Today is Bud’s birthday and I am thankful for so many things about him: Like, his gourmet cooking and winemaking, his ability to fix anything, for keeping our finances in order, his faithfulness, his musical ability, his spirituality, how he humors me–and I could go on. I asked Ruah and Leah what they appreciated about him. Ruah said she is thankful that he teaches her things every time she visits. Last summer he taught her how to operate the backhoe and she thought that was a lot of fun—and useful. Leah is really grateful for all the good food he makes, especially boiled dinners. She appreciates that he allows her to work in the shop with him and use his tools. So we are very grateful today as we celebrate his birthday.

Bud at Lost Lake

Bud at Lost Lake

About dmdubay

Since retiring from Northwest Airlines and moving to the Pacific Northwest, I have more time to devote to writing. My first novel, "Tales of Two Sisters" was published over a year ago. I have been writing poetry for a long time and am attempting to collate my poetry into a short book, with pictures. A sequel to "Tales of Two Sisters" should be getting closer to completion soon. Gardening and tending the vineyard take a lot of time in the summer. Even though I love the outdoors, these activities do cut down on my writing. So I appreciate that wintertime allows me time to write. Writing, for me, is what brings things into focus and helps me to make sense of the things that life brings. It is a gift to me and I hope that it will be to you also.
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4 Responses to birthdays

  1. Annette says:

    Darlene, I thank you and appreciate your spiritual messages.
    They are reminders of the precious moments in our lives.
    Happy belated Birthday Bud.


  2. Darlene, congratulations on your publishing your book. I can’t wait to read it. Mary O’Connor


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