3.28.2009

Homemade Birthday Card

My sister Pat sent me a homemade card along with a poem that I just had to share. My birthday was earlier this month but the poem was cut from a newspaper on July 26, 2007. She must have been saving it for the perfect moment. It is precious.





I also got a big package of fudge from Daughter Shannon.
A fantastic Fein Multi Tool from the Admiral.
I also received cards and calls from too many to count.
It was a great Birthday!

My Dream Ship

I sailed upon a ship one time
With it's sails so clean and bold;
There is nothing like a sunset
From a ship while sails unfold.

Hear the whisper of the wind
As it glides across the sea.
Nothing on this earth
Is quite as wondrous to me.

Darkness descends around us
And the sky is midnight blue.
The stars are like diamonds
With their glittering, silver hue.

These memories I hold dear to me;
Even in my dreams they play a part.
I will always keep my dream ship
Forever in my heart.

Author Unknown

2 comments:

Grandma Helen said...

I just wanted to THANK YOU for your wonderful article about my grandson TJ. I am his Grandmother and I have had custody of him since he was 3 months old. He's now 10 yrs old and in 4th Grade. he makes A's & B's in school. Something you may not know is he has been diagnosed with ADHD since he was 5. I was so inspired with your story about his work day with his neighborhood friend Dick.I know you will understand what I mean when I say some days I wonder if I am getting thru to this child and when I read your story it made me feel like I must be doing something right as his only parent. Again I can't thank you enough. I have shared the story with my family and friends and they loved it too. TJ is mighty proud as well. So you have had some good influence on a boy that just wanted to go to work with Dick that day and now he has more confidence as well. Gratefully Yours, Grandma Helen

CaptainDon said...

Hi Grandma Helen,
You are welcome but it was just an observation. It was a blessing to meet TJ and view his interaction for the day. I hope to meet him again one day. You are both welcome to visit Mary Rose. Dick has my mobile number.