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Thursday, March 20, 2008

Today is my 50th Birthday!

I couldn't keep quiet any longer...today is my 5oth birthday! I am enjoying my day immensely and wanted to share 2 of the main reasons:

2 dozen roses from my sweet husband mixed with a dozen from my sweet mother and father-in-law...
and a beautiful poem written especially for me by my father:
A Sonnet For Karen
On Birthday Number Fifty
I can't believe that fifty years have flown
Since first I looked upon your newborn face
And in my arms, with love and joy and pride,
So gently cradled you there near my heart!
But here indeed you are---to mid-life grown---
A woman filled with talent, strength, and grace,
A wife and mother---by love qualified
To turn those roles into a work of art!
So fast this half a century's slipped by
While changes, seen and unseen, have occurred
Which we now pause to note ere we move on.
And from among them, this has caught my eye:
The grace of God, alive in you, has stirred
The hearts of many and helped faith to dawn.
---J.W. (Bill) Turner,
March 20, 2008.
# 1185.
(Happy, happy birthday, sweet daughter! Every day of your half century of life has brought joy and blessings to your mother and me. We thank God for you, and we pray that we shall have many, many more such days to share with you!)
[Copyright 2008 by J.W. (Bill) Turner. All rights reserved.]
Wow!

10 comments:

Ellenay Designs said...

Karen, Happy Birthday!! That is the sweetest thing I ever read! How blessed you are to have such a loving family. I hope you have the most wonderful 50th ever! By the way, I tagged you! xo

Sweet Necessi-Teas said...

Thanks, Lori! I am indeed blessed with a wonderful family!

Pink hugs, Karen

Miss Rhea said...

Wow, that poem is so sweet, it brought tears to my eyes. What a sweet Dad you have. :) The roses are really beautiful !! Happy Birthday Karen !! Hope you are Blessed this Easter !! He is Risen, Yay !!

Cathy said...

Karen, Happy 50th. Wow, you look so young you sweet thing!

Remember to eat lots of cake, then go for a long run in the morning.

I hope you had a great day.

xoxo
Cath

Whimsy Pink said...

Happy Birthday karen! Those flowers are so very pretty and you deserve them! xoxo Laura

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage said...

Wow Karen ~ That is such a wonderful poem that your dad wrote you ~ what a treasure ! It sounds like you had a great birthday week !!
hugs,
Lori

Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

Dear Karen, the poem from your father touched my heart so.
How very blessed you both are.

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Sweet Necessi-Teas said...

Francie,
Thank you for your sweet comment about my dad's poem. He has written poetry for 60 years! How blessed I am to have several written just for me!

Pink hugs, Karen

Hummingbird Chats said...

Happy Birthay and what a wonderful poem from your father. It was so touching. Katie

fireflynights said...

Happy belated Birthday!