Happy birthday mom

December 27, 2014

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It’s not easy being a Christmas baby. One’s Boxing Day birthday is often very conveniently wrapped up with a Christmas celebration, but we’ve always tried to make it a special day for mom in some way.

My mother turned 80 years young yesterday, and we celebrated in grand style at the beautiful, Christmas-shiny home of our friend Jane. About 30 of mom’s friends came to help celebrate her birthday, and a huge treat for me because my son Jonathan and his lovely girl Chantal were in town and could join us. We all had a lovely time with plenty of yummy nibbles, plenty of wine and wonderful cake.

Happy birthday and many happy returns of the day mom! We love you. X

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  • Reply Anna Streater-McAllister December 27, 2014 at 11:21 am

    My dearest Veronica,
    I wish you and yours the happiest of holidays and a blessed new year! I’m sorry I haven’t commented in a while, but I’ve been so busy. I took today to catch up with you, and I must say that I pray for your complete healing, and claim that it is already a done deal! You are healed, from now until forever! In the name of Jesus, I declare this over you!
    How beautiful is your home decorated for the holiday, and what a friend you have to host such a wonderful birthday celebration for your mother! I think I’ve told you that my mother has passed, but how blessed are you to still have yours! You look beautiful, and it shows inside and out of the ” stuff” in which what you are made! Knowing to slow down and enjoy the daily beauty of life, its ups and downs, no matter what; still keeping the belief that you walked through a journey, and came out completely restored, shows your spiritual resilience! What admiration I have for you!
    Take care, and enjoy the rest of your holiday!
    With much love,

  • Reply Dewena Callis December 27, 2014 at 7:52 pm

    Happy Birthday to your lovely mother! And what nice looking guests at her party, all clearly having a wonderful time.

    • Reply Veronica December 28, 2014 at 8:20 am

      Thank you so much Dewena. Mom reads my blog so she’ll get your good wishes. 😀

  • Reply Patty/NS December 30, 2014 at 7:56 am

    A very Happy Birthday to your Mom! May I say she certainly does not look 80 ????

  • Reply daryledelstein December 30, 2014 at 12:03 pm

    delightful .. jonathan has such a wicked twinkle in his eyes .. and chloe looks lovely with her bob … happy birthday to your wonderful mother

  • Reply Kate Curry December 30, 2014 at 6:24 pm

    Wow, your mum looks great, V! Jon-Jon, Chloe, and you all look great. Where’s Kirstin? Say happy birthday to your mother….VÅ¡echno nejlepší k narozeninám

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