Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Dead skunk in the overhead or under the seat?


I had a birthday last week. I have had soooo many of them that I really didn't think that this one was anything particularly special. But it was. And what on earth does that have to do with dead skunks? Well I got this card from my sweetie.


"That's just great. Hear that, Harold? One carrion per person." read the card from my sweetie. Now that may not sound sentimental and it sure didn't come with a 'fly first class on your birthday ticket.' But it came with this great appreciation of my love for a good play on words.  Yes, it's a bit quirky and slightly twisted and, now, you too have a little insight to my quirky sense of humor.  I loved it.

My daughter in law called at a the crack of dawn because she wanted to be the first to wish me a happy birthday. My daughter called from work to ask if I would be home for a few hours. Yes, of course, I am usually home. The flowers arrived not much later. My son phoned from Afghanistan and the orchids he sent arrived at the same time as we were talking, half a world away from each other.  So special to open them while we chatted.



All of these experiences were surprises. I felt absolutely wrapped in the arms of my little family's love.

I've spent a week reflecting on how much little things in life mean to the everyday. I am grateful for this life that I have been given. Ups, downs, it's a good life.

14 comments:

Spirited Earth said...

it sounds like the best kind of Birthday.

Laura Twiford said...

Happy Belated Birthday LeAnn! I could feel the love right along with you, Just perfect. You are right, it is these most precious gifts that mean everything in life. The first class ticket to anywhere would pale in comparison! You are belssed indeed!

mairedodd said...

agreed, the best kind of birthday... i cannot think of anyone more deserving...

windrock studio said...

Ah, a fellow Capricorn! Sounds like you had many sweet moments, LeAnn.
Wishing you all the best.
Susan

TesoriTrovati said...

Blessings to you, LeAnn! And I love the idea that no matter what in the world is happening we are each enveloped in the loving arms of those who matter, no matter where in the world they are. Sending hugs to you!
Enjoy the day!
Erin

Mellisa said...

Happy (belated) Birthday to a lovely and generous soul :)

(and your card cracked me up!)

kelleysbeads said...

I'm so glad that your loved ones made your birthday so special through the little things!

Cristi Baxter Clothier said...

Happy birthday!!! Your children sound like very special people and obviously love their Mum very much.

The Joy of Nesting said...

How cool LeAnn!!

There really are no more wonderful gifts then those simple acts of love our kids give us!! And when the flowers fad you will have such beautiful memories to carry with you!! Awesome!!

Happy Birthday Missy!!
Pattie ;)
Mazatlan Mx.

Barbara Lewis said...

You deserve it, LeAnn! Sounds as though you are well loved! Your husband and children had some very precious ways to express their love, which were ever so meaningful.

stregata said...

That does really express how well loved you are - and rightly so.
Belated best wishes for your special day - may your new year be filled to the brim with health, happiness, love and creativity.

lunedreams said...

That is so sweet!! What clever and thoughtful gestures by your kids, it does sort of shorten the miles a bit, doesn't it?

The card is killing me. So funny! That's the best kind of card.

MaCarroll Beads said...

Awwwww... That gave me a chill.... how nice to be that loved :O)

MaCarroll Beads said...

Awwwww... That gave me a chill.... how nice to be that loved :O)