Tuesday, March 22, 2011


"At 10:00 AM the Lord blessed us with a 6 lb 7 oz baby girl. Ar was awake and saw her birth. I think she's beautiful."
-Dad's Diary March 22, 1964

(Aren't diaries a wonderful thing? )

Both my dad and my oldest brother have passed on now, but there remain stories and memories of days past. When I was still a baby my brother Dan asked Mom if he could marry me when I grew up. (I think he changed his mind later on. He told me to "go play marbles on the freeway" and I don't think that is exactly the kind of thing one should tell his betrothed...) Since Dan was adopted my mother told him he could marry me if he wanted to, to which he replied, "Can Timmy (my other brother) marry her too?"

Today, well ahead of My Darling, whose birthday isn't for another two whole weeks, I turn 47. If it wasn't for the fact that fifty seems to be looming over my head, that might not be so bad...

In celebration of all God has blessed me with, I invite you for cake and ice cream. What kind would you like? I'm having Boston Cream Pie with vanilla ice cream, but since cyber cake is calorie-free, I just might have a taste of whatever you're having too!


  1. Happy Birthday Martha,

    You have been a blessing to me through your blog. I hope you have a wonderful day!

  2. Thank you, Joy! It's nice to find you here again. Have some cake!

  3. Oh my goodness, Martha. Those words from your Dad's diary are such a blessing. A sweet blessing. To know his thoughts on the day you were born...priceless. I am getting more mature along with you and am happy that we are able to spend time together again. Have a very happy birthday today!!!

  4. Happy Birthday, Martha! Knowing how your dad felt is so special!

    My best friend from high school and college shares your birthday, though she's had "a few" more than you.

    Thanks for the invitation. I'll be glad to share some Red Velvet cake and Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough ice cream with you to celebrate!

  5. Happy Birthday, Marty! Boston Cream Cake sounds great.

    I love those diaries...so special.

  6. Aww...happy, happy day to you! What a sweet story about Dan wanting to marry you. Don't you just love that your dad wrote those sweet words in his diary? Love that.

    You're almost three years younger than me! My '50' comes this fall! eeek! ha.

    Boston Creme Pie sounds scrumptious...what a wonderful choice!

  7. What a special story... I'm so glad I journal...maybe someday my kids will enjoy the stories I have shared.

    I will have the Boston Cream Pie...that is an all time favorite.

    Happy Birthday Day...My three older kids were 1962, 1963, 1965 So you fit right in the middle!!!

  8. Oh, I think I will try a piece of Joek's Red Velvet cake too!