Saturday, August 04, 2007

Happy Birthday

Today is my birthday. Hard to believe... and I had no clue what I was going to post until last night. At first I thought it might have been the humorous conversation between Sticks and I... and then while Tink was making me some online scrapbook pages for my birthday... she sent me one. The poem off of that page was perfect... no it is not a birthday poem, but it just feels right... here is something special for my birthday:

    I saw a young mother with eyes full of laughter
    And two little shadows came following after.
    Wherever she moved, they were always right there-
    Holding onto her skirts, hanging onto her chair.
    Before her, behind her - adhesive pair.
    "Don't you ever get weary as, day after day,
    Your two little tag-alongs get in your way?"
    She smiled as she shook her pretty young head
    And I'll aways remember the words that she said:
    It's good to have shadows that run when you run,
    That laugh when you're happy and hum when you hum -
    For you only have shadows when your life's filled with sun.
         -- author unknown

I shall be busy this weekend... Hopefully I'll have fun stories to share.


Tammi said...

Happy Birthday VW.

And that poem is Fantastic!!!

pam said...

I forgot it's your birthday as well! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Hope you have a great day!!! :D

Teresa said...

Happy Birthday!!! Have a wonderful day!

Tink said...

Happy Birthday, kiddo.

Marie said...

Happy birthday VW!!! Hope you have an excellent day & weekend..

armywifetoddlermom said...

Happy Birthday to you!!

Enjoy the cake and ice cream, and make a great wish as you blow out the candles!

Eric said...

... many happy returns!..

h~ said...

May your Birthday abound with Blessings.

PrimoDonna said...

Happy birthday to you! And many more!!

Morrigan said...

Happy Birthday!

sticks said...

Happy Birthday!! Great poem.

But there needs to be an additional line:

But on the days when they're whiney and bad.
It would be great if the shadows belonged to dad!

Bou said...

LOL at Sticks!!

Happy Birthday! Pick a day, I'll take you to dinner. Sushi? (and dessert *ahem*) Check with your hubby and we'll find a girls night!

GUYK said...


vw bug said...

Thank you all for stopping by. Bou's mom and sis... I couldn't send you a personal email... so Thank You!!!

Everyone has been wonderful and it has made me feel warm and fuzzy!

Sticks... I am ROTFLMAO on your addition to the poem. That was perfect.

Mrs. Who said...

Happy late birthday...and that poem is absolutely perfect!

The Gray Monk said...

May the year ahead bring you every blessing.

oddybobo said...

Happy Birthday!!!!

Harvey said...

*leaves cake, candles, and scantily-clad fireman*