Friday, May 18, 2018

Happy Birthday Sweet Mumsie! -Postcard Friendship Friday #408



Today my beloved Mumsie is 79 years old.  She is the best Mom ever.  She raised six children on practically nothing.  She sacrificed for us and gave us every advantage she could. She loved my Dad with all her heart and wept when he left us five years ago.  They had been married well over 50 years.  What a lovely example she is!

Mumsie loved to write, so she wrote her first book with my youngest sister dandling on her knees.  She typed it on an old manual typewriter when there was no such thing as auto correct.

Mom was a pioneer in Christian romance.  Back in the late 70's, when I was a teen, there were none.  That was her inspiration!  She went on to sell six mystery novels for girls and young women.  Two of them were printed overseas, and several were in print for over 20 years.  She has written Bible studies for women and teens and just three years ago, her historical romance novel, A Stitch and a Prayer, was published.  You can find a selection of Eva Gibson's books on Good Read.

I am SO proud of her.

Now I have a fun little story to tell about Mom.  For years she doodled 41 inside of a heart.  She always said something BIG would happen on that day.  And it did!  Mount St. Helens blew her top.  We've always teased her about that.  And today, of course, she is getting a fair amount of ribbing because of the eruption of the volcano in Hawaii.  "What is it about your birthday and volcanos," we ask.

So...Happy Birthday Mom!  And Happy Postcard Friendship Friday!

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Sunday, May 13, 2018

Friday, May 11, 2018

My Beautiful Baby -Postcard Friendship Friday #407

 


I love this painting from the early 1900's.  I can't imagine having to do daily tasks wearing long skirts such as those pictured here.  I thank God for today's more practical clothing.  In the meantime, this mother's face says it all.  "I love you, my beautiful baby!"  

Have a lovely Mothers' Day, dear friends--treasure your Moms--Life is fragile and beautiful, and we won't have them here forever.

Blessings, and joy to you!  Happy Postcard Friendship Friday!

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Friday, May 4, 2018

May the Fourth be With You -Postcard Friendship Friday #406



I am of the generation which saw the first Star Wars movie in the theater when it came out for the first time over 40 years ago.  These days, movie goers are jaded to the incredible special effects in movies, but back then we had not seen anything like it in our lives.

I still remember the way I felt as I listened to the incredible music and watched the huge Empire ship move powerfully across the top of the movie screen.  It was an amazing experience.

And so today, I say with a decided lisp, "May the Fourth be with you!" Happy Postcard Friendship Friday!

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Monday, April 30, 2018

Apple Blossoms, Warmth and Congratulations


This card is SO beautiful.  It is in German and according to Google translate it means "Warm Congratulations."  I adore this artist's work.  I am often inspired by these wonderful cards of old. 

Friday, April 27, 2018

A Song of Mother's Love -Postcard Friendship Friday #405



This is the sweetest postcard.  I love Robins and their nests and baby birds are so darling.  The poem is beautiful, too.

A Song of Mother's Love

Loving and watching and caring--
That is a Mother's part.
Teaching the best and sharing 
All of the good in her heart.

Hoping always and planning
For the days and years to be.
That is the picture I carry
Of my own Mother with me.

I am SO grateful for my own dear Mumsie.  She's a wonderful friend and precious Mother.  I wish I could find words to describe how much she has always meant to me--but mere words cannot express those feelings and thoughts.  She is my heart.

Take time to cherish your Mothers, sweet Friends.  My Mums is getting up in years and I treasure every moment i get with her.  Happy Postcard Friendship Friday!

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Friday, April 20, 2018

A Mother's Joy -Postcard Friendship Friday #404



My children are continually a joy to me.  They are grown--and I am incredibly proud of them.  I am SO grateful for the memories I have of our kids when they were little.  Though I remember some of those days were difficult, I miss the time when they were small.

There is nothing to compare with a Mother's love for her children.  I remember what my own sweet Mumsie told me long ago.  She said when she first looked into my face, there was a love born in her heart which was greater and more different than any she'd ever experienced before...and that love was for me.

She had six of us, yet each of us knew we were first in her heart.  There were never any favorites.  She loved us dearly and differently.  Each of us experienced our Mother's love in a way which was all encompassing and all our own.  How blessed I am to have such a wonderful Mom.

I have many friends who do not have that kind of love from their Mothers and others who's Moms are in heaven...Mumsie has taken each of these dear ones to her heart.  They have become my dear sisters...what a blessing!

May God cover your heart with warmth and sunshine, dear Friends.  Happy Postcard Friendship Friday!

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Happy Birthday, my Beloved


Happy Birthday, my Beloved.  You would have been 75 today, and we would have been married 35 years.  I pray you know how much I love you still...

Friday, April 13, 2018

Something to Blame -Postcard Friendship Friday #403


I was happily married for 31 years, and would do it all over again.  SO--I don't need the excuse this funny, clever postcard offers--neither did my Beloved.  LOL Of course our anniversary fell on the 14th...

My husband used to head a "phobialogologist club."  He collected all kinds of phobia words.  LOL  Did you know some people are so afraid of the number 13, they have a condition known as paraskevidekatriaphobia.  Lots of people avoid doing much on Friday the 13th because of its reputation of being a day of bad luck and accidents.   Many high-rise buildings, hotels and hospitals don’t have 13th floors and many airports don’t have gates numbered 13.

We really don't know why this day is believed to be unlucky.  Some think it began with the code of Hammurabi, a collection of legal decisions made by Hammurabi during his reign as king of Babylon in 1729 B.C.E.  These laws were numbered from 1-282, but the numbers 13, 66 and 99 were missing.

Other historians believe the day's reputation originated with ancient Sumerians, who considered the No. 12 “perfect” and the number which followed it imperfect.  Some say its reputation was established on Friday the 13th in October 1307 when France’s King Philip IV arrested hundreds of Knights Templar, then tortured and burned them at the stake.

I am not one for being frightened, or superstitious about this day, but there are plenty of others who are.  SO--lots of blessing and good luck to you today and happy Postcard Friendship Friday!!!

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Friday, April 6, 2018

April Birthday Greetings -Postcard Friendship Friday #402



Hello, sweet Friends.  I thought this was the sweetest old postcard--just perfect for today.  As a small girl, I would have dearly loved to have worm this daffodil dress with matching umbrella.  It must be a warm rain because this little flower girl isn't wearing a sweater.

It is chilly and is raining hard today--a typical Springtime morning here in Oregon.  Tomorrow we are expecting a windstorm.  I am such a kid, I love storms, as long as people and property are not harmed.  It is especially fun when the electricity goes out.  I have a wood stove and candles for warmth and light. One can always hope.  (smile)

I hope you have a wonderful day today, dear Friends!  Have a lovely weekend and Happy Postcard Friendship Friday!

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