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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Happy Birthday to our Darling Daughter

Our darling girl turns 39 today,I can remember the moment she came into our world and she is much loved by us.So happy birthday Katrina,Trini to us Kate to all others lol there was a time people thought we had 3 daughters.We are so incrediblly proud of her she is a daughter, wife, mummy and career person with a very stressful job that she never thought she would have in a major Cancer hospital and we are just so happy that she was given as a gift to us by God. Bless you sweetie have a lovely day.

I have not blogged much lately, my health issues continue,poor old Mum has had the awful cold thingo going around and is on her second round of antibiotics and sits up at night to sleep as when she lays down she coughs all the time,this has gone on for 3 weeks at 89 it is not good for her,Bob has now started to get the dogs desease as we call it.
Today I am going to get over myself as how pittiful to think we have it bad when a beautiful little girl in our town  was called home to God yesterday.Riley was 8 years old, has battled cancer for almost all her life, everywhere she went people were in awe of her ,just amazing and brightening everyone else up right to the end.Our whole community has been on this journey with Mum and Dad and 2 little sisters and peace has come at last for her,but we will miss her little smiley face,God has certainly some beautiful angels up there.

The pic of the rose is from our garden. Bob and I would love a House and Garden garden and someone else do it lol but since Mum came to live with us we have tried hard to create some lovely garden beds for her,the fruits of our work are now appearing with the most beautiful roses.The rose in the pic is the first ones out there are actually 55 buds on this bush, we have buds literally everywhere,and we find we are loving growing things, we have eaten our first cabbages and they are so lovely.I will always be thankful for Mum for getting us started.I am just starting to get things ready for her 90th birthday in December,gathering everything pink I can find,I found lovely pink lanterns on the weekend so the back area is starting to take shape in my mind,I want it to be a lovely day for her as she will be sad for the most as her twin has not survived to celebrate this milestone,we lost Aunty Thelma just days after their 85th birthday.

I look around me at our little home,it is not a mansion but it is our castle, I look at our health,but for a few hiccups lately we have been so blessed,I look at our family we have all healthy happy grandchildren and I thank God for his graciousness and blessings,I look at our bank account,it is small in balance but we always have enough to pay the bills and put good food upon our table.
We are truley blessed with life in general,so I am going to pick myself up, dust myself off and get over myself lol,I am about to go and do my volunteer afternoon and smile at everyone and tell them they look nice and make their day and by the time I get back home I too will feel wonderful,hope you get a chance to do the same.

God in his glory gave us this day and so many are not here to enjoy it, we are so lets not waste it,
"This is the day that the Lord has made"
We will rejoyce and be glad in it".
blessings to you all xx Carole xx


  1. Happy birthday to your daughter, Katrina, from me too. I'm very sorry to hear about little Riley; life occasionally seems so unfair. And yet over in Peru there have been miracles that make us all marvel.

    I hope all your ailments are soon over. Your summer must be well on the way. Here we're having the most wonderful weather; essential for my current roofing project!

    Very best wishes. Bisou, Cro.

  2. Well I hope the birthday girl has a wonderful day! I agree with you Carole, you remember every detail about the birth of the precious ones. I had a funny feeling my baby was going to be a girl. When the midwife lifted him up and said "you have a lovely little boy" I asked in amazement "are you sure?" I will never forget the way she laughed. You sound like a trememndously loving family. Blessings to you all.

  3. Well, Happy Birthday to your precious daughter.

    Yes, I agree with your post. It sounds like you all have so very much to be grateful. We all should focus upon the blessings God has beswtowed upon us more often.


  4. Hello Carole Love....!!

    I'm SORRY to hear you've been feeling poorly & your dear Mum is having a hard time....!

    I'm sending you warm cyber hugs & HOPE you all start to feel better SOONER rather than later....!

    I trust your Daughter had a FABULOUS birthday....!

    Cheers from Melbourne,
    Tamarah :o)

  5. Carole - great to be able to read your latest blog. Belated Happy Birthday to your darling daughter Kate. I'm so sorry to hear your mum is going through such a rough time and your health as well. Hope your both feeling better soon. The pink rose in your garden is so beautiful. Terribly sad about dear little Riley. may she rest in peace. Love Molly x

  6. Carole sorry to hear that you have been down. Something in the air perhaps? It is so difficult to look after aging parents. Until one has done it, one never knows how hard it is. Sometimes I question which is harder a 3 year old or an 83 year old. their mentality at times seem the same. But dignity must alway be called to mind with the 83 year old. the 3 year old can still be told to go to her room!
    Love your roses. I can't grow them worth anything.


  7. Happy belated birthday wishes to your daughter, sorry to hear that things are differcult for you at the moment, hope the coming weekend brings you joy....you have a lovely blog,xxx

  8. A lovely post Carole, hope you and yours are feeling a lot better now.

    Happy birthday to your daughter hope she had a nice day.

    Sorry to hear of the loss of a sweet innocent young girl, my heart goes out to her family and the ones who knew her.

    Best wishes to you and your family,


  9. My beautiful mum, I am who I am because you made me this way. You are stronger and more lovely than you know, and I find that everyday, I pray that the Lord bless me with his Grace, and that he grows in me the things that he has made in you. You are a gift, a blessing, a sweet delight in the eyes of those who love you. God has you in His hand as he stretches and builds you. You are my intention, and I want to be you just like you when I grow up.
    I thank God for you every day. Big Smooch.