Happy Birthday Betty Wallingford
by Judy White
(Orange Park, Florida)
Happy Birthday to an Amazing Women
Do I begin by wishing you the Happiest Birthday ever or do I begin by telling the world what a Wonderful Mother and human being you are. Knowing you it would not delight you if I chose the latter! So Happy Birthday Mother We love you more than the words on this paper will so inadequately attempt to tell you!
You have had an amazing life so far, one that has been filled with so very many blessings beginning with your love and life with David Herdon Wallingford! You've endured your share of sorrow over the years but have come thru it all with God at your side.You remain the most loving and giving person I know to this day.
You and Dad were truley the original "Thurston and Lovie" You had an extrodinary love for one another that continues to last to this very day. You were blessed with three wonderful children. Whom you loved and nurtured and helped them to grow into talented,loving and caring adults. As if that were not enough you opened your heart and home and made a safe and loving place for three little girls who so needed that soft place to land. You gave of yourself to each one of us so unshelfishly everyday in so many many ways wearing so many different hats, teacher,nurse,friend,swimming coach,confidant,referee,and one I am rather hesitant to remember "Tree Switch Picker" and all the while never really asking for much in return. Just that we love you and trust you and do the very best that we could. You sacrificed so many things so that we could all be together as a family,you and Dad both always giving to one of us and always going without yourself. All the while creating the most beautiful moments and memories for all of us. Memories that we all love and cherish just as you do.
So it is on this most Special Day in your life that we celebrate you and your amazing journey of 80 years! Our wish for you on this Special Day is that from this day forward each morning you awake with a smile on your face and with one of those beautiful memories in your heart wrapping it's self around you tightly giving you all the warmth, love and happiness you so richly deserve.
Happy Birthday Mother we Love You!