S: Happy Birthday Tina - A book filled with love on your Birthday.
BC: A Birthday Book for Tina Benton: August 10, 2011
FC: Happy Birthday Tina!
1: A Birthday Cheers to one of the greatest women any of us have ever known. | Thank you for sharing your smile, happiness and love with each of us!
2: Kim | Happy Birthday Tina! I cannot believe after 28 years we have reunited again! Thanks to Facebook!! I am so glad we have found each other again and Cheers to many, many more good times together! Love ya!! Kim
3: Friends Forever
4: "A sister is a little bit of childhood that can never be lost"
5: Vickie | To My Very Best Friend, You've always been there for me and I want to be there for you always. As a child of about 6 or 7 years-old you always used this phrase when you wanted to cheer me up, or when you thought I was mad at you. "Bickies, I'll go to the stores and buy you some candies from the stores, okay, okayssss" It was so sweet and I'll treasure it always. And of course I'll always treasure our inside jokes and movie/TV references that we can quote for hours . Like " Her eyes are a little closer together", "Tastes like split pea, yeah split pea", and "I want to see what I haven't got that I don't want"! I Love You Always, Vickie
6: "An Aunt is a double blessing, you love like a parent but act like a friend"
7: Britny | Aunt Tina, I just want to say Happy Birthday, and words can't describe howThankful I am to have you as my Aunt, I love you so much and Thank you forstaying so close in our lives and staying together as a family. You're sucha beautiful, honest, loyal, loving person. And deserve nothing but thebest. I hope life will one day recognize all the good that you've done andgive you nothing but praise in return! All my Love, Britny
8: Rick | About the time when you were 5-years-old I used to boss you and Vickie around, because that's what us brothers did back in those days! So I recall telling you to go upstairs and get me something. You were always sucking your finger back then... as soon as I gave you the order you removed her finger with lightning speed and defiantly told me "HEYYY! You're not the boss of me!" Then, just as quickly you rifled your finger back in your mouth and went out to play in the back yard. I thought my long time friend Scooter was going to split a gut laughing!! It was one of the funniest things I've ever seen you do. I love you Teenie Weenie. Happy Birthday Stooge - Rick
10: "An Aunt is someone special to remember with warmth, think of with pride and cherish with love"
11: April | Aunt Tina, When I think about you, so many wonderful thoughts come to mind. I remember being 2 years old, dressing up like a princess to be your flower girl and how special you made me feel by including me on your wedding day. Growing up, you always welcomed everyone into your home. Your love for family, people, and children radiated in all that you did. I was always excited to go to your house as a child, looking forward to sipping your delicious sweet tea and knowing there would be lots of fun playing with my cousins. I love your warm smile and the way you like to reminisce about times before I was born, things that your Mom would do and say. You have passed on a legacy without even realizing it. A legacy which taught me to appreciate a moment of time that I was not a part of, but it gave me a fascination to learn more. I am inspired by your hard work ethic, and your ability to persevere through challenging times. “ we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope.” Romans 5:3-4 I love so many things about you, but the one quality I admire most in you is your humble spirit that has sought after the Lord and continues to live a godly life. God will honor you, for he says in Revelation 2:19: “ I know your deeds, your love and faith, your service and perseverance, and that you are now doing more than you did at first.” You are loved so much, and as you celebrate your birthday, I wanted you to know just how special you are to me! You deserve the very best and are wished God’s richest blessings this year and always. Love, April
13: Family is Forever
14: "A man searches the world over to find what he needs, and returns home to find it."
15: Bryan | Happy Birthday Tina, You are truly a blessing to our family. May your special day be filled with blessings and love from the lord and those of us in your life that love you so much. Happy Birthday honey! All my love for you today and always. Your Husband, Bryan
16: Mom and Pop | Tina, Dad and I want to wish you a Happy, Happy Birthday!! We have loved you for about 15 years now and plan to continue loving you and supporting you for as long as you’ll let us. Our hope for you is that you find success as you search for a new career path. We pray that you will find the strength, determination, and endurance to make the decisions necessary to benefit the health and security of your family. I hope we’ll all ‘get back on track’ real soon so we can plan some much-desired ‘family time’. With love and respect you Tina, Mom and Dad Benton
17: "Family: another word for love."
18: "When you look back at your life, the greatest happiness is family happiness"
20: Courtney | "Hey Tina, it's your Birthday... TODAY!" My dear Mother, I’m not sure that I could ever really do enough for you, ever show you exactly how much I love you or how grateful I am to have had you as a mother. Although my early years weren’t the most traditional childhood, I wouldn’t trade a second of it for any other life. I was so lucky to grow up with you as not only my mother but my best friend. Growing up it never occurred to me that there was any other way for a woman to be other than independent, kind and strong! I watched you throughout my childhood push yourself to work full time hours, raise me and somehow manage to obtain your college degree. Through my little eyes I watched this woman I loved, the woman who took care of me when I was sick, sacrifice everything, all of her free time, all of her remaining “20’s” to give us a better life. I had the best childhood, and I’m so grateful for the bond that we share because of it. Although I can’t remember those moments now as clearly as I could years ago, I know that we watched soap operas together, I went to college classes with you when you couldn’t find a sitter and I played on your fun accounting calculator when it came time to do your taxes. Sometimes I wish I could go back to those years, as stressful as they must have been for you, they were some of the best times of my life. I’m so grateful to truly have the best mom out there. You would do anything to see your children happy, and although I may have been spoiled, I don’t want you to ever think your sacrifice, your hard work; your effort ever went unnoticed. Instead I will always admire you for your strength, love you for your warmth and appreciate everything you have ever done for me, given me or will do for me in the future. You are the best mother on this planet and I don’t just say that because I’m biased but because it’s the truth. I don’t know that I could ever express to enough how grateful I am or how much I love you. I don’t know that I could ever do enough for you to repay you for every amazing thing you have done for me, but I will spend the rest of my life trying! Although you were never a crack fiend or a black Queen I don’t know that any other song could ever express to you my deep amount of love, admiration, respect and gratitude as Tu Pac’s “Dear Mama”. “You Are Appreciated” Love Always, Your Daughter Courtney
21: "A daughter is a little girl who grows up to be a friend"
22: "A mother in not a person to lean on, but a person to make leaning unnecessary."
23: Brooke | HI MOMMY(: It's your over obsessed internet freak of a daughter Brooke. Happy Birthday you beautiful amazing mother you :) I hope you're really surprised about all this. Courtney & I have been working on this for so long now! Anyway, you have no idea how much you mean to me. you do whatever you can to make me happy at all times and I don't show enough how much you mean to me & how much I appreciate it. you're an amazing mother and I love you more than anything :) I hope you have the best birthday ever and I dont know where i'd be without you. <3333 Love, Sweet Pea
24: Jacob | "A boy's best friend is his mother." | Dear Mom, I'm glad you're my mom. You are the best mom ever. Happy Birthday. I have been alive for 11 years and always loved you. You were always there for me. You kow that all of your children love you very much. I hope you have an amazing Birthday! Love, Jacob Benton
27: The Three Best Friends Anyone Ever Had