Tuesday, March 3, 2009

My how time flies

Like the old saying goes..."how time flies when you're having fun!"

48 years ago today, a baby girl was born to Floyd and Harriet. This baby girl was somewhat of a surprise pregnancy as this baby's siblings were 9 & 12 years older than her. Harriet begged the dr. to let them take their new little daughter (maybe not so little at 10 lbs) home a day earlier than was customary as there was a nasty March snow storm predicted for the next day. The dr. agreed and all were settled in their home by the time Northern Illinois was blanketed in a whole lot of the white stuff.

The little girl had a wonderful time growing up on the farm where she swung on the tire swing, played dolls on the front porch, got her boots stuck in the garden mud and screamed and screamed until her Mommy came to the rescue, bottle fed calves, watched the pigs play and loved riding her pony, Midnight whenever she could convince her big sister to saddle him for her.

The little girl was raised on the farm until she was seven when her family moved to a nice, little, home on the edge of town. It was there she spent her "wonder years" until marrying and moving to a town far, far away (10 miles) where she lived until ten years ago when she moved back to a location where she can see the farm she started out on across the field.

During that time this girl (now a woman, old lady, chick, etc) raised three sons (with the help of her husband, of course). Those three sons have all now flown the coop, leaving an empty nest but blessing her with two beautiful grandbabies and allowing time for just her and her husband to be a couple again.
It's been a great ride for her so far and this "old woman" can't wait to see what God still has in store for her. In the meantime, she's just swimming in His flow!


  1. Happy Birthday Lori! I hope you have a wonderful, wonderful day.
    Be blessed. We miss you and Dan.
    Michelle and Louie

  2. Sweet post my dear! Happy Birthday!

    The Blue Ridge Gal

  3. Happy Birthday!!! I think God has the mountains in store for you. Right?

    - Suzanne, the Farmer's Wife

  4. What a wonderful post!! Happy Birthday!