First, I want to say that it has been so sad hearing on the news of the floods. What a terrible thing to happen..and the lost ship.
A bit of rain in California but not enough to do a lot of good. Still, it was wonderful to hear it on the roof and to fall asleep with it pattering away!
I must count my blessings.
Tomorrow I will begin my 80th year on this earth. I've had misfortune, had my heart broken by loss, but I've really been fortunate too. I have had love.
Loved by three wonderful husbands, by seven sweet children and fourteen grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.
I told you about my new great grandson, Ethan Daniel, born in August, but I don't think I told you about the wonderful phone call I received a few days ago. Granddaughter Rachel is expecting and
great grandchild #9 is on the way. We will know next month if it will be a baby girl or boy. March is the expected time he or she will arrive.
This is an exciting time.
That will make 23 grandchildren altogether.
Makes me smile.
The thing is, they are all GOOD and kind people.
I have two wonderful brothers and a sister. All younger. My brother and his wife arrived from New Hampshire! We had a wonderful visit and hard to see them leave.
We both know the time of traveling long distances is coming to an end.
We promised to see one another again soon.
We always do that....
I must tell you why I am writing this. I didn't give this birthday much thought and then I suddenly realized that when I turn 79 tomorrow, that I will actually have completed my 79th year of life. Yes! What a shock that was! For some reason I have never thought of it like that. When it hit me, I sorta had to sit down. Hard! VERY sobering to realize that.
Wish me luck, I'm rounding corner this year.. :) I'll be sure and let you know what it feels like.
yep. I will.
Big hugs and love,
p.s. I could not mentioned this birthday. I wanted to just let it go by but then I thought.."wait!
There might not be another? I should make the most of this one. I should be glad of it, thankful."...then I laughed at myself, and decided to have you celebrate with me. Okay?