Saturday, April 28, 2007

What a life!!

Who would have thought this little one - born in Singapore in the 60s to a 19-year-old mother and a daddy only two years older - would grow up to study at Oxford, take herself off to Kenya a la Karen von Blixen, meet her American hubbie, live in California, study for the ministry, lose four babies, mourn her mother's passing, then return to a small town an hour away from the village she grew up in to raise her two healthy children, close by the friend she went to Brownies with and the friend she shared a paddling pool with...
Phew!! What a busy 40+ years!!
Now I wonder what she'll do in the next 40????
We can't do much about the length of our lives, but we can do plenty about its width and depth.
Evan Esar


At 2:14 pm , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ohhh how time flys! What a cutie! Life is so precious. It's wonderful that you shared this with us! :)

At 8:59 pm , Blogger JoyceAnn said...

Happy Birthday to You !
Happy Birthday to You !

Happy Birthday Dear Anna !

Happy Birthday to You !

Enjoyed reading about your life and the quote is wonderful. Hope you're having a bright , beautiful , blessed Birthday !!!

~~~~~~~ Happy Hugs ~~~~~~~

At 11:01 pm , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Annna, is it your birthday? *Hangs her head in shame* I didn't know....
Well, HAPPY BIRTHDAY if it is your birthday and if it isn't Happy Birthday when it is...lolololol

At 12:11 am , Blogger Daisy Lupin said...

Happy Birthday to you! Cute photograph, though I can see you grown up face in that photo. Have a good birthday.

At 12:35 am , Blogger Wendy said...

YOU are an ANGELCOOKIE, my Dear! Congratulations! Hallehluia!! I'm SO PROUD of YOU!!!
Thank you for the magical birthday card you sent for Samantha. It was like having another guest at her little celebration this afternoon! You got it in the mail on time too!! I am so impressed!
Big FAT Cuddly HUGS to you Claire! Your gifts will be late but will be packaged with lots of love!

At 2:40 pm , Blogger Gemma said...

Alot of living done in those 40+ years....Hope your birthday was beautiful!

At 4:50 pm , Blogger mrsnesbitt said...

Oh dear hon, missed this special day!
been so busy!
happy Birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!


At 10:30 pm , Blogger LisaOceandreamer said...

WOW! you have lived a life my friend! I would sure love to hear more about going to Kenya - I'm sure it's a fascinating story!!
I am just so happy you had such a wonderful birthday - you deserve nothing less!!
And you know what? Santa Barbara (if you mean the one here in California) is my DREAM location to live!! Every time we go I can just feel I belong there - unfortunately unless I can manifest some serious there may remain a dream!
What an adorable photo!!

At 10:57 pm , Blogger Kai said...

happy birthday to you sweet Anna..
Peace n fun, Kai

At 2:57 pm , Blogger radiogirl said...

Happy belated birthday! What a wonderful life story.


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