prairie daze

claiming our daze and our days on the prairie

happy birthday dear nan

happy birthday to dear nan
the queen of thrift shopping
the baker of bread (with coffee grounds and peas)
the sower of seeds
the digger of dirt
the sewer of dolls
and coats
and blankets
the warrior of prayer
the student of books
the collector of photos
the rider of bike
the swinger of swings
the determined to walk
the caretaker of the earth
the mother of 13
the grandmother of many more
the greatgrandmother of more yet
happy birthday
dear, dear nan


nan and the line that follows…december 2005


6 comments on “happy birthday dear nan

  1. Danelle
    June 25, 2007

    You all look alike!

  2. Mirre
    June 26, 2007

    What a lovely family photo!
    (thank you for your kind words on my blog :))

  3. Beth
    June 26, 2007

    What a treasure…hold her close.

  4. hannah
    June 26, 2007

    she sounds fantastic. Grandmothers are very special. glad to have found your blog too! thanks for your comment on mine.

  5. Oma
    June 28, 2007

    What a treasure, indeed. You captured Nan so well in your words, Kristin. And there are parts of her strength and love of fun and determination and devotion to God and others that have been passed down to the next generations. When we spoke with her on Monday, she was well and was eager to hear more stories of our lives. She is still biking, gardening, reading, snoozing, praying, and enjoying every chance to go out to eat and visit with friends and family.

  6. the neufeld epp family
    June 28, 2007

    once again…call yourself and me apple.

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