around, the sweetest days I've found
I've found with you... Through the years
 I've never been afraid, I've loved the life we've made
And I'm so glad I've stayed, right here with you
Through the years
 I can't remember what I used to do
Who I trusted, who I listened to before
I swear you've taught me everything I know
Can't imagine needing someone so 
 But through the years it seems to me
I need you more and more
Through the years, through all the good and bad
I knew how much we had, I've always been so glad
To be with you... Through the years
 It's better everyday, you've kissed my tears away
As long as it's okay, I'll stay with you
Through the years
 Through the years, when everything went wrong
Together we were strong, I know that I belonged
Right here with you... Through the years
I never had a doubt, we'd always work things out
I've learned what love's about, by loving you
Through the years
Through the years, you've never let me down
You've turned my life around, the sweetest days I've found
I've found with you... Through the years
 It's better everyday, you've kissed my tears away
As long as it's okay, I'll stay with you
Through the years!"
(Through The Years - Roger Bowling - Billy Edd Wheeler)

Happy Birthday, Linda!
My life would be so different had you not been in it!  Today I'm thanking God for our friendship, praying His blessings upon you as you celebrate your life and all you mean to your friends and family.
What I wouldn't give to be with you!
Happy, Happy Birthday!  You're as beautiful as ever!

Love, Beck


Blessings as you celebrate the lives of those you love!

Love to you...


KatyDidStitches said...

Dang! I can never find a Kleenex when I need one!


Anonymous said...

Sisters are special, aren't they??
I only have the one....and I feel the same way about her as you do your sis......what would life be without them??
Wishing Linda/Faith a wonderful birthday and many, many more!! Please tell her for me....I met her, you know, in her shop out of Nashville...sweet lady and so pretty!
Have a great holiday weekend!!!
Hugs, Francy

Teresa said...

How beautiful! You are so lucky to have each other and to be so close!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hello Rebecca,
How nice to have you stop by. Happy Birthday to your sister! It must be such a blessing to have a sister that you are so close to. Wishing you a lovely day and wonderful long weekend.


Gwendolyn said...

What a beautiful tribute to your sister! You are blessed that you are close. I am sure she feels the same abut you.. through all the years!
Blessings and hugs~

Melissa said...

Aw, what a sweet post. My sister is 3 years older. Can't imagine my life without her or the wonderful nephew with which she has blessed me.

Anonymous said...


What a wonderful post. All the photos brought back so many memories. When did all my babies grow up...? They all now have babies that have grown up too.

I celebrate the birth of each of you. I recall something my father told me many years ago -- "On your birthday -- remember your mother... It is really her day."

Happy birthday Linda.

Love you-- Mom

Chabby Shic said...

I hardly know what to say....I am overwhelmed. I love this song and it fits "US" so well. Thankyou for making my day so special. Your sweet words will be forever tucked away inside my heart. Nothing I can say or do will ever be able to convey to you how much I love, appreciate and admire you. You have blessed me more than you will ever know. I love you, Beck.... <3 Lin

Carolyn said...

Okay, now I am seriously going to cry!! Seeing both your mother's comments and then your sister!!! OH MY!!! How beautiful!!! That was such a BEAUTIFUL post!! Thank you for touching my heart! I love you all! :D

May the Lord continue to bless you all!!

Love, Carolyn ~ Cottage Sunshine

Chatty Crone said...

Happy Birthday Linda!

Deanna said...

such a neat post!!!
sweet sisters make such a difference in our lives.
Please wish her a very happy birthday and many more!
God bless you two.

Deanna said...

such a neat post!!!
sweet sisters make such a difference in our lives.
Please wish her a very happy birthday and many more!
God bless you two.

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Happy Birthday to your lovely sister. I never had any I can only imagine the joy it is to share these memories...

Christine said...

You two are beautiful. You are both blessed to have each other.

NanaDiana said...

What a pair of beauties you are! I love the changes through the styles, hair styles...dare I say it? Hair COLOR! My favorite photo is the one of you choking her!;>) So REAL!!!

I always wanted a sister-you are so blessed! xo Diana

A Shabby Moment in Time said...

Happy Birthday to your sister! This post really caught my eye since it's a special song for me as well! When I remarried, my boys were 10 and 6 years old. I danced that song with each of them at my wedding reception (half the song with one, and the other half of the song with the other.) Then when my son Luke (then the 6 year old), was married..he chose the same song for our mother/son dance. That's even the ringtone on my phone when he calls me. Love it!
Blessings & Hugs,

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Such a beautiful way to honor your sisters Birthday. I have tears in my eyes and I know everyone else does too.
Love these pictures of you and your family.
Your both so lucky to have each other through out the years. I always wanted a sister but not to be just four brothers. lol
Enjoy your weekend
Love ya

romance-of-roses said...

Love, love your post. I always wished that I had a sister, but am an only child. I admire you and your sister, how wonderful to have a best friend that is also your sister. Hugs...Lu

Betty's corner of the world said...

Dear Rebecca .. What a beautiful tribute to your sisters and to all the sisters in the world .. My sister is here visiting me right now and I know how special that bond is between sisters...In fact, last time she was here she sat across from me at the table and played that same song to me .. I was very touched by that. Also thank you for your nice comment on my blog and thanks for your visit.
♥Happy Birthday Linda♥

Cheryl De Beer said...

Rebecca, that was absolutely beautiful, it made me cry. Happy birthday to your sister - you are so lucky to have each other!
Hugs Cheryl

Mona Kay at Blissfully Refurbished said...

Very sweet soon as I lose the lump in my throat I'm gonna call my sis...when I went 4 days with no power (Irene) she took me in & even cooked me comfort food...what would we do without our sis's??

Carol said...

What a "BEAUTIFUL" tribute to your sweet sister. Isn't it wonderful when siblings can tell one another that they are so loved, and their best friend. Life doesn't get anymore precious than that!!

Carol from
Good 'Ol Texas

Angie said...

Rebecca, I love your photos of your sis. I especially love the ones of you two...including the funny one! I have two sisters and we grew up as friends. We still are. Thank you for the sweet memories. xoxo Angie

Marilyn said...

I only have one brother-he walked Sarah down the aisle, but a sister would have been a treasure! God blessed you! ♥♫

Blondie's Journal said...

This made me get a lump in my throat!! Those last pictures are priceless! Happy Birthday to your dear sister!!


Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

What a beautiful tribute to your sweet sis!!
My sister and I are 10 years apart in age , raised completely differently and not very close so I am so envious of you!!

Have a wonderful weekend!!

Gorgoeus pics by the way!


Suzann said...

Hello Rebecca,
What a sweet family you have!!!
Happy birthday to your sister!!
9/2 is my sisters birthday too!!!
Thank you for sharing
Enjoy your weekend!
Suzann ~xoxo~

Theresa said...

I feel the love! I love my Sisters too and can't imagine my life without them in it!

Have a blessed day dear Rebecca, Happy Birthday to you BEAUTIFUL Sister! HUGS!

Rebecca P said...

Oh Rebecca, what a beautiful post. I don't have a sister, but my girl friends are like sisters.
What a beautiful family, what a beautiful lady you are.

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Loved this post Rebecca..... how wonderful you are to be blessed with such a great sister...

Happy Birthday Linda!


Nannyaboo said...

Just trying to see if this works. LOL
Hugs-- Mom

Dolores said...

You have so many wonderful pictures of your beautiful family through the years.

No sister for me, but I always wished I had one. You are blessed with your love and relationship with one another.

Beautiful tribute to your sister!

sissie said...

Hi Rebecca,
Your birthday wish to your lovely sister brings tears of joy. I just love how you love each other and the words to this song are perfect.
I know that if it weren't for my sister life would not be the same.

There is nothing better than the bonds we share with our sisters.


Kerri said...

I am amazed how much your grand daughter looks like you!

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