D....so many choices..but for me..so easily decided! D..is for December..the most delightful time of the year! Decorations, declarations..dancing dolls, drummers.. Diane! my sister..my best friend!
The third sibling of four, a welcome relief to me after the brother.. Born on December 7..Pearl Harbor day..years later.. a real live playmate..she with the dark mysterious laughing eyes.. Being the eldest,I tested the waters of parental boundaries.. Diane, the sweet, quiet shy sister..observed and learned..quickly! We grew up..lived our lives.. She, the healer, maintained the hearths of home.. Always a welcoming beacon for me the traveler.. Over the years, I've been her biggest and loudest cheering fan.. Achievements..she has many firsts of which to be proud.. College graduate,Master's degree, Registered Nurse.. all accomplished on her own with no monetary assistance from family.. Devoted Mother to Aaron.. Community leader, dear and faithful friend to many.. So each December we first celebrate her birthday.. this one was no exception..
Cupcakes and candles work just fine..
before moving full swing into the myriad of holiday activities.. My trip to Florida was just that..to share yet another birthday with her.. A simple beach affair around a fire..
to toast sunset..
Her dear and cherished friends and I..
to wish her many,many more happy birthdays..
a sunset to remember the day we celebrated your day with you.. on that chilly December nite in Florida..as smoke got into our eyes..
...which rapidly turned into your birthday wish come true..
I love you little sis..and the beautiful intelligent woman you've become! Happy Birthday from the bottom of my heart!!!