24 September, 2011

Birthday Visitors

Early Friday morning Mason called to sing Nana "Happy Birthday" (which he did, very well), when he had finished singing he was so excited to tell me that he was coming, to my house, and bringing an apple cake! My daughter got on the phone then and filled in the details: yes, they were coming and bringing a cake (as well as dinner). Oh, and by the way, it was supposed to be a surprise. As long as I live I won't ever forget the excitement in that little boy's voice... "we're coming to your house and we're bringing an apple cake"! I've never felt more loved; I've never been more thankful, my birthday was filled with all the blessings I could hold... in both of my arms!
It was a wonderful day, in every way!

Life is Good!
... and so was the cake...
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25 comments:

*karendianne. said...

Oh my gosh this is the cutest story; how sweet that little boy. And gosh but just feel the way the entire family expresses real, beautiful love. Life is Good!

Karen said...

Happy Birthday to you! Mason sounds like such a sweetie! The picture is adorable!

Impera_Magna said...

There is nothing better than a lap full of grandchildren on your birthday! Life is indeed good!

Happy birthday!

KaHolly said...

Look at all that red hair!! My sister has red hair, too. Happy Birthday to you.

Becky G said...

My O My... love expressed, love amplified... look at how Mason looks at you in that photo... the very face of love and adoration. Hmm, just makes joy well up. Thanks so much for sharing... it is good to have images of joy and grace. Blessings, B

Janet said...

Happy Birthday Mrs. G! What a cute story! I'm sure the day had to be wonderful with those cuties around!

Cheryl said...

A very happy belated birthday. That is the sweetest story, brought nana tears to my eyes!! That is an armful of love you have there!!

Amy said...

Happy Birthday, Mrs. G! Thank you so much for sharing your day!

Kathy ... better known as Nana said...

That is THE best birthday gift ever!

Tanya said...

You are the youngest most beautiful grandmother I have seen in a long time!

Miriam said...

A belated Happy Birthday!!!

What a beautiful photograph with your grandchildren!

Nancy, Near Philadelphia said...

It's a gorgeous cake, but the kids are gorgeouser!

Grammasheri said...

What a sweet story! Your arms ARE full of love!

Janet O. said...

So, so precious! Warms my heart.
Grandma looks far too young for so many cute grandkids!

JCnNC said...

Unforgetable memories are the best kind and the joy on Mason's face says it all. Happiness surrounds you. Judy C

CarlaHR said...

What a lovely birthday you had - a visit from family (with food) and what a wonderful husband to have listened and made you the table you wishes for.
A very happy belated birthday to you.

lindsey said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! Wonderful photo! How lovely to have them all with you to celebrate your day.

Quilt n Queen said...

.....the best birthday ever.... life is precious, life is good from one Nana to another....I could not have asked for a better bday!!

AnnieO said...

Darling Mason! It's impossible to resist such joy--glad you partook deeply :)

Salem Stitcher said...

Happy, happy Birthday! I can't think of a better birthday present than having all that sweetness sitting there with you. Gosh, Mason is becoming a little man!

KQ Sue said...

Happy Birthday! Best birthdays always involve a lap full of grandbabies!
Sorry, I missed a comment you left me in August. Settled in (sweating profusely), but NC will always be in my heart. It is where my ancestors arrived about 300 years ago.

Mama Spark said...

Happy Birthday my friend. I hope you had a wonderful day (it sure looks like you did!)

Karen Newman Fridy said...

That is just the cutest thing ever! Happy birthday!!

Nane said...

Yeah, Gregory doesn't have his normal "serious" face on. What a cute bunch.

Anne Heidi said...

Happy belated birthday! The pictures really say it all- it looks like you all had such a great time!