It’s My Birthday…Yesterday!

When one gets to be an “older” woman….one prefers to pretend one’s birthday is just another day. However, secretly I am deeply grateful to my friends and family who went out of their way to make this a very special day.

I received some lovely emails today from some dear friends all the way from France and Belgium, a lovely note from my son and his wife, some from my nieces, many from needlework and quilting friends, other long-time friends, and sisters, Barb & Bonnie, Barb even sent me a some special internet gifts. And there were lots of special phone calls too and a video message from my new 4 month old granddaughter, Maya. I am SO humbled and grateful. Thank you to each of you.

I share with you some photos of other gifts I received in addition to the beautiful Eiffel Tower scissors and books I showed you last post. The other gifts must remain anonymous! Shhhhhh…I’ll never tell….Smile.

My SIL Judy, and friend, Kay, sent me this lovely teacup bouquet to brighten my day. Thanks again, Judy and Kay.

And what a surprise when Southpaw Stitcher made this lovely pincushion for me. It really says a LOT! Thank you so much Pat…yes, friendship DOES grow.

And My friend Jodi equally surprised me when she presented me with this lovely pincushion (filled with sand) handmade by a friend of hers. This one came all the way to me from Washington state. And isn’t this a beautiful card. Thank you Jodi…how kind and thoughtful to think of me while you were away!

I still do some computer work at home for the Augustinian priests and brothers and my boss, Fr. Mike, thoughtfully, sent me this plant with lovely lavender flowers along with a promise of prayers and Mass celebrated in my honor. Thanks so much…I miss all of you.

So you see…..amidst all the “to do” that one really doesn’t want to remember that one is ANOTHER year older… is really nice to be remembered. I SO appreciate all of the good wishes and prayers and gifts.

And I plan to keep on celebrating my birthday all month long. After all it comes only once a year….so celebrating for one full month is certainly in order!

Gratefully, Averyclaire


9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Annie
    Nov 04, 2011 @ 10:07:18

    Lovely gifts! Happy (slightly late) Birthday!


  2. Margaret
    Nov 04, 2011 @ 11:25:05

    Happy belated birthday to you! Such lovely gifts!


  3. Marjorie
    Nov 04, 2011 @ 13:20:09

    Lovely gifts! Your pins will be happy! (and you deserve every bit of the celebration!)


  4. Doris
    Nov 04, 2011 @ 16:43:47

    Happy belated birthday to you! great gift!


  5. Jackie
    Nov 04, 2011 @ 20:22:49

    Such beautiful gifts Averyclaire! I love teacup flower arrangements – there is always something so precious about them!


  6. An Older Woman
    Nov 07, 2011 @ 09:28:38

    Yes, but did anyone sing on the Internet like I am going to do right here:

    Happy Birthday to you,
    Happy Birthday to you.
    Happy Birthday dear Averyclaire!
    Happy Birthday to you.



  7. Carol
    Nov 09, 2011 @ 10:57:35

    ♫♫♫ Happy Belated Birthday to you, Averyclaire ♫♫♫

    I loved seeing the photos of all of your wonderful gifts and flowers–a special day for a special lady 🙂

    Enjoy your birthday month!!


  8. Siobhan
    Nov 10, 2011 @ 13:58:50

    Happy belated birthday! What fantastic gifts you received–lovely!


  9. Ebony Kane
    Jan 23, 2013 @ 00:30:58

    This school has taught me the importance of caring and friendship, compassion and determination. I’m sure all of these things will help me in the future. But none of these things would have been possible without the Kovagos, teachers, staff and specialists. The people who give so much to the children at Pincushion are amazing, and without them I would really be nowhere. So I really want to thank them, especially the Kovagos, for all the things they have given me. I will be sad to leave Pincushion, but I am confident that wherever I will go, I will do fine – all thanks to the wonderful school that started me on this journey into the wide world.


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