Thursday, November 22, 2012

A Shared Day This Year

This year my father's birthday falls on the same day as Thanksgiving.  That happened often during his lifetime, I'm sure.  How nice to have your birthday around the time when your family was most likely to be all together.

He's been gone nine years now, but we think and talk about him often.

Interestingly enough as we were packing for our move to our new home, Mr. Tennis came across this:





A card given to us by my parents. My dad wrote the note and he and my mother both signed it.
At first I thought it was to wish us well when we bought the house we just left in Orlando, but then I saw my father's little drawing down in the corner of his parakeet, Bleu. (Of course my father, loving all things French had to spell his budgie's name in French).




I realized then that this was actually a card wishing us well in our very first home we bought as newlyweds in 1982.  Somehow Mr. T had put it into his files and then rediscovered it as he packed up his office.

How appropriate that we would find it as we prepared for one of our biggest adventures and arrival at our new home.  It made me feel that my parents were smiling down on us and rooting for us, just as they did all our married life.

Happy Birthday to my father and Happy Thanksgiving to the rest of our family and all our friends, old and new.  I am thankful for you all.

14 comments:

Razmataz said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you. How nice to come across that card from your dad. I found one from my mum recently which made me sad because she can't write anymore. She used to send a note for everything.

Mr. Connor said...

Pretty darn nice to find the card. Guess THEY are still looking after you ! ! ! Unfortunately this is the 49 anniv of a shooting in Dallas. Hope everyone does well and WE all do give THANKS - THANK YOU ! ! !

Robin Larkspur said...

What a treasure you have in that note from your parents! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Maple Lane said...

What a treasure to find this card after all these years.
My dad's birthday was Nov. 25 and often we celebrated Thanksgiving and his birthday together, too.

Wishing you many blessings this day.

Mr. Tennis said...

I have no doubt that your Mom and Dad are looking down with a smile this Thanksgiving Day.

Edilma Weissmueller said...

So happy to be here with you to celerate Thanksgiving and Remember Dick an unforgerbable characterin our lives.

Kit said...

Oh how wonderful! What a wonderful keepsake. It is my late fathers birthday today too! :) Kit

rottrover said...

What a wonderful "find!" Enjoy your day!

Chatty Crone said...

Happy birthday memories to your dad. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours - sandie.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

What a blessing to have that note.
Happy Thanksgiving. ((HUGS))

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Oh my, I think you were meant to find it again now...so sweet!

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

That is a very special moment, and a poignant one.

I hope that you had a wonderful Thanksgiving in your new world...it must be a real change.

Jen

Mullin Avenue Workshop said...

Ann,
This is such a lovely find. I'm sure it will be something you will treasure now.
Your love for your Mom and Dad is always so apparent in your writing.
They sound like wonderful people.
Brenda

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

Oh! what a wonderful surprise. And a sweet heart of a man to think to pull it out and give it to you-- for such an occasion.
Happy Thanksgiving to you all!

I somehow almost missed this post? How? I don't know.
I love the card, and the bird!

-Pat