What fun, I'm forty-eight. I will never ever bemoan turning a year older. I had a close friend die of cancer before she reached the age of 40 and I promised myself to be thankful for each year that God gives me life. I'm sure that if you are a curious sort you will have already clicked on the above picture to enlarge it and have a better look. Well, enjoy. I've earned every line and wrinkle. Some of them thankfully are laugh lines, the creases in my forehead are from the famous look that my boys friends said I had when they were up to no good. The crown was from Todd and Nancy who made me wear it when we went out for coffee the other night. Such fun. Even though I have been questioned as why I post so many nostalgic pictures (it's my blog and I will if I want to) I wanted to post this sweet birthday party picture. You can see that my mom made cute little birthday clown ice creams. The little girl in the front to the right sent me a birthday email this morning, thank you Shirley. I'm in the black jumper in the back.
I didn't know what to post about this morning and I'll leave all the delights of this day for tomorrows post. My beloved suggested I look into my mom's life story and see what she had to say about this day. I had four older brothers when I was born. So here it is as my mom told it . . .
Another baby coming to join our family. Of course our thoughts and wishes were would it be a little girl this time? But my prayers were for a healthy baby and that all would go well - God knows best. We were very excited and many with us wishing us well. I thought, should I knit something in pink this time or sew a frilly little dress? I could always give it to some one else. Time went by so quickly and before we knew it was almost time for our baby to arrive. We were hoping it would come a few weeks early to make it in time for my birthday gift but it chose to come two weeks later February 23, 1959 on a Monday at 12:40 pm weighing 6 lbs. 11 0z. just tiny - The Doctor said "Its a girl". I could hardly believe my ears. I was very excited and could not wait to let Aron and every body else know. So as soon as we were ready, the nurses wheeled me passed the desk, dialed our number and let me break the news to Aron. He was sitting in the corner where the phone was and cleaning eggs, waiting for the phone call. I just told him Lovella is here - he could not make out what I was saying, after repeating several times I said Congratulations, you have become the father of a little girl. Oh then he was wide awake and wondered if I was phoning myself - well yes, I said and he ordered me to bed and said he would be right there. He was out of breath when he came to the hospital as though he had run all the way.
Thanks mom and dad for always making me feel loved, what a wonderful gift you gave me. Have a wonderful day everyone and please have a piece of chocolate cake where ever you may be.