Saturday, June 4, 2011
June is my Birthday Month
Well - 53 years ago tomorrow - I was born - hip hip hooray!! I'm sure my mother felt that way. And then almost 1 year to the day my sister Lori was born, and almost 1 year to the day after that my sister Jeannie was born. We were always very close growing up, but as you know 2 is company and 3 is a crowd - so it was usually 2 against 1. Interestingly enough, Lori was always in the twosome!! I have a lot of good memories of doing things with my 2 sisters. Some of those memories revolve around my father who was such a fun dad. I remember every night he would make up stories for us and we would take turns coming up with the topic for the story. He was a fabulous story teller and I remember how exciting and real the stories were. I could hardly wait for bed time so we could hear another story. My father passed away unexpectedly 15 years ago the Sunday after Thanksgiving and I miss him dearly. I have very warm memories of him and the things we shared and my birthday coming up makes me think of him. We shared lots of other things, a love for beauty, nature, plants and we also shared some not so great things like - bad knees, arthritis etc. (haha) But one thing about my dad was that he never complained - he just kept plugging along and enjoying each day to the fullest. He used to tell me that you have to enjoy the journey - and I truly believe that. Each day will have its joys and challenges and the way you experience them will determine your quality of life. So happy birthday to me - I have had some physical challenges this year but I am going to choose to enjoy the journey and not let them keep me from having a great rest of my life!! I have been working on some painted furnishings that I plan to share with you. I have before and after shots to show you what a difference a little paint can make!! So stay tuned.