Friday, May 9, 2008


Yesterday would have been my husband's 66th birthday and I had many memories crowding in as I went through the day. I was really busy through the day at work but had to write the date many times and so thought of him as I took care of things.

My daughters all called me "casually" checking in - asking how I was doing - and I was appreciating them and thinking of what they are going through missing their Daddy - and then I read their blogs about their Dad and I can't believe how rich I am in having four daughters like them - how they really bless my life and how thankful I am for each and every one of them.

A verse for my daughters:

"Many daughters have done nobly,

But you excel them all."

Proverbs 31:29


Rock Chef said...

Hope you don't mind me commenting here.

As an outsider looking in, I think that your husband was a very lucky guy with a great family. He must have had an amazing life with you all.

Love to you all.

John (Rock Chef)

Logziella said...

Oh good, I'm glad Rock Chef said something first! I had been wanting to comment but didn't want to intrude on a private family moment...but since he did...I will too!

I never had the privledge of having a great Father growing up. I don't even know what it feels like but thru reading your daughters blogs...I'm begining to see what it looks like. It sounds like your husband was a very blessed man to have had the privledge of sharing his life with you Clare and your beautiful daughters! You all have shown me so much in these past months thru your blogs...Thank you.

P.S.-Happy Mother's Day!!

kenady said...

Mommy Claire- there are never the right words, only the best of intentions. My heart goes out to you and your family during this time, as I am sure it is not "easy" to be reminded of your loss. I am sure he is smiling down on all of you from Heaven and a bit of him is with you always.

Claire said...

Thank you Rock Chef, Logzie and Kenady - I love being able to share "where we are" in our lives - and being encouraged by all of you because of your words of kindness. I consider you all part of the family!

Rock Chef said...

Thanks, Claire, that is nice to know.