"Don't wish me happiness I don't expect to be happy all the time....It's gotten beyond that somehow. Wish me courage and strength and a sense of humor. I will need them all." Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Tuesday, 22 March 2016


My daughter and I had our birthday's. One of us turned four and the other forty something. This is the ladybug cake we made together. "Thank you God for taking care of us. I rejoice for this time you have given me and for the joy you have gifted me with."

O God, when I have food,
help me to remember the hungry;
When I have work,
help me to remember the jobless;
When I have a home,
help me to remember those who have no home at all;
When I am without pain,
help me to remember those who suffer,
And remembering,
help me to destroy my complacency bestir my compassion

and be concerned enough to help;
By word and deed,
those who cry out for what we take for granted.

This thanksgiving poem was written by Samuel Pugh an american published poet who wrote, taught and read poetry to children in a daycare centre until he was well over 100. Birthdays are beginnings and I look forwards to continued growth - for my daughter and myself. We spent the day making a special card for a unknown canadian soldier abroad. I hope that whoever receives this card will be deeply encouraged. Kind words can elevate your mentality, your self perspective and give you strength to persevere. I have appreciated all the kind words all of you have spoken to me. Thank you.

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  1. Happy Birthday to you both!! How fun to share the day and celebrate together! I cannot believe you made that cake. I mean I can, because you are super creative, but it looks like something I have seen on tv! It's outstanding. Ps...love the quote under your header. Excellent.

    1. Hi Kim I took a break from cake decorating for a few years. That sort of thing does not interest a baby. In the last year I've gotten back into it- it's a great activity for preschoolers. I love cake and icing and it brings her joy -she loves it- so ya it works. I'm thrilled to have met you Kim and I'm enjoying getting to know you more too. Ronda

  2. Happy, Happy Birthday to you and your sweet little daughter! I haven't been visiting blogs much with everything going on here but I have thought of you many, many times---my island friend- pure of heart and soul.
    I hope you have a blessed Easter. xo Diana

    1. Hi Diana It is so sweet of you to wish us a happy birthday! I too think of you a lot and I am praying for you and John. I hope that both of you will find blessing, joy, and solace in Easter. Although there may be many miles between us I hope you will feel my hug to you. Ronda

  3. Oh my goodness Ronda... did you hear me squeal..lol! Your cake is awesome! How special to let your daughter help you, and that both of you celebrated your birthdays together... Happy Birthday to both of you!!!! You did an amazing job on the cake... I have decorated cakes, and mine have never looked as nice as yours! You have special talent my friend :) And I loved the poem and background history on Samuel Pugh. If I don't get back here before Easter, have a blessed day celebrating the Lord!

    1. Thank you! Isn't cake decorating fun? I think a lot of it is just practice. It helps too if you like cake and icing....Have a blessed Easter and thank you for your visit! Ronda