My Daughter, My Heart

Red Lobster gift card- Ellies favorite restaurant
Red Lobster gift card- Ellies favorite restaurant
Ellies new snuggy
Ellies new snuggy
Birthday dinner for my daughter
Birthday dinner for my daughter
Menu: Beef Tenderloin with parsley sprigs and bearnaise sauce, asparagus, corn, cucumber salad, rolls and baked potatoe
Menu: Beef Tenderloin with parsley sprigs and bearnaise sauce, asparagus, corn, cucumber salad, rolls and baked potatoe
Presents, the best part
Presents, the best part
Perfect gift for a tween. A visa card so Ellie can shop anywhere. This way mom wont pick out a outfit she wont wear.
Perfect gift for a tween. A visa card so Ellie can shop anywhere. This way mom wont pick out a outfit she wont wear.

My kids are my heart. I love nothing better than spending quality time with my family. My baby girl Ellie just turned thirteen. She asked me to make one of her favorite dinners for her birthday. Do you want to guess what the teen selected. Prepare yourself, She does have expensive taste. The Menu for the birthday girl: Beef Tenderloin sprinkled with parsley and drizzled with Bearnaise sauce, Baked Potatoes with sour cream, asparagus, corn, cucumber salad, fresh baked dinner rolls, and grass hopper pie for dessert.

What a lovely day. My family and I went to the mall to shop for the birthday girl. We came home and the kids did homework. My twin sister and I put on our aprons and got started on the fabulous dinner. We really enjoy cooking. Our father was an incredible cook and taught us young about the culinary arts. Making Beef Tenderloin is an art all by itself. If you cook it too long or not long enough, it is just not the same. I am happy to report that my beef tenderloin came out perfectly. I am involved in a network organization called "Women Who Really Cook." I was invited to join the group as an honorary member in 2005. This is a network organization of foodies. I am a foodie through and through and my daughter knew to ask for the best meal on her birthday.

Atmosphere is of the utmost importance at a special meal. I set the dining room table with our finest china and silverware. I had a sage green candle in the middle of the table as the center piece. I dimmed the lights just so. Linda and I were in the kitchen cooking and from time to time peeked in at the birthday girl and told her how fabulous the meal was coming along. She grinned ear to ear knowing how much we enjoyed pampering her. She was well aware that auntie Linda and I wanted to make the night extra special for her.

The dinner was ready and it was time to indulge. My birthday girl must have enjoyed it as she had three helpings of the food. I guess auntie and I can say, we did the meal proud. I so love being a mom. It is the best blessing God has ever given me and my sister. My twin sister never married and my kids are like her own. My kids have two moms that dote on them.

Thanks God for my wonderful life and children. I am grateful for my family, home, and the love you shine on us constantly. You are wonderful all the time and my heart feels deep gratitude.

© Laura Rogers Arne

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Minnetonka Twin 5 years ago from Minnesota

Hi sis. I loved reading this hub about Ellie's birthday. Wasn't that a beautiful evening. I know Ellie felt very special. I had a blast cooking with you and watching Ellie getting so excited for her favorite meal. What a blessing your children are in my life. OMG, now we have two teenagers. YIKES:)


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

Sweet Hub and lovely daughter.

Delicious looking meal! Men of course are the best cooks. :-)


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stars439 5 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

Wonderful hub. It must have been very nice. GBY.


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Healing Touch 5 years ago from Minnetonka, MN Author

WillStarr

Thanks for stopping by and giving the sweet compliments.


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justom 5 years ago from 41042

Great hub and love the photos. I can never get enough of those family photos. Peace!! Tom


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Healing Touch 5 years ago from Minnetonka, MN Author

stars my friend.

Thanks for coming to my hub. God Bless you


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Healing Touch 5 years ago from Minnetonka, MN Author

justom

Thanks for the nice comments. It is because of you that I put more pictures on my hub. Thanks. Peace


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epigramman 5 years ago

...well well well they are the luckiest kids in the world to have such a beautiful and talent mum - and believe me I wouldn't be who I am today with my mum who just happened to be my best friend and mentor in many many ways ......


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Healing Touch 5 years ago from Minnetonka, MN Author

epigramman

I do so love when you stop by. I am so glad your mom was so important to you.


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thougtforce 5 years ago from Sweden

I agree with you, the love for our children is the best in life! Teenagers are wonderful, and it is a privilige to follow them to their way to adults! Thanks for sharing this lovely hub and for sharing your wonderful day with your teenager! She must have had a great day, and the visa card will be appreciated for a long time:)


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Loveslove 5 years ago from England

I really enoyed reading about your daughters special birthday meal ...I have a daughter as well,she is married now but I still love to have her and hubby around for dinner !! Nice HUb an enjoyable read


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jon smith 5 years ago

Great hub! I have 2 kids and I also love them very much


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vydyulashashi 5 years ago from Hyderabad,India

Great Hub.

I can feel the love you have for your daughter.

God Bless you and your daughter.


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

You have beautiful daughter. I believe Ellie would proud to have a mother like you. You are a queen and your daughter is a princess of your heart. You also have wonderful family. No one can change that. Vote up. God bless you.

Prasetio


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b. Malin 5 years ago

What a beautiful Hub and tribute to motherhood, reading all you wrote made me smile and remember when my boys were that age and all that was done for them, in the name of love...I could feel your daughter's love and appreciation. Thanks for sharing. I look forward to following your Hubs, and thanks for becoming a follower of mine.


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Mentalist acer 5 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

Thank you for sharing a beautiful birthday with Ellie and yourself,may infinity be defined with the number of birthdays shared in the future.;)


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carrie450 5 years ago from Winnipeg, Canada

Beautiful photos of your daughter Healing Touch. Sounds like you all had a great time on her thirteenth birthday.


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kashmir56 5 years ago from Massachusetts

Hi Healing Touch thank you for sharing Ellie's birthday with us, and she picked a great meal for her birthday and by looking at the picture it looks so awesome and yummy !

Awesome hub and thumbs up !!!


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europewalker 5 years ago

Lovely hub, you are making great memories for your beautiful daughter:)


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breakfastpop 5 years ago

Happy Birthday to your lovely daughter. Sounds like the perfect celebration. I recommend setting the table every night with candles, playing some fabulous soft music and making every single moment perfectly special.


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Healing Touch 5 years ago from Minnetonka, MN Author

Thoughtforce

I am so glad you enjoyed my hub on my tween daughter.It is fun to see them grow up. Now if I can only keep her at this age. Ha


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Healing Touch 5 years ago from Minnetonka, MN Author

Loveslove

I am so glad you liked my hub on my daughter. You have a grown up daughter. It is so hard for me to envision my daughter grown up and married. Life is so ever changing.


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Healing Touch 5 years ago from Minnetonka, MN Author

jonsmith,

We are blessed to have kids.They make us better human beings.


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Healing Touch 5 years ago from Minnetonka, MN Author

vydyulashashi

Thanks so much for stopping by and seeing how much my baby girl means to me. God Bless You


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QudsiaP1 5 years ago

Oh such a lovely birthday. Your description of the food made me really really hungry, lol. :)


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Fossillady 5 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

I got a real kick out of this, what we do for our babies! Did you ever expect her to request such a finely dinned meal?


Healing Touch 5 years ago

Fossillady

I guess you could say I was a bit shocked at her request. Beef tenderloin is so spendy. It was worth the groans of joy as she chewed each bite. :-P


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MartieCoetser 5 years ago from South Africa

I think you are extremely fortunate to have a twin sister assisting you in the upbringing of your children. Your daughter is beautiful. I pray that nothing bad ever happens to her. Enjoy your beautiful family!


Healing touch 5 years ago

MartieCoetser

Your so right. I am so blessed to have my twin helping me raise my kids. Thanks for the compliment on my beautiful daughter. Blessings back to you my friend


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Healing Touch 5 years ago from Minnetonka, MN Author

breakfastpop

I agree, we should make every meal a lovely memory with candles and the like


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cwarden 5 years ago from USA

Wow - what excellent taste your daughter has! Most 13 year olds I know would have wanted pizza or another junk food. Beautiful story - daughters are the best!


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Big Brother 5 years ago from Earth

Great Hub. I feel like you for the family. Take care

Alexander - Greece


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Micky Dee 5 years ago

What a beautiful wonderful child! Yes, dear God, thank You for this Healing Touch and this wonderful family. God bless them Lord! I love this Healing Touch!


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Torys Ten 5 years ago from Central Utah

I enjoyed your daughters birthday with you. Thanks for sharing. I have several children and we have a similar pattern to what you do, although the tastes are not quite so fine :). The younger kids are still picking corn dogs or pizza for their dinners. Happy birthday to your daughter!


Healing Touch 5 years ago

MickyDee

Thanks sweet man for the lovely comment. God, please always bless our dear heart Micky Dee. Bless him for his years of service for our country.


pastella13 5 years ago

What a lovely daughter you have. Family are precious. You must have had a good day.


Healing touch 5 years ago

pastella13

Thanks so much for the lovely comments. It was a great day indeed


Healing touch 5 years ago

pastella13

Thanks so much for the lovely comments. It was a great day indeed


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Mrs. J. B. 5 years ago from Southern California

This was fabulous. I loved it


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Meadow Kelly 5 years ago from Deep South, USA

Great hub! It sounds like your Ellie had a wonderful birthday and how special a mother you are for making the day perfect. It is a testament to her upbringing that she asked for such a great meal rather than cheeseburger and fries (although, I have no problem with that myself - smile) I have three daughters of my own and cherish every moment I can spend with them, especially since they all have their own families now. Family is so very precious.


kimberlyslyrics 5 years ago

you made me smile ear to ear

cheers

kimberly and thank you


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Healing Touch 5 years ago from Minnetonka, MN Author

kimberlyslyrics

I am honored that this made you smile. Cheers to you.


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Healing Touch 5 years ago from Minnetonka, MN Author

Meadow kelly

I am so happy to see you. Family is so precious. Blessings.


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Becky Puetz 5 years ago from Oklahoma

It looks like Ellie had a special birthday dinner. Kids are so great. What a blessing they are. You sound like a terrific mom. Your kids are blessed to have a mom and aunt like you two. Thanks for sharing this special moment. Voted up, awesome and beautiful.


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Dr.Ope 5 years ago

Hi Healing Touch. Love your hub. I enjoy being with my family too. I have a thirteen year old daughter too,so I know that "motherly" feeling. Your daughter is truly beautiful. Keep sharing and I will be following you.


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Healing Touch 5 years ago from Minnetonka, MN Author

Becky Puetz

Kids are the best arn't they? Thanks for the kudos.


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Healing Touch 5 years ago from Minnetonka, MN Author

Dr. Ope,

Thanks for the nice comments. Wow, we both have thirteen year old girls. Some days the hormones really kick in for her. lol


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James A Watkins 5 years ago from Chicago

This Hub is lovely. Your daughter has a sweet visage. And she knows how to eat! I love the care you put into the meal and the atmosphere. Beautiful! I have two daughters, so I can relate to the love you feel for yours.


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Ideas to come 5 years ago from Albuquerque, New Mexico

This story is beautiful. I've always called my daughter, my daughter my heart, because we're so close.


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makusr 5 years ago from India

Healing Touch,

The love for your daughter must have been the first thing on the menu. If love is the basic ingredient anything will taste good. Your family has that. God bless your family.

A son is a son till he gets wife,

A daughter is a daughter whole life.

Lots of Love,

MAKUSR


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brandyBachmann 5 years ago

Oh what a feeling to cook on a daughter's request. We know how excited she is.

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