30 years ago, I was in the hospital awaiting the birth of my first, and as it turned out, only, child.  I still remember how I felt that night.  I was excited to be meeting my child but sad also, that she would no longer be inside of me where I could protect her.  It was just her and me.  Never again would we be that close.  I remember weeping thinking that this was the end of the greatest time in my life.  But I was wrong.  Her birth was just the beginning of the best years of my life.  I have loved being her mom.   From birth, she has had such a sweet spirit.  Never one to complain or criticize.  Always loving and caring.  Not perfect, but pretty darn close!  She has been the joy of my life.   The song in my heart.

Happy Golden Birthday dear O.  May your children be  as much of a blessing to you as you have been to me.  I love you more than you can ever imagine.  Today, tomorrow and always.  For eternity.



About thelumberjackandthegypsy

The lumberjack is my husband and he owns Arrowhead Wood Products; Arrowhead Toboggan and Snowshoe; and Lake Superior Furniture Co. and is the exclusive manufacturer of wood shutters for Summit Hill Shutter Co. The gypsy is me, and I have a passion for teaching people to tap into their creative side, even when they think they don't have one! I did not grow up creative or artsy and I was in my thirties before I started sewing and creating things. I am a rug hooker; artisan teddy bear maker; painter (from pictures to large pieces of furniture!); knitter; doll maker; needle-felter, repurposer; sewer; decorator; blogger; glamper; reader; vintage jewelry maker; junker; and now a shop owner. But the lumberjack and I feel our greatest gifts in this world are our four grandkids and our daughter and her husband and our relationship with Jesus Christ. We have been married for more than 33 years and most of that time we have lived out in the country on a hobby farm where we have raised chickens, turkeys, ducks, goats, pigs and beef cattle. We also homeschooled our only child for her entire school years. We lived out our dream of being like the The Little House on the Prairie and they were great times. I also have a personal blog: rantingsofamadqueen.wordpress.com where I tell stories of what life on the farm has been like and other things that pop up in my very weird mind. I prefer "quirky or eccentric" instead of weird (sounds more fascinating and less creepy)!

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