Be joyful even though you have considered all the facts...practice resurrection. -Wendell Berry

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

a birthday and a special request

(no goats, so we settled for a cow)

Happy Birthday #22
Margretta Elaine!

Ten things I love...
  1. The way you say, "Marmie, use your big girl words" when I get exasperated and befuddled.
  2. Listening to you playing your guitar and singing (even though your door is closed).
  3. Your support and help as we push our way through the never-ending "to do" lists.
  4. Trying new recipes and puttering in the kitchen with you.
  5. Rockin' out to tunes in the CRV, so I don't get old.
  6. The way you and Batman share a sense of humor (?).
  7. Your constant effort to lure Henry into your good graces. Patience, Grasshopper.
  8. The stories you tell about the little kids when you get home from substitute teaching.
  9. Your inner light. It amazes me.
  10. Your obsession with goats. I made you an Etsy treasury. xo
And the request, dear readers? Batman will undergo some surgery tomorrow and we need your good thoughts and prayers. He will be OK, it's just going to be a little scary. We'll fill you in tomorrow. Many thanks, friends. xo

9 comments:

  1. Happy 22nd to Gretta whose birth I remember - what precious days. And hugs to you and Peter - keep that caring shawl handy & add to it blessings from IL!

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  2. done
    and Margretta...what a beautiful name
    Happy birthday!

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  3. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Good luck and bon courage from France.

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  4. Best wishes for Bat(tle)man! And for you too, ofcourse.
    Beautiful name, Margretta, and a beautiful age; congrats on Gretta's 22nd birthday.
    Cheers!

    Jeanneke.

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  5. Prayers and thoughts are coming your way from around the world. Special thoughts from sunny Florida.

    HAPPIEST BIRTHDAY TO THE COOLEST YOUNG LADY!

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  6. Gathering healing energies and sending them with love.
    Happy birthday, Gretta. You are a gift that keeps on giving.

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  7. Holding Peter and all of you in my thoughts and prayers.
    Happy Birthday, Gretta!

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  8. Happy Birthday to Gretta! You are in my thoughts and am sending my best wishes to Batman, you and your whole family!

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  9. Sending birthday wishes and good, healing thoughts!

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