Birthday Wish

Posted by Debbie at 7:48 AM, October 22, 2008
17 Comments

My staff took me to lunch today for my official birthday.  Renate, Wanda, Heidi and Carol all know me so well and their gifts to me reflected that.  Heidi gave me a plaque with an Erma Bombeck saying that I thought I would share with you.  It read:  When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would have not a single bit of talent left and could say.  “I used everything You gave me.”  My wish is that I will be able to say the very same thing.

17 Comments

nrm

How very pertinent. I, too, hope my life will reflect that thought. Happy birthday, Debbie! NM in MN

magdalena scott

Debbie, Happy birthday! I celebrated mine on the 15th. I didn't realize we're practically twins!?! The plaque is certainly a lovely gift, and so meaningful. Erma Bombeck reached many people with her wisdom--because of her wit!

b.j.

Happy Birthday. It always makes one a tad better when your "gal" friends can help you celebrate a birthday. Fun,fun,fun. May your coming new age bring you more blessings!

annmarie

Happy Birthday Debbie!

mamagee

Very meaningful and I am sure you will treasure that plaque. Blessings from Idaho!

patti brocato

Happy Birthday!

dawnk777

Happy Birthday! Sounds like you had a good one! My hubby turned 50 yesterday!

sabre

HAPPY "OFFICIAL" BIRTHDAY DEBBIE! LOL Kathi :)

brdmom

Happy Birthday Debbie...

chc94

Happy Birthday, Debbie! Birthdays celebrated with the 'gal pals' are always fun! I'm glad you had a great time. Thanks for sharing the Erma Bombeck quote; I'll have to use it sometime!

marciaelaine

what a great gift, didn't you just love her, she was a stitch, happy birthday

dot2bet

Happy Birthday Debbie!!!

whitehawks_mom

Happy Birthday Debbie! I hope you get everything you wish for when you blow out your candles. I just got 20 wishes from the library today and sat and read it all in one sitting. Thank you for another touching and heart-warming story! Perhaps it is time for me to start my own list of wishes.... Keep Smiling, Shari

grspears

Debbie and Wayne ~ I'm also old acqaintance from the Burien FM days who would love to get reconnected with you and possibly bring you to Niagara Falls. (remember we almost bought your house?)Any chance I can try to get your attention via this blog? BTW- Happy birthday!!! (mine was the 20th!) Blessings.... Gary Spears

twodox

Happy Birthday and many more happy and healthy birthdays. Loved Erma. Thanks for the quote. twodox

mamasue

Happy Belated Birthday, Debbie. My big sis lives in Chicago and purchased "Twenty Wishes" from you when you were there for the book signing. I have read the book so far three times. Love the Cedar Cove series. They do become like family and can't wait to see what happens to all of them. Sue