Two of my favorite people in my world are celebrating their birthdays. My beautiful granddaughter, Maryjane Rose, who adds so much sunshine and love to our family arrived five years ago this morning. It was a snowy March day and we were snowed into the hospital. The next morning dawned bright as Pa celebrated his birthday with a stuffed animal from the gift shop and a new baby girl.
“What should we get Pa for his birthday?” I asked Maryjane while we were shopping. She looked at me blankly. “Nothing,” she replied seriously, “I am his present!” She is all of our present. She brought our family closer than we could imagine. She is such a lovely soul.
And so the next few days will be filled with festivities. We believe in celebrating birthdays to the max around here because each day is not guaranteed and each year is truly a gift. And each soul in our lives truly matter. Each day with these two loves of mine give me more joy than I can type.
I am thankful.
Join me in sending some love and good wishes across the line to Doug and Maryjane. Happy birthday you two!