today is my birthday--the rest of the week i am probably going to be pretty busy--especially since robyn's birthday is tomorrow!
i just missed posting and hearing from everyone--and this is not a shameless attempt to get birthday wishes!!
i would like you if you care to comment today to tell me about one of your favorite birthdays or the worse--and maybe the greatest gift you recieved--
okay surely i will tell you the greatest birthday i had was when i went into the hospital and robyn was born the next day---
but i would like to get a little materialistic on ya today and give frank a little credit--which i may have to take back, if today doesn't go too well--hahaha
on my 26th birthday, frank gave me a huge box--it was so heavy and i could not imagine what was in it----oh wait, if you are not familiar with frank and his gift giving prowess, than please refer back to the a-z challenge and look at letter "g"-----
well i opened it and still could not tell what it was, it was rounded and bronze and as i carefully took it out of the tissue paper, i started to recognize it---it was a baby's bust---
i could not believe what i was seeing---frank and i had recently visited our local art museum, which we used to do at least once a year--it is kinda my thing----back to the baby's bust----that day we had gone into the gift shop---which i love almost as much---well who am i kidding, more than the museum itself----
i had casually, i thought, commented how beautiful it was--and of course it resembled our babies---
it was a reproduction of an artist's rendition of his son------
i am still amazed how frank thought of it and made an extra trip to purchase this wonderful piece of art i had shown an interest in----and it was fifty dollars--which even today would be a lot of money for him to spend on one gift---
i still love it----and one side note that came back to me as i was writing this---when my mother saw this treasure frank had so lovingly given me, she said--"it's pretty, but don't ever get me anything like that"---we laughed and laughed
so that gift was probably the greatest tangible material gift frank ever gave me---i know, what about the spinning wheel---well that might have been, if he had thought about it on his own :)