Three Birthdays

Sunday was Jesse's birthday, Wednesday is Chuck's Mom's
and Thursday is my Mom's.  So, yesterday we had a celebration for all three. 
Jesse got to bring Jobee since it was her birthday.
Everybody really seemed to like him. 
Mom thought if she took him home she'd never
have to worry about anyone trying to break into
her home.  He is scary looking to people who 
don't like dogs but he's a big teddy bear. 
 I was trying to get a picture of Jesse's pretty nails and toes but
it's kind of hard to see.
 Jobee's lucky Jesse's such a dog person.
She thinks someone dropped him off in her
neighborhood and he wandered onto her property.
He's had a good home ever since.
Jason sent a pretty and yummy fruit and
chocolate arrangement.
 I made red velvet and camo cupcakes.
 Getting ready to blow out the candles

Hope everyone had a good day!

Email from my sister-n-law, who's more like my sister;

"Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet
             is fighting some kind of battle."
At birth we boarded the train and met our parents, and we believed they would always travel by our side. However, at some station our parents will step down from the train, leaving us on this journey alone.  As time goes by, other people will board the train; and they will be significant i.e. our siblings, friends, children, and even the love of your life.
Many will step down and leave a permanent vacuum.  Others will go so unnoticed that we don't realize that they vacated their seats. This train ride will be full of joy, sorrow, fantasy, expectations, hellos, goodbyes, and farewells. Success consists of having a good relationship with all passengers requiring that we give the best of ourselves.

The mystery to everyone is: We do not know at which station we ourselves will step down. So, we must live in the best way, love, forgive, and offer the best of who we are.
It is important to do this because when the time comes for us to step down and leave our seat empty we should leave behind beautiful memories for those who will continue to travel on the train of life.

I wish you a joyful journey on the train of life. Reap success and give lots of love. More importantly, thank God for the journey. Lastly, I thank you for being one of the passengers on my train.

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