"the nicest and the sweetest days are not those on which anything very splendid or wonderful or exciting happens, but just those that bring simple pleasure, following one another softly, like pearls slipping off a string."
Lucy Maud Montgomery

Monday, February 17, 2014

let them eat cake...

...or, in this case, apple pie.    
to the infant boy
born 5 weeks early 
and thought breathing was an unnecessary thing,
(thank God the dr.'s had other plans)
to the toddler
who was so busy chatting
he couldn't take the time to sleep.
to the school boy
who was too darn smart
for his own
or anyone else's good,
who loved reading and
devoured books like candy.
to the teenager
who decided chatting
was a waste of time
especially with his
to the boy who left for college
and came back
a man.
to the wanderer
who went in search of 
only to find his 
true love
and become the father
of our beautiful
Miss M.
Yeah, that one,
my son
the one I feel such 
joy and pride when he
hugs me and says
"love you mom,"
that one
my beautiful,  brilliant, hilarious,
your pie awaits!
love you BIG,

*note* about the plates in my last post.  I did find them quite easily in fact (thanks L) and they are circa 1984 so no vintage find there.  They were created by a Seattle artist and are called "Rosanna."   I think they would look best in a sewing/craft room and will put them there when that room gets it's make-over.  For now, they will be in the dining room for all to enjoy!  Thanks for your help.


  1. You have every reason to be proud of that one! He's a handsome man and what a lovely family. Happy birthday to him! I love how you honored him with your words today!

  2. Happy birthday to your wonderful, brilliant., handsome son. I think I left out a few adjectives but that does not dim the Birthday Boy message! xo Diana

  3. Another pie eating, wonderful ,smart and handsome son. What did we do right? What did we do to deserve them. Love this poem and "love you big" too.

  4. How sweet is this! I can truly feel the warmth all the way across this vast continent, Joanne. You are one fortunate woman. Happy Birthday to your son.

  5. What a beautiful heartwarming post to your son. Happy Birthday!

  6. happy birthday to your son!!!!!! what a lovely tribute post to him! Obviously, he had a great mom!!!!!!!!!! love you!!!!!


  7. Happy birthday to your son! :-)

  8. Joanne--what a lovely post--he's a handsome one!

  9. I LOVED this Joanne! Happy Birthday to your handsome son!!! You did good!!!
    much love from here...

  10. They grow up but never stop being our babies. Once they have their own they seem to understand that. Happy Birthday to your son and Happy Birthing Day to you.


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