August 04, 2007

Happy Birthday

Today is my birthday. Hard to believe... and I had no clue what I was going to post until last night. At first I thought it might have been the humorous conversation between Sticks and I... and then while Tink was making me some online scrapbook pages for my birthday... she sent me one. The poem off of that page was perfect... no it is not a birthday poem, but it just feels right... here is something special for my birthday:

    I saw a young mother with eyes full of laughter
    And two little shadows came following after.
    Wherever she moved, they were always right there-
    Holding onto her skirts, hanging onto her chair.
    Before her, behind her - adhesive pair.
    "Don't you ever get weary as, day after day,
    Your two little tag-alongs get in your way?"
    She smiled as she shook her pretty young head
    And I'll aways remember the words that she said:
    It's good to have shadows that run when you run,
    That laugh when you're happy and hum when you hum -
    For you only have shadows when your life's filled with sun.
         -- author unknown

I shall be busy this weekend... Hopefully I'll have fun stories to share.

Posted by vw bug at August 4, 2007 06:29 AM | TrackBack

I forgot it's your birthday as well! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Hope you have a great day!!! :D

Posted by: pam at August 4, 2007 07:20 AM

Happy Birthday VW.

And that poem is Fantastic!!!

Posted by: Tammi at August 4, 2007 07:20 AM

Happy Birthday!!! Have a wonderful day!

Posted by: Teresa at August 4, 2007 07:42 AM

Happy Birthday, kiddo.

Posted by: Tink at August 4, 2007 08:00 AM

Happy birthday VW!!! Hope you have an excellent day & weekend..

Posted by: Marie at August 4, 2007 08:33 AM

Happy Birthday to you!!

Enjoy the cake and ice cream, and make a great wish as you blow out the candles!

Posted by: armywifetoddlermom at August 4, 2007 08:47 AM

... many happy returns!..

Posted by: Eric at August 4, 2007 09:24 AM

May your Birthday abound with Blessings.

Posted by: h~ at August 4, 2007 01:58 PM

Happy birthday to you! And many more!!

Posted by: PrimoDonna at August 4, 2007 03:46 PM

Happy Birthday!

Posted by: Morrigan at August 4, 2007 04:03 PM

Happy Birthday!! Great poem.

But there needs to be an additional line:

But on the days when they're whiney and bad.
It would be great if the shadows belonged to dad!

Posted by: sticks at August 4, 2007 04:47 PM

LOL at Sticks!!

Happy Birthday! Pick a day, I'll take you to dinner. Sushi? (and dessert *ahem*) Check with your hubby and we'll find a girls night!

Posted by: Bou at August 4, 2007 06:32 PM


Posted by: GUYK at August 4, 2007 09:13 PM

Thank you all for stopping by. Bou's mom and sis... I couldn't send you a personal email... so Thank You!!!

Everyone has been wonderful and it has made me feel warm and fuzzy!

Sticks... I am ROTFLMAO on your addition to the poem. That was perfect.

Posted by: vw bug at August 5, 2007 06:31 AM

Happy late birthday...and that poem is absolutely perfect!

Posted by: Mrs. Who at August 5, 2007 10:09 AM

May the year ahead bring you every blessing.

Posted by: The Gray Monk at August 6, 2007 02:51 AM

Happy Birthday!!!!

Posted by: oddybobo at August 6, 2007 09:25 AM

*leaves cake, candles, and scantily-clad fireman*

Posted by: Harvey at August 7, 2007 08:21 PM