A Happy Birthday Celebration Giveaway!
Sixty six years ago today on January 9, 1944 my Momma and Daddy were charmed beyond belief with a big 9 lb. 4 oz. bundle of pink joy.
My Daddy was only 23 and in the army stationed overseas and Momma had been left in Tyler, Texas where they were sent while he waited to be deployed and it was there that I was born.
Momma was a mere 17 years old and she and I lived in an upstairs apartment and I still remember the stories she used to tell me of those days and the old man who lived below named Ferd and how kindly he was to her and how they swapped ration coupons.
She would give him her sugar cupons so he could make his home brew and he gave her the dried milk rations for me. So many stories. I would sure love to be able to hear one of Momma's stories today (and she had a many; a storyteller like none other) but I will have to be content in remembering them through my memory bank.
This photo was taken right before my first birthday while we were still living in army barracks. I am sure I was 10 months old here.
And Whoopie doo
Here I am today!
And 'ya know what?
Today is a Happy Day having absolutely nothing to do with a birthday. Punkin tells me that every day is Christmas for me and in a way he is right. I am blessed beyond belief.
I have a husband whom I cherish and adore and love more than I ever thought was possible to love a man. Four grown children who love and adore me and who all love Jesus. Many grandchildren and even great-grandchildren.
I have everything I need in life and am able to get most of what I want and above all have lived to feel a peace and mercy and am beginning to feel a bit of wisdom coming into my life which I've not always had.
I've been asked what I'd like for my birthday this year and I truly can't think of a thing because I feel like I already have it all.
And you my friends are truly a precious gift.
And to celebrate my birthday I will send this fun book to the person whose name I draw from your comments one week from today on Saturday January 16. All you have to do is leave a comment telling me about one of your memorable birthdays. I think you will enjoy this book and it is also signed by one of the contributors!
So Thank You God, Thank You Family and Thank You Bloggy Sisters for making this a most Happy Birthday for me!