Category Archives: Illustrations of Rejoicing in Nothing New

My Favorite Birthday

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My 42nd birthday was my favorite so far. And here’s proof that on this Earth, although things are not perfect, they are glorious:

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The children went all out making cards for me, making gifts for me, and giving to me some of their precious treasures. It was simple, but absolutely wonderful! My heart was overwhelmed with thankfulness for my lovely and generous family. They really made me feel special. Here are a few of my favorite moments — not necessarily flattering, but favorite!

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If you notice, the card says, “Happy 44th Birthday!” We all got a great belly laugh out of that!

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There are benefits to having a birthday right after Christmas.

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Oh my! This daughter of mine wrote such precious words to me! I am humbled to think she could really see me as she described.

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Emmy’s 66th Birthday

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My mother-in-law, my mother-in- law…
What is her law?
To cheer and to sing,
While flying on wings,
To do good to others —
Yet she never smothers.
She is gracious and kind,
With an interesting mind —
Thus very fun to be with;
Makes good kin and kith.
She only sees the best,
And gives my heart rest.
As law made me a daughter
Her grace made her a mater.*

*And she knows Latin. 🙂

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

Super!

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Yesterday morning, Priddy came up to me in a serious manner and queried, “Mama, where my superpower?”

I love that children think of the fantastical as normal!

She has been wearing the Superman cape faithfully all week.

She’s faster than a speeding sibling on a swift scooter.

At least she believes so!

It reminds me of when Sissy was younger and grieving that she had not discovered her superpower yet. However, she later determined that her super-power must be stirring “fast.”  She really could stir quite quickly!