Firstly, thank you to everyone who showed up at the birthday bash Saturday night. I was a bit leery when the DIL suggested having it at the Center, rather than at a house, but it turned out fabulous. Everyone had fun, I hope, and I was worried there for a while there wouldn’t be enough tables!!!! Friends are what you build your life around. Without them, you just wander from day to day without a smile or a laugh or a tear. I’m blessed to have some friends who have stuck by my side for 40 years, others for 30 years, others for 20 years, others for 10, and some I’ve only just welcomed into my life, but I’m thankful for each and every one of them. Relatives, of course, don’t count. We’re stuck with each other LOL. Cousins, nephews, nieces… it was great to have them all gathered in the same place at the same time!
As for immediate family, I couldn’t be prouder of my son, my daughter in law, my adopted son and adopted daughter in law. The three grandchildren light up my life every day. Thank you just for being who you are.