Saturday, February 27, 2010

Happy Birthday Darlin'~

Come~ have a glass of champagne, sit. Let's celebrate because today is special.

Today is Joyce's special day! Today is her birthday!

Any of you visiting me, know of Joyce over at A Perfect Beginning.
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When I started my blog, over a year ago Joyce was one of those steadies that visited and left a thoughtful comment each day. She has the most positive outlook on things and always ends her visits with a warm hug.

I haven't had the pleasure of meeting Joyce in person, but I've spoken with her on the phone.
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She is as warm via the phone as she is in the beautiful writing of her blog.
Last summer I was in need of some prayer and this kind lady not only prayed but her kind and encouraging words helped me through a tough time.

Joyce sent cards, notes, and emails.
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{Carmie, that little stroopwafel is for YOU.}
Recently, Joyce and her husband have experienced some loss.
Still~ her words are positive, full of sunshine and always complimentary.
She is one of those rare individuals that gently pushes her own pesky bits aside to raise-up those around her.
No~ I have never met Joyce in person, I certainly hope to.
But I do think of her as a very dear friend.
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Joyce darlin', these few words don't begin to cover it all. You are a gem, a treasure, you are one of those special women that just has the gift of making those around you feel so cared-for.
I hope that this day is all that it should be for someone so precious.
Thank you for your thoughtful comments and encouraging words.

~Happy Birthday My Friend~


~For Joyce~


"The loneliest woman in the world~
Is a woman without close women friends".

~*~

Images:
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BBCgoodfood.com
Dreamsicle

18 comments:

  1. I looooove this PARTY Honey!! Happy happy Birthday to you Joyce, XXX. You are so so soooo right about her. You my dear are a true angel for showing her the love in this way. Oooh, thank you very much for the "Stroopwafel". Uhm...If you don't mind, I would love to hang around a bit longer here ;-)
    XXX, Carmie.

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  2. What a(nother) lovely post! I will certainly visit and wish Joyce a happy day since it will be easy for me to remember - my son's 26th birthday is today too! And Debra, I have to say that I have come to think of you as one of those people for me that always has a kind, uplifting word - birds of a feather... XO

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  3. Debra - your words are perfect in describing Joyce and her generosity and kindness. The pics. are lovely too, especially the butterflies, of which Joyce really loves. I envision many of us toasting Joyce on her beautiful day.
    Happy Birthday Joyce, you are a wonderful person!

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  4. Oh I love your blog, such pretty pictures! You have a kind soul, and I'm glad I stopped by just in time for your party!
    I'm off to wish Joyce a Happy Birthday!
    XOXO

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  5. oh debra ~
    what a beautiful tribute to a beautiful woman ...
    every word you have written ...
    every image you have chosen ...
    perfect for this lovely, caring, sharing soul!
    blessings abound ...
    i raise a glass to our golden girl ... joyce <3
    xo
    prairiegirl
    xo

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  6. Happy Birthday Joyce!!!!! What a lovely tribute to such a special woman!!!!!!

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  7. The party is divine as is the guest of honor ! What a beautiful tribute to a very special friend. Joyce has also been there for me, even though we have also never met in person, during a particularly rough patch I was dealing with. Your final quote sums it up well. You are a dear to host this gorgeous party. Much love and hugs to you, too, Deb! Now I will head over to Joyce's and wish her a wonderful birthday!! xoxo

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  8. Deb, I am speechless and deeply touched. You make my heart dance and count my blessings to have such a friend as you. You can bet if the miles were shorter we would be celebratiing in person. Much love and friendship! xo

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  9. Here I was coming back today thinking I was wishing YOU a Happy Birthday...forgive me, still kinda new here. Will find this Joyce of whom you speak so kindly, b/c clearly she must rock! Oh, and Strupwaffels!? Don't even get me started...pink cupcakes and now those. Yum!

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  10. What a lovely post from one dear person to another! Happy, Happy Birthday to Joyce! xo

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  11. All my favourite things.

    Lucky girl! Happy B-day Joyce!

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  12. Happy 39th Birthday dear Joyce!
    Love Millie ^_^

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  13. What a lovely post for Joyce.
    I am off to wish her Happy Birthday!

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  14. Debra, thank you for letting us know. Happy birthday to Joyce. I feel the same way about several of you, that have been so loyal, helpful, inspiring. It is really the most heartwarming thing to experience!!
    Karena

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  15. Oh and today is my Isabella's 10th birthday, how could I not mention that! The most wonderful and talented girl in the world!

    Karena

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  16. I have had the pleasure of meeting Joyce and may I say she is just as sunny in person as she is on - line! Wishes to Joyce for a year of perfect beginings. You are so thoughtful Deb.
    pve

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  17. Debra,

    Just visiting your blog for the first time and love it. Such a true testament to the friendships blogs can build. Can't wait to come back for more.

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