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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

A birthday post

My birthday was yesterday and I have so many friends but my heart ached that my sister, Ansie who lives in Somerset West and my {heart}sister Shayne, wasn't close enough to spend the day with me.  So I met my love for lunch...and then we took our children for supper on the beachfront.

DH, me and Stefan
Oldest son and his wife
Younger son and his wife

This son of mine gave me a card with a message that touched me so deeply that I had leaky seams.  

"Liewe Mamma, Ek is so baie lief vir Mamma en Mamma beteken so baie vir my.  Ek wil net dankie se vir als wat Ma al vir ons gedoen het.  Ek sal nooit kan terug gee wat Ma al vir ons gegee het nie.  Mamma het ons so baie geleer, om altyd eerlik en regverdig te wees. Ma het ons met liefde en geduld hanteer en vir ons vertel om God altyd eerste te sit.  Vandag wil ek Ma net laat weet dat ek so baie trots is om te kan se dat ek Ma se seun is.  Ek sal altyd opkyk na Ma. Ma was not altyd my rots as daar swaar tye en siekte was." (Sorry, I just can't translate this...so much meaning will be lost.)  This is a card and words that I will cherish.
Her fiance always ducks out of photos....so B and Stefan.
I am blessed to have a husband that is also my very best friend.  I am blessed to have children that want me to be involved in their lives.  I am blessed that my children want to spend time with me and make me feel special.  These are the things that no money can buy.

xx

35 comments:

  1. Love!!!

    Your children are so gorgeous :)

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  2. I know I always say this but you have a beautiful family.

    And Lynette, I also had leaky seams :) :)

    No greater praise that than to hear your children thanking you for always pointing them to God!

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  3. Happy birthday again! BEAUTIFUL photos ... your family is just beautiful!!

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  4. Happy belated birthday Lynette, so glad you spent some lovely time with loved ones!

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  5. Happy Happy Birthday my dear friend. All you need is the love of your family. Looks like your day was wonderful!! xoxo

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  6. So glad you enjoyed your day with your family, Lynette!! :)

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  7. So bly jy het n wonderlike verjaardag gehad saam met jou spesiale familie.
    Mooi bly
    Desíre {Doing Life}

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  8. Happy Belated Birthday Lynette...I hope you had an awesome day! Love your pics and love your hair colour...you looking stunning girl! Glad that you have a wonderful family...you are blessed! ;-)

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  9. Happy belated birthday! Lovely photos there!!! :)

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  10. Congratulations! You have such a beautiful family!

    Thanks for sharing the photos!

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  11. Veels geluk weereens vriendin!

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  12. Baie geluk Lynette, hoop jy het 'n ongelooflike lekker jaar, propvol sulke spesiale oomblikke. Het skoon 'n knop in my keel van daardie mooi woorde. xx

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  13. thank you, Lynette, for sharing with us this special day of yours ♥
    the words from the card brought tears even in my eyes. i am so looking up to you and i hope that one day one of my sons will also say something like that about me. thank you for being such an amazing example.

    B looks so good!!! this motherhood turned her into a really stunning young woman!

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  14. Happy Birthday Lynette! You sure do have a wonderful family. I'm happy for you! God bless

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  15. Happy Birthday! You have a lovely family, and I'm glad you were able to spend time with your husband, kids & grandkids on your special day.

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  16. Happy Birthday, Lynette!
    Your photos are gorgeous...you have such a beautiful family <3

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  17. Wishing you a Happy Birthday! Thanks for sharing the photos of your beautiful family!

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  18. Happy belated birthday, dear friend! I'm glad you were able to spend your special day surrounded by loved ones.
    XOXO

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  19. I havent celebrated my birthday with family since I turned 41 and now 50 :((((((( you have given me an idea for this year as plan to go to CT in June for my mom's 70th...and mine is a few weeks later....hmmmmm
    Lucky you Lynette to have your beautiful family with you.....

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  20. Ek stem saam. Om dit te verhaal, sal so baie weg gooi van die gevoel wat hy hierin weergee vir jou, sy ma.
    Ek het 'n traan in die oog gehad toe ek dit gelees het.

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  21. Leaky seams after reading that. How blessed you are to have him as your son!

    I love the photos - esp the one of you, k and baba.

    Beautiful.

    Happy Happy Happy Birthday my darling :)

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  22. Happy Birthday for the other day! Lovely post and I even felt misty-eyed reading what the card said. Lovely!

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  23. Happy Birthday

    You have a beautiful family! But then again they do have rather awesome parents. Glad to know you.

    Pamela

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  24. Beautiful pics and YES, you are blessed!! But then again, with a mother like you, how can you not have fabulous kids!!??

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  25. Happy Birthday & may your year be an awesome one. xxx

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  26. Happy belated birthday Lynette! You have a beautiful family and a love for life that is contagious!

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  27. Happy birthday, Lynette! Thanks for sharing the photos of your beautiful family! What a precious gift the note from your son must be!!!

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  28. Such beautiful photos and such wonderful memories! You are truly blessed! (and you look way too young to be a grandma!) Happy Birthday :)
    Joanne xo

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  29. Awww, looks like you had a BEAUTIFUL birthday just like I would imagine! Your family is so lovely!!! :)

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  30. Happy Birthday Lynette - I hope the year is an awesome one for you.
    Blessings

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  31. Wish you a very happy birthday and a wonderful and blessed year of love and joy ahead

    Your younger son looks so much like his papa!!!

    Hope B's fiance knows he can't escape your lens for too long :)


    Now I need to find someone to translate....

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  32. Happy Birthday Lynette! So sorry to have missed it!! Haven't been online much this week or surely would have seen it on Facebook. Lovely photos of your kids, pity Bianca's fiance ducks out, you will have to explain the importance of leaving a legacy to him :)

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  33. What a special day and to get to celebrate with so many beautiful family members--what a treasured memory!

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  34. Happy Birthday Lynette, what a wonderful way to spend it. Your family is beautiful and Stefan smiling is adorable.

    Sorry your sisters couldn't be with you, that is always the hardest part.

    Thanks for sharing these with us. Many happy wishes for another great year!!! HUGS!!

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