Monday, November 14, 2005

Happy Birthday, Debi!

Today is my little sister's birthday. Debi is two years younger than I am. We were very close growing up, and were sometimes quite mean to our younger sister, Beth, when we'd exclude her from our play. I've included two pictures of Debi above - well, two pictures of Beth, too, although her birthday isn't until next month. (Maybe this post will do for both of them?) Photo # 1 is Beth, Carol, and Debi building sand castles on the beach in Florida. Notice that Beth and I are looking at the camera. Debi is busy WORKING on the sand castle. Photo #2 is Beth, Daddy, David, and Debi (holding the doll). Maybe the fact that she's working in one photo and holding the doll in the other is indicative of her future. She is now the mother of FIVE (that's 1, 2, 3, 4, 5!) children - wonderful children, although they're really not children any longer. Three are grown and on their own, another is in college, and the baby, Jonathan, is a junior in high school.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Debi - one of the hardest workers I know, tireless in giving of herself and her abilities to others - a wonderful mother, daughter, sister, and friend. I love you.
Oh yes - and she is also a writer! Here are a few of her books:
When You Were a Baby
When You Were a Baby



Did I Ever Tell You about how Our Family Got Started?: Building Togetherness and Values by Sharing Stories about Your Family
Did I Ever Tell You about how Our Family Got Started?: Building Togetherness and Values by Sharing Stories about Your Family



Mother in the Middle: Searching for Peace in the Mommy Wars
Mother in the Middle: Searching for Peace in the Mommy Wars



Stress-Busters for Moms
Stress-Busters for Moms

4 comments:

Joan said...

Beautifully written, Carol. The photos you chose and the comments on them fit so well.

beth said...

Carol,

What a wonderful birthday tribute to Debi :)

And everything you said is true.

Happy birthday Debi! You are a wonderful friend/sister/daughter/mother.

I love you too....

Beth

NOTE: I'm the one with the diaper falling down and standing by the sandcastle like a sumu wrestler :)

Jane said...

I want to echo the birthday wishes to Debi. Carol your words were so sweet and loving. I bet you made Debi cry! I will have to add that she's not a bad cousin either! (neither are Carol, Beth, Janice, Joan, Terry and David!!!...didn't want to leave anyone out!).

Debi said...

Thank you, Cabbie . . .I did cry. Love you, big sister. Debi