Saturday, September 21, 2013

Here's to LIFE!

How does one even begin to express a heart filled with gratitude for a super duper birthday?

The entire month of September has been a gala birthday month.

My little granddaughter was born the day before my own birthday and there were celebrations galore for both of us!

Truly, the abundance of love, kindness and generosity shown  overwhelms me.

I got so many awesome phone calls, text, blog and email messages, numerous renditions of the birthday song sung to me, at least a dozen cards and a small mountain of wonderful, deeply appreciated gifts.

Shown to the right is a huge basket filled with gifts from my daughter, son-in-law and granddaughter.

More details on other gifts are to come in future posts.

 We had a delicious dinner, too, and below is a photo of my favorite spring rolls:

One of my all time sayings came to pass this special September birthday:  "To love and be loved is the  greatest joy on earth."

To every well wisher who contributed to my special day, thank you, from the bottom of my very full and happy heart.



Bookie said...

A belated wish for your birthday...golly, seems like only a few weeks ago you had the last birthday...this must mean mine is soon again too! Have a great weekend!!!!

Chatty Crone said...

I am so glad that you had a great birthday! YIPPEE!

It looks like you have a lot of great friends.

You had lots of different celebrations.

You my dear have 'a wonderful life.


diane.stetson said...

I love to spend my birthday with family members. That is the best!

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Happy belated Birthday Susan! So glad it was a happy one!

Phyllis @Around the House said...

Spring rolls yum yum they look so delish...I would love a couple of those right now, those beautiful yellow roses, so pretty...Phyllis

Glenda said...

Happy to hear that your birthday was so special for you! It's obvious that there is LOTS of love in your life, and that makes each day special. I have often said that as long as there's birthday cake, I hope to keep having birthdays, and I love to share them with those I love. Have a blessed year coming up, Susan! :-)

Joyful said...

You are well loved. Happy birthday to you!

Denise said...

Well how wonderful! a happy birthday to You and Your baby Granddaughter.Glad to here We all share Sept. as birthday months.Blessings to both of You.Denise

Susan said...

My family knows I'm always a little behind, but I make up for it with celebrating the month, rather than just the day! Happy Birthday, dear friend, XOXO

Nellie said...

I don't believe I knew when your birthday is celebrated, Susan. I send along happy birthday wishes to you. Those roses are gorgeous!

I think we all need to feel that we are a little special, particularly on our "special day." Our oldest daughter was born on my birthday, so our celebrating is shared. Then, two days later, my husband has HIS birthday. April is a month of celebrating for us.:-)

Have a happy week-end!


Lady Linda said...

Dearest Susan, you just sound soooo happy. My best Birthday wishes for you to continue the entire year. I know God will bless you in many ways. You certainly are a blessing in my life.
Love ya,

Marta said...

Hello from Spain: congratulations to you and your granddaughter for your birthday. It's a great day. You had a happy day surrounded by family and friends. Keep in touch

Dayle Allen Shockley @ A Collection of This and That said...

I'm so impressed, Susan. I love it that you spend a whole month celebrating your birth. That's pretty special, and those roses ... wow!

As for me, I tend to low-key the whole birthday thing for myself (that age thing and all), but you've given me a new perspective.

janice15 said...

O my I missed your birthday, so belated Happy B Day my dear.. Been so busy with mom I barely can visit anyone.. sounds as if you had a wonderful time.. Glad.. Happy Autumn.. with love Janice

Linda @ A La Carte said...

So glad you had an extra special birthday month! I love to be remembered by my family and friends on my birthday!

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

You deserve to be honored on your special day. So glad you had a lovely celebration. To be remembered at all is the best gift of all. Happy birthday month! Tammy

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