Happy Birthday wishes are in store for six members of my family this month. March is going to be a pretty busy month. Three of the birthdays are lined up in a row.
On March 4, my grand daughter, Ella Benson will celebrate her 7th birthday. What a beautiful delightful child! She is the first child of my last born child Katie and, her husband, Mark. Ella and her great great grandmother, my mom’s mother, share the same name.
From the time Ella was very tiny… she has had a orderly way about her. For instance, when was small, every doll in the house would be lined up on the couch… with a little blanket covering each one. Books would be lined up… just so. In the yard, you would find little piles of this and that, arranged in an orderly fashion. Even today… she still has that little orderly quality.
Ella’s nature is so sweet… she is always concerned about doing things “right.” Sometimes… a little too concerned. She makes a special effort to be kind to everyone… and is pretty sensitive when others aren’t kind to her. We have to be careful not to take advantage of her goodness. She’s the big sister to Claire (partner in crime)… and new brother, Beck. Happy Birthday Sweet Ella. (Just look at those eyes!)
On March 5, Evelyn Distefano, my mom, will reach the spry age of 89. Comedian Lucille Ball said, “The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age.”
Well, I can say that mom has lived honestly. Not only is she honest, but she honestly put her best self forward to teach six daughters the basic homemaking skills of cleaning, cooking and sewing. Yes, and she does eat slowly… for what ever reason.
Now… she has no cause to lie about her age. In fact, it’s been a bit of a bragging point because she looks much younger than she is. She has always eaten healthy foods and kept her weight in check. Huffing around the mall, three times a week… getting her exercise, has not been a problem, until she became ill a few months ago… which has slowed her down a bit.
Now her mind is another story. We hear the same stories over and over again. She can’t remember what day of the week it is… and she has a devil of a time remembering names. (Hmmmm. Feels familiar for some reason.)
Mom’s birthday is flanked by the Birthdays of two great grand daughters. What a treat is is for Mom to have the opportunity know her great grands… and for them to know her. Happy Birthday Mom… You’re a beautiful woman.
Pretty, Averi Christensen, will be 8 years old on the 6th of March. She is the daughter of my niece, Camille and her husband Trevor. Her “granny” is my sister, Sheila. This birthday is a special one for Averi, because she will be baptized. Averi is a “go getter.” She just knows how to get the job done… what ever it is. She loves to read and her teacher says she is a model student. She is the oldest… and has a younger brother, Cash… and a sister, Savannah.
Averi and her Granny have a very special relationship…. they are pen pals. They write letters the old fashion way… and send them in the mail. Happy Birthday Averi!
Birthday gifts are in order…. not only for them… but for you. I want you to have these “Happy Birthday Wishes” so you can attach them to your birthday gifts. These 3″x 3″ mini birthday cards are yours by simply filling in your name and e-mail address so I can send you the download link. Once you have signed in… I will automatically send you all future free goodies. You will not have to sign in again.
P.S. “The old believe everything; the middle-aged suspect everything; the young know everything.” – Oscar Wilde
Yep… I’m somewhere in the middle… how about you?