Happy Birthday to the person I love the most!

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 GREC# 169695

Sometimes it feels like it was forever ago and sometimes it feels like it just just a short time ago.  But 24 years ago today was when my world changed forever.  I became a mom.  It was at 4:15 in the afternoon that my little bundle of joy arrived and every year at 4:15 I call her to wish her happy birthday!  This year was no exception.  She had just stepped out of class and was headed to pick up her car from an oil change and then head on to finish her regular 24 shift.

She's always been an over achiever.  Driven to be he best at what she does, no matter what something is at the time.  Currently she has a full class load, a full time job and is working on 300 clinical hours for school and is a volunteer fire fighter in the county she lives.  She's always on the go. 

She's going to be finishing up Medic school in December and maybe she'll take a little break, but she doesn't plan to stop her education there.  She has wobbled once or twice about her career goal.  When she started college just one month after she finished high school she told me she going to be an athletic trainer.  I knew better.  I've always known she was meant to save lives.  And I still am so excited for her on a day she gets to do that.  I am also sad when not everyone makes it.  She's had some rough days at work and I'm so very proud of her.  No matter how sad one day makes her at work, she pulls herself together and keeps at it.

She's such a touch kid.  Although I know she's not a "kid" anymore she of course will always be my "itsy bitsy tiny baby".  I wasn't even aware when she started training to be a fire fighter.  I have to admit I wasn't trilled.  But I'm still proud of her.  I worry of course every single day.  Even on her off days I never know when her fire pager will go off. 

So I'd like to ask you to do things. 

  1. Join me in wishing my Abigail a very happy birthday
  2. Always pull over for emergency vehicles.

It could be my daughter driving that ambulance and I know the family that calls 911 wants any emergency vehicle to arrive as quickly as possible and safely. And of course I want my daughter to be safe.



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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Tammy, please send Abigale a great big birthday hug!  And a good reminder to stay out of the way of emergency vehicles.  

Jun 20, 2012 08:58 AM #1
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Tammy-You have a beautiful daughter just like her Mom and she is definitely a go-getter. Many adults don't have that kind of a load. She is to be congratulated and you did a fabulous job raising her to become the happy well-adjusted beautiful young lady she is. Happy Birthday Abigail.

Jun 20, 2012 09:00 AM #2
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

Pat- Sad that I'm not seeing her today.  We celebrated Monday night.  But I promise to pass along the hug.

Sharon- Thanks Sharon and yes, she does carrly a heavy load.

Jun 20, 2012 09:09 AM #3
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I am smiling right down to my toes...LOVED this post...and your beautiful and brave daughter. Many Blessings and a Big NC HUG ((( )))

Jun 20, 2012 09:18 AM #4
Cal Yoder
Keller Williams Elite - Lititz, PA
Homes For Sale in Lancaster PA - 717.413.0744

Love to hear a proud Mom brag about her kid. Happy Birthday to Abigale. Be well my friend.


Jun 20, 2012 09:49 AM #5
Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS, Broker
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
Arizona's Top Banana of Real Estate!

Ohhh what a sweet and touching post - Abigail is a dream daughter.  Please give her a big old BananaTude hug from all of us tudes!  Happy Birthday Abigail! Here's a cake for her!


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Jun 20, 2012 10:26 AM #6
Jane Peters
Home Jane Realty - Los Angeles, CA
Connecting you to the L.A. real estate market

Happy Birthday to Abigail.  You must be very proud.  And I always do pull over when I hear the siren.  I will think of her when I do the next time.

Jun 20, 2012 10:47 AM #7
Sharon Alters
Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - 904-673-2308 - Fleming Island, FL
Realtor - Homes for Sale Fleming Island FL

Tammy, Happy Birthday to Abigail! Why am I not surprised that she is an over-achiever :) Apple-tree, apple-tree.


Jun 20, 2012 12:31 PM #8
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

janeAnne- your comment made me smile

Cal- I'm very proud of her

Anna- and it's a beautiful cake :) 

Jane- :)

Sharon- I didn't have near the drive she does at her age.  I was a young mommy though.

Jun 20, 2012 12:38 PM #9
Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

You have reason to be proud of your itsy bitsy tiny baby. She is beautiful, brave, talented and very much loved!

Thanks for sharing and Happy Birthday!




Jun 20, 2012 01:37 PM #10
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
Tammy, Happy Birthday to your special daughter. I know you are very proud of her and love her a lot.
Jun 20, 2012 01:39 PM #11
Abigail Elizabeth
Thanks for all the birthday wishes! I actually had a really neat birthday experience. I got to be a part of three different organ harvest teams coming to retrieve a heart, lungs, and liver from a young woman who tragically lost her life recently. So spending all night awake has been totally worthwhile! 0700 can't come soon enough... Beach time!!!
Jun 20, 2012 07:03 PM #12
Mona Gersky
MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC - Sylva, NC
GRI,IMSD-Taking the mystery out of real estate.

A very happy birthday to your special daughter.  She's beautiful and accomplished.  More importantly, she is a tremendous role model for other little girls to look up to.  On behalf of other women, I am so proud of your daughter.

Jun 20, 2012 11:56 PM #13
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents
Lyon Real Estate - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

She has that glint in her eye. It's the same glint that you have, Tammy. Mischievous but kind and sweet underneath. I can see it. Happy birthday, Abigail.

Jun 21, 2012 12:29 AM #14
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Tammy- I'm a little late but I just wanted to wish your very beautiful (inside and out) Abigail a very Happy Birthday!!!

Jun 21, 2012 12:33 AM #15
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

Margaret- thanks and she sure is loved.

Debbie- yes and yes

Mona- she's gonna love that

Elizabeth- yeah, she is a little mini me in both the good and the bad ways.  Very stubborn.  We butted heads a lot.

Kathy- she's gonna be celebrating for a few extra days.

Boo Bear- how neat.  Love you.

Jun 21, 2012 04:19 AM #16
Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED
RETIRED / State License is Inactive - Portland, OR

Thank GOD Abigail Elizabeth (and I'm Carla Elizabeth) wasn't born at 3:48 a.m.   Belated wishes to Abigail!!

Jun 21, 2012 09:44 AM #17
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

Carla- no way I'm not a morning person.  I wouldn't have gotten up to go to the hospital at that time of morning.

Jun 21, 2012 10:01 AM #18
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