Rene’s birthday

It’s a very special day—Rene’s birthday. The years have gone by much too quickly. She has been a gift at every age, but the time of her infancy holds some very special memories. I remember how she would wake up in her crib and be laughing and cooing. She never cried to be picked up. As a toddler she played by herself and always liked to be outdoors. At grandma’s house she was easily entertained painting china, picking flowers and, of course, playing with dolls. Our move to Alaska cemented her love of the outdoors. She and Adam played outside daily in the snow, regardless of the temperature. Often her “idiot mittens” were dangling from her sleeves and her hands were bare, her coat wide open. Now, with her daughters at those interesting ages, Rene’s gifts are coming to fruition. Her photographic talent is being recognized and she has a show of her photos at a Wedgewood café. Today we celebrate the person she is. She is on to a new year in her life. Happy birthday! Rene.

Rene and grils at Yellow Aster Butte

Rene and grils at Yellow Aster Butte

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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2 Responses to Rene’s birthday

  1. René says:

    Thank you Mom!! It’s so cool (and weird, too, in a way) to hear stories about myself. This is another example of how when you tell stories it helps people to understand something true.


  2. Nancy says:

    Renee is so fortunate to have a mom who takes the time to identify all her special gifts. So many children don’t have that opportunity. I wish I knew Renee. I wish I could see her show. I wish I could take a good photo! Hah!


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