That's Almost 9 Lifetimes...
My mother celebrated her 92nd birthday last week.
About 25 friends joined her for a party, complete with creamy slices of birthday cake. It was a good time.
Yesterday a thick packet arrived from the Divine Redeemer School filled with handmade cards from 5th graders who have been sending her good wishes on holidays and special events.
I guess they're probably aged 11 or so and caring and creative... and VERY talented.
The drawings are delightful and the messages anything but trite."I hope you have a safe birthday. Have FUN!" said Veronica. "Hope all your wishes come true" adds Danielle.
Max noted "Another year has come and gone." Austin hopes Mom has "a good one."
James wished Mom "..a grand old time and a spectacular B. Day." Holly wrote "Hope you have the best birthday ever." Rina said "May your special day be filled with joy and happiness. May God bless you."
This is the same group of kids who sent her Autumn good wishes with one card that hoped she would "Have a great fall."
We still chuckle over that one.
(Click on cards for colorful details)