Sunday, December 21, 2008

December birthdays

I'm behind as always, but wanted to pay tribute to two very important people in my life who recently celebrated birthdays.
First of all, my Dad...

Encouragement. Patience. Wisdom. Love. Compassion. Generousity.

...All fatherly attributes he encompasses, which have continuously lifted me and helped me become the woman I am today. Thanks for knowing me so well, and recognizing when I need advice, and when I simply need a listening ear. I love you, Dad. Happy Birthday (on the 10th)!

And second, my sweet Grandma, who just celebrated her ninety-second birthday! I love her like a best friend. She and I have always had a special bond and a sort of unspoken understanding of one another, which has only become stronger in recent years. I love that I can just pick up the phone and call her whenever I feel the desire. She's always encouraged my role as wife and mother, which I've especially found uplifting these past several weeks as I've entered a whole new stage of life (a.k.a. mother of two). Witty, vivacious, and compassionate all wrapped into one; a woman who makes those around her want to be a better person. That's my Grandma Martha! Happy Birthday (on the 19th)!

In honor of the birthday boy and girl, here's a picture of the two of them, taken in 1943.


Beautiful, beautiful people - both of you! Happy Birthday!


The Goulds said...

I have to say that those are 2 of the most special people in's & grandma's. Happy birthday to them both especially to your dad because I know him & think he is a wonderful person. I only wish we could see him again & your mother.

Anonymous said...

Oh how beautiful! Both of them truly are so very wonderful and so deserve these tributes. They will love them. Thanks so much for taking the time out of your busy mother-of-two, house-full-of-company days to do this very sweet thing you do. Happy Happy on-going birthdays to my wonderful husband and my wonderful mother-in-law!!! And happy day to you, dear one, for bringing such happiness to others.

Love love love,
Mama/Gma Jill
(WIsh we could see you too, darling April! We love you and we miss you!)

Wendy said...

What a beautiful tribute! I hope they both had wonderful birthdays!