Thursday, January 13, 2011


Hard to believe, but our iPad-winning, life-saving, true-blonde baby nurse turns 24 today.

Not sure how that happened, or where I was when it did. Probably driving carpool. And doing laundry. And volunteering at school. And cooking (what a waste of time that is.) And trying to quit smoking. Any millions of things mothers do.

I would tell my younger self to pay attention more. Be in, as they say, the moment. The laundry, the toys, the dust, all of it can wait. But I didn't hear that part very well, at least not until later. Sometimes we can make the rules for our lives. And that is a gift.

How far that little candle throws his beams.
So shines a good deed in a weary world.
William Shakespeare

To our good deed-doer, Happy Birthday. The Baskin & Robbins ice cream clowns await.


Carol said...

Now I'm verklempt. Your birthday girl is a lucky one to have you as her mom.

Anna JP said...

I am the LUCKIEST birthday girl to have you as a mom! (I might even let you borrow my iPad because I love you so much...)

Lynn Johnston said...

Happy Birthday, Anna! I am looking at that picture and this is close to how I think you still should look! Many, many happy birthdays and many blessings to you. We miss your family!

sue jp said...

actually, she looks just like this, only a bit taller.

Kristin said...

Thanks for the smiles that your wise words bring! It's Saturday and the dust is piled up over here... but then the sun is out and calling too.

Hope you are feeling much better.

Merci beaucoup pour le lien dans votre side bar!

Kathy and Freddy said...

Happy Birthday with tons of ice cream clowns! Lucky daughter, lucky mom.

Nancy said...

Happy belated birthday Anna! I cannot believe how much the beautiful grown-up Anna still looks like the darling little cherub in the blog!