Sunday, 12 May 2013

Birthday Memories

Good morning everybody. I don't have a card to show today but I thought I would share a little story with you if I may.



This is a picture of my parents celebrating their Golden Wedding on January 3rd 1998.  My mum and her twin brother  were born on May 12th 1926. When they started primary school they met a little boy who, by some strange coincidence, was also born on May 12th 1926. The three became firm friends and thus the twins became "triplets."  This little boy was to become none other than my father. A real life fairy tale!

Mum and dad married and had  53 very happy years together, although dad suffered extreme health problems from the age of 48. My uncle died very suddenly in August 2000 and my dad died on Christmas Day a few months later at the age of 74. Mum found it very difficult and she missed my dad and her brother greatly, until her own death just before Christmas 2007. They had been together in total for 69 years - a fabulous love story, don't you agree?

So this post is to just pay tribute to my wonderful parents, who I love and still miss very much, and also to my uncle. I hope they are having a fabulous birthday party in Heaven!

Love and hugs from Christine xx

23 comments:

  1. What a beautiful story Christine. Thank you for sharing. It's my eldest daughter's birthday today as well, so I will always remember your parent's birthday too. Enjoy your Day. Hugs Rita xxxxx

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  2. Thank you for sharing your beautiful story, and picture.
    Hugs

    Patricia xxxx

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  3. Beautiful story thanks for sharing .Melanie

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  4. Gosh Christine, I got goosebumps reading your fantastic story, thank you for sharing. Love and Hugs Flora.

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  5. Christine Thank you for sharing your lovely story.


    Hazel

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  6. Good Morning Christine,
    Such a touching story this morning, it brought a tear to my eye, thinking about my Mum too. I think our parents generation definitely knew the value of marriage, love, friendship, loyalty and trust, not like today. A lovely photograph, you can feel the happiness in it.
    Have a lovely day.
    Michelle(happy2craft)

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  7. Morning Christine, thank you for sharing your lovely story with us today..made me think of my parents too, who are both passed away, my dad far too early..but made me think of the love, happiness, loyalty and friendship they shared. Hugs, Carole Z X

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  8. Fantastic love story Christine and what a lovely photo, can definitely see the likeness to your Dad.
    This is the first Mother's Day for me since I lost my Mum last October and it's been a very bittersweet day to be sure but the love from my girls has cheered me enormously.
    Take care,
    Elaine

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  9. Beautiful story Christine. Mum and dad are both gone now but I count my blessings every day at having such wonderful loving parents and a happy childhood. Hugs x

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  10. Such a beautiful story Christine.xxx

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  11. A truly beautiful real live love story Christine. It brought a tear to my eye.
    Thank you for sharing. Thinking of you as you remember your dear parents and uncle on this special day
    hugs Sue xx

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  12. Morning Christine,hope you are well what a wonderful story,what a wonderful scrapbook that would make.What a journey.God Bless them.Jacqueline.S

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  13. Bless you for sharing this wonderful love story Christine I am in tears. These memories are so so special to us, and the photographs so precious. Thinking of you even more today.
    Love & hugs Christine H xx

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  14. Beautiful Christine. A cherished photo of two beautiful souls, always soul mates now. My mum and dad would have been married 67 years this month and hey your parents are in Heaven having a cuppa with my mum...looking down on us and protecting us with their angelic love....love and hugs to you...annie xxxx

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  15. Beautiful heart felt Post Christine, Wonderful love story & lovely pic.. Thank you for sharing these wonderful memories with us all... Hugs May x x x

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  16. Thank you for sharing your lovely story with us Christine

    Anne

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  17. Wat een mooi verhaal Christine, wat is het toch fijn dat je daar mooi herinneringen aan kan hebben
    groetjes Janie

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  18. A very lovely story. Thx for sharing.zx

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  19. I hope they are having a wonderful party together. They will be smiling down on you and on Little Mr P who shares their birthday and who I have to go call and sing Happy Birthday all over again!

    What a looely tribute to your family!

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  20. A lovely story Christine, and a fabulous photo.
    Lorraine x

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  21. A lovely story Christine and a fabulous photo to treasure. Carol x

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  22. Such a lovely piece of family history, gorgeous photo. Sending you hugs Karen x

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