Friday, October 09, 2009

Birthday + 1 ...

Yup, it's that time of year again. Geese flying south, dry corn stalks rustling in the fields,the coming of the pumpkins...and my birthday. To this picture, taken October 1940, you can add 69 years. It hardly seems possible to me that this is a reality. I must have taken a wrong turn or missed an exit...I can be HERE already, can I?
 But yes, I can, and I am and it seems to be o.k. this year. The day was a very nice one. Calls from good friends and family, a lovely surprise gift in the mail *VBS*, DD#1 arriving after work and with our supper. New fabric to share tomorrow, etc. It was a good day.
 My youngest son finally has court order visitation with his daughter, Baby A. Born on Feb. 10th, he's seen very little of her over the months. These are only pictures I have of her, taken back in March. She's 8 months old now, and sitting up. He got to spend 3 hours with her on Saturday, and it went well. Until she's used to him, he will be seeing her in her mom's apartment. Not the best situation, but apparently they manage to make it work, at least the first time. After a few months, he will be able to have her at his house every other weekend. At least that is what the court has ordered.
 And so the day ended, as each day must surrender to the coming darkness. Twilight lingered, the birds did their nightly chatter. Planning the migration, no doubt. The days are ending so much earlier it seems, and that accompanies the season. Another day, another birthday, another year. How lucky I am to be able to say, "God's in His heaven and all's right with the world". At least I can be sure of the first part *VBS*.
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25 comments:

Suzy said...

Happy Birthday! Time flies, just like the birds and geese at this time of year, huh? :o)

Amelia said...

Lovely post...sort of sentimental - but up beat at the same time.

Enjoy this weekend.

em's scrapbag said...

What a sweet baby!
Happy Birthday!
Hugs, Em

scrappy quilter said...

Happy Birthday dear friend. May you have many more. Glad things are looking up for your son. Hugs..

Michele's Quilting Journey said...

Happy Birthday, dear friend. I lose track of the dates, the days, and even the years...but my hopes, dreams, and friendship...that I remember! Your newest little one is a beauty and it's obvious that her daddy loves her so very much. I am picturing her snuggled up in your quilt, with her two little brothers, and her daddy...someday, soon...and sending lots of love and best wishes!

Auntie Em said...

Happy Birthday! What a lovely moment was captured in the picture of you at 1 week old.

Quiltluver said...

Happy Birthday. Sounds like you had a lovely day.

AnnieO said...

How precious a photo is that? Happy, happy birthday, Finn! I hope some quilty things happened along with the birthday wishes from loved ones and friends.

Dolores said...

Well, a very Happy Birthday to you fellow Libra. Next year's the biggy, eh? I hope you get to spend some time with the little one before too long.

Mrs Moen said...

Happy birthday to you, Finn!! What a beautiful picture of you and your mom.

Granny Lyn said...

Happy Happy day, my dear friend! I am happy you had a nice date with DD1.

your son is to be commended, not many fathers fight to see their babies, can't wait to see updated pictures! she is going to be a beauty!

Julie in the Barn said...

Happy Birthday, Finn. It sounds like you had a lovely day. I hope you get to spend time with your little grandaughter soon.

Angie said...

Happy, happy birthday, dear Finn! :)

Carin said...

Happy Birthday!
I love your baby picture its just darling.

True Blue Nana said...

Happy Birthday! I have such nice "old" friends whose baby is only 33!!

Purple Pam said...

Happy Belated Birthday! Looks like you had a fairly good one. Congratulations! Darling picture of Baby A. Hope you get to visit her soon, too.

paula, the quilter said...

Happy Birthday, Finn. I hope it was a good one.

Barbara C said...

Happy birthday Finn. Thanks for sharing your birthday thoughts. Big hugs, Barbara.

julieQ said...

Hope you had a wonderful birthday!! That was a most wonderful year.

Magpie Sue said...

I'm so glad you missed that exit! Just keep buzzing by them if you please. We'd like to have you around for a long while yet! :- )

belinda said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY FINN...a nice post!

Meggie said...

Many Happy Returns of your Birthday!
HugsXX

Stephanie D. said...

Happy Belated Birthday, Finn! May this year be even better for you than the one before!

Love those sweet baby photos, but I hope you get more updated ones soon.

jovaliquilts said...

Happy birthday, a little late! Looks like it was a wonderful day. :)

Myra said...

Belated birthday wishes to you Finn, and how wonderful you son had won the right to spend time with his little one, and thus Grandma will see her more often too...
Congrats! 8-)