"These happy golden years are passing by, these happy golden years." Laura Ingalls Wilder

Thursday, March 20, 2008

A Birthday of Note


Today is Nathan's twelfth birthday. Considering he has beaten grave odds for survival, his presence has inspired me beyond imagination. I'm off to have lunch with him but hope to be back to posting soon.

15 comments:

Margie said...

Happy Birthday you beautiful boy!!

We love you from michigan!!

Northeast Iowa Mom said...

Happy Birthday! I remember when you were just a teeny little baby. Your mom let me babysit you once or twice. You used to wave your arms around and arch your back when you didn't like how I took care of you! I bet you are much better than that now. :o) And tall, too!

Maria

Michelle said...

happy 12th birthday to Nathan! Hope you both had a nice lunch together!

gramma_s said...

Happy Birthday sweet boy!

gramma_s said...

Since I didn't leave a comment before now. I would say the last comment was from Mrs Darling. She was signed in as me for awhile and I say she has forgot. :-) Oh well I agree with what she said and I'll also add my "Happy Birthday Nathan." What a big boy you have become.
Since you were born on the first day of spring. You nust always bring a burst of energy when it's your birthday, because that is what spring does when it comes.

Louise said...

Happy Birthday Nathan! What a gift you are to your family. God bless you.

Terry said...

Dear Mrs. Mac,
I have been up here several times looking for cake and black jelly beans and not a slice or bean to be found and where in tarnation is that Miss Patty?
Is SHE the one hiding that cake on me???
And has she chomped down ALL of the jelly beans?

Happy Birthday Nathan!!....Love Terry

Amrita said...

Happy birthday little Nathan.Auntie Amrita (as you would call me in India) says a Big Happy Birthday to you.

Love and hugs

Jim said...

Hi Nathan, I'm writing you some nice birthday wishes here on your Mom's blog.
I will sing a little here the best I can sing.

Adi is right here looking at Lucy and your picture too. Did you know she is a reading dog? She helps kids read, they read to her.

Your birthday was yesterday, I hope it was happy! Being twelve is very special. Adi is only eleven.

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Nathan, I can't sing any better than that, it is the best I can sing. So Happy 12th Birthday, Nathan!
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MarmiteToasty said...

HAPPY 12th BIRTHDAY NATHAN....

A little english birthday song for you......

Happy Birthday to you..
Squashed tomatoe and stew..
Bread and butter in the gutter..
Happy Birthday to youuuuuuuuuuuu..

I know I know it dont make sense but its been sung at birthdays here for scores of years :)

hugs and kisses.......X

Anonymous said...

Dear Little Grandson,

It hardly seems possible that you are 12 years old! I remember when you were born and all the anguish your parents and grandpa and I went through. But, you have prevailed, no matter what odds the doctors gave you. You have been a blessing for our whole family. We love you lots and are anxious to visit next week.

Love, kisses and hugs,
Grandma Helen

Felisol said...

Dear Nathan,
greetings come from across the sea,
happy birthday to you from me.
On the picture I saw a boy,
who's happiness filled my heart with joy.
I wish you all well,
may your days become swell,
and your wonderful smiles
brighten your road for miles.

Just a clumsy homemade greeting to a most precious American boy from Felisol in Norway

Terry said...

Hey you guys...WHERE is Miis Patty and Sara??..I miss them....Terry

Mrs. Mac said...

Hi Terry ... Maybe they're taking an Easter sabbatical. I bet everyone is over at Sara's new home having dinner ... but again, it's late now so they're probably all asleep already. Hopefully they will be back tomorrow.

Maggie Ann said...

Belated Happy Birthday to your handsome young man!