Thursday, July 22, 2010

Happy Birthday to Beth!

My baby is 28-years old.

They say it's your birthday
We're gonna have a good time
I'm glad it's your birthday
Happy Birthday to ya!
---The Beatles

Birthdays always make me sing that song. Another favorite is "Put Another Candle" from a childhood TV show called "Sheriff John." It's kind of long. If you'd like, you can read it here.

Another Sheriff John song that I love even more than the birthday song is "Laugh and be Happy."
Laugh and be happy with a merry melody.
A smile can make a hat rack look like a Christmas tree.
When you're in a hurry, don't you worry, chase those blues away.
Just laugh and be happy all the live long day.
Words to live by.

And of course, no birthday musical would be complete without the birthday song (Happy Birthday to You). We know it in German too (Zum Geburtstag viel Gluck).

It's Beth's birthday. She was a little girl who had a little curl right in the middle of her forehead... She didn't want to go to Kindergarten but then, 12 years later, graduated valedictorian of her class. She worked at McDonalds to help pay for college at Southwestern Oklahoma State University where she got a Bachelors Degree in Education and elementary/early childhood certification. She's the mom of my only grandchild, the joy of our lives. Beth is one of my amazing family members. I am so blessed by the people God chose to put in my family and glad my husband had the good sense to want to have kids.

Happy Birthday Beth, I love you!

1 comment:

Sydney said...

From NaBloPoMo:

Maria says, "She seems to be an amazing girl! Happy birthday to Beth and well done Sydney!"

Heather says, "Happy Birthday, Beth!! Yay for daughters and sons too."