Pear tree lane Farmhouse

~Three gifts that keep on giving~

Written by Sue, Monday, August12, 2019        hot humid 90's  
Having family and friends help celebrate my birthday all week made for one of the best ever. Thank you too for your sweet comments and birthday wishes on my last post.

Though most of my family  live in other states, the birthday song was sung to me numerous times Saturday, in person, and via phone. Even when I was out and about  they left loving messages on the answering machine, and then made sure to call back. With life being so busy and for them to make such efforts really touched me, grandson Gabe even told his grandpa, that I should celebrate all of August!~wink~

"Happy Birthday, Mom/Grandma, I love and miss you," are some of the sweetest words I  ever heard.

There is no distance and time in those words, though freely given so many times Saturday, I never got tired of hearing "I love you". Each time we speak or hear them we are rejuvenated, smiles and laughter come forth, loneliness vanishes, because personal value is made known, i.e. "someone cares for me.", relationships and hearts are mended, families restored. I could go and on of how valuable and important these three words  are especially to children and older adults. 

I call these Three spoken words, "I love you", the number One gift that keeps on giving..💖💗💗💛

I would love to share more of what it means to me and  of the importance of especially letting these two groups know and hear the words, "I love you",  but  I wanted to share how my week ended. Maybe sometime  I will write more at a later date.
I was also blessed with many cards, I keep my cards, do you! Thoughts in them and those personally written give  hope, encouragement and joy! Written words are another gift that keeps on giving!

 Saturday,we had brunch with daughter,Susan and her sweetheart, I call him my son-in-love,,..Time.. is another gift that keeps on giving.

I received these lovely gifts, plus a little extra $$$ from them and other monetary gifts in the mail from our sons and their family, and my Mother!
Susan knows I like bicycles,
This was my first time seeing one of these it is called a Kitchen Boa, (SIL chose this). Place it around your neck while in the kitchen, use to pick up plates and/or wiping your hands, it is so cool!

I decided not to have a cake,  instead I opted  for blueberry  hand pies, which we had last evening, ending my week long celebration! "Whew" I am tired, now I need a vacation from celebrating.~wink~

What a great week I had, Mr P. really made it extra special, to him I say, "Thank you so much, I love you with all my heart."
Have a blessed day


Debby Ray said...

Well it certainly looks like you had a wonderful birthday and that you have many admirers! ;) Nothing can compare to those three little words, I LOVE YOU. I can see that received so many sweet cards and sentiments as well...and I am quite interested to hear (and see) more about that kitchen boa! Sounds like a great gift to make! Thank you for sharing your joy and may your week of blessings continue!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love all of your pretty cards and pressies! And the loving words really are the best. I'll have to look for one of the kitchen cloths. I wear an apron in the kitchen but maybe I need one of these too! Hugs!

Ginny Hartzler said...

You are blessed with such a wonderful and loving family! I love the kitchen boa idea, and am going to look for one on Amazon! Yours is so cute! Also the tiny bike, it is adorable! What a lovely and memorable birthday.

Mrs.T said...

What a wonderful birthday week!

That kitchen boa is very unusual; I have never seen one of those but I can see where it could be very useful.

Such a blessing to receive all those sweet words and even that the birthday song was sung numerous times.

And those blueberry hand pies look amazing!

Great-Granny Grandma said...

What a blessing to have such a loving family. Sounds like you had a wonderful day. That kitchen boa sounds very interesting. I've never heard of one before.
Happy belated birthday!

R's Rue said...


Christine said...

"I love you!" are the best words given!
Sorry, I missed your birthday. What a gift your were given all week long.

Telling someone how important they are, feeds the soul and makes the heart pound a bit stronger. Sue, I just want to tell you that you have passed on such love to me and my family, more then you will know! Thank you!

Vee said...

Awwww...what a great week for a great lady! Your family did it just right. I love that you chose blueberry hand pies over cake. (I often choose blueberry pie instead of cake. It's my favorite dessert.) I love you!

Unknown said...

I enjoyed reading your letter today. Our family members are very precious people to us. Your family gave you beautiful presents and loving memories for your birthday. I enjoyed seeing your photographs too.
Happy Birthday

Cheryl said...

Indeed, those "gifts that keep on giving" are the very best of gifts!! All of the others are just representatives of those most important ones.

Happy birthday, Sue!! (You're celebrating all month, so I didn't miss it, right?) I know that you are reaping the love that you have sown!

happyone said...

Happy for you! Such a blessing it must be to be part of your loving family.

Billie Jo said...

Happiest of Birthdays to a lovely friend!
I am not surprised that you received so much love on your special day!
May God bless you with a happy and healthy new year!

Lea said...

Blueberry hand pies, yummy yum! Never heard of them but I know I'd love them. Have a wonderful week!

Gina said...

Sue, such a beautiful gift your post is to us. Thank you! Your day sounds perfect. When you have a moment, maybe would you please post the hand pie recipe? xo

CHERI said...

Belated HAPPY BIRTHDAY...sounds like it was a very, very special one. And you are so very right...hearing I LOVE YOU from those we love & care about is such a priceless & precious gift (as well as the gift of time:) Nothing warms my heart more than to hear one of my grandkids (16 & 13) say, "I love you, Cheri" and thankfully they tell me that often. I could hear it 100 times a day and never tire of it:) This was a lovely are blessed.

Susie said...

Sue, You know it's a great birthday celebration when it last a week. :):) Family time is always a great time. May you have many, many more of these celebrations. Blessings to all, xoxo, Susie

Theresa said...

I would rather have “I love you” than any gift❤️ It sounds you got lots of those. How special. Love the kitchen boa. Great idea and handy to have. Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS 🤗

Edna B said...

It sounds like you got lots of the best gifts. The "I Love You's." With my children, we always say I Love You to one another and to our best friends. You are very blessed. Have a wonderful day, hugs, Edna B.

Dianna said...

Happy birthday!

living from glory to glory said...

Happy Belated Birthday! I know you are loved and you have family and friends that want to bless you! After all celebrating the day God gave us life...
Yes, I keep all my cards and I have a ton of them over the years, sometimes I will pull them out and read them and cry like a baby! Your hand made pies looked delicious! Hugs, Roxy

LV said...

Sounds like you had a great day. I will join you in a few days, but will be 90. I am blessed and glad I still can enjoy getting older.

Shirley Wright said...

Looks like you had a wonderful birthday. Happy late birthday from me.
I like all your gifts too and family is best of all! Have a great, restful day.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Sounds like you had a lovely birthday. I know it is hard when family is so far away but you know that they love you deeply. I love your gifts. The bike is adorable and I love that towel. I looked them up and it can be worn around your neck like an apron when cooking. I may just need to get one!

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~Welcome home~

This blog is dedicated to my dear family who live many miles away, and to you dear ladies , who have a heart for keeping the home fires burning. You, who love and cherish your family, and have a desire to create a home that says "Welcome, you are loved and cared for."

My desire is that when you leave that you will be encouraged and know that you too are loved.


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