Saturday, March 29, 2014

A Montage Of Pictures

A Tribute To My Beautiful Wife Joan For Her Birthday

Saturday March 29, 2014
Tomorrow is my lovely wife;s birthday. I won't tell you how old she will be but she was born on March 30, 1940. LOL
I want to honor her on her birthday with a few of my thoughts as to what defines a good woman.
A good woman first is a good daughter. Joan was a wonderful daughter. She lost her Father when she was twelve years old and her Sister Chary was about one year old. Her Mother being the bread winner of the family had to work a lot so Joan in addition to being a big Sister
 also at times had to act as a Mother. Her Mother remarried and had a Son Russell and a Daughter Debby and Joan has always been there for them also.There are so many things she did that made her a great Daughter.

                            Her Mom holding Janet when she was first born.

A good woman is a good wife, Joan married her childhood sweetheart. She went with him when he was drafted into the Army. She always stood by him and after he got out of the service she helped him become a very successful business man.

A good woman is a good Mother. Her Husband passed away when her Daughters were 17 and 13 years old. She did a great job taking on the role of Mother and Father and developing a great relationship with her Daughter Janet until her untimely death in a car accident on December 24, 2002 and still exists with Barbara. She was also their best friend.
A good woman is a good Grandmother. She is a great Nana to Christopher, Carter, and Griffin. And that is an under statement.

                                                    Christopher & Carter

                                        Christopher, Carter,and Griffin
                                                        With Carter

                                            Carter & Griffin

With Carter

A good woman is a good friend. She has many friends she loves and who love her. She has friends in all age groups. From small children to senior citizens.
 For Joan's 70th birthday I contacted a lot of her family and friends and ask them in lieu of gifts if they would write some things about what she has meant to them.
I knew she had a lot of friends but the response was overwhelming. The tributes just poured in from family and friends as to how much she has meant to them and how much they loved and admires her. No gifts could mean as much as that.
A good woman is someone who has a lot of fauth and acts on it, who is kind and gentle and serves others. She puts her religious beliefs into action by going to church, ministering to others, " she is a Stevens Minister at our Church " and living her life in accord with them.
A good woman is one that enjoys life and like to have fun. She does that for sure, not only does she have fun but she makes things fun for anyone around her, 

With Janet &; Christopher

With Christopher at the pumpkin patch


A good woman is successful, she has held a variety of jobs in her life and hads done well in all of them.
A good woman is someone who takes meticulous care of her apperance. She puts lipstick on and combs her hair to take the garbage can down to the street in case someone is walking by. LOL
A good woman is kind, always pleasing her family, she cooks a great meal, keeps a neat house, listens to the cares and woes of those she loves without expecting any thing in return.
When I first started thinking of doing a BLOG I was given advice telling me I needed to keep them short, can't be done when I am talking about my beautiful wife.
I really could go on and on about Joan but I will close by saying what a great lady she is. She has had a lot of tragedies in her life but family and friends who know her would never know it by her actions. She never puts herself first, always putting family, friends and every body else including lucky me first, every one before herself.
A great thing about a BLOG it gives me the chance to tell the world how much