Sunday, January 10, 2010


Have I mentioned recently that my youngest daughter is rather amazing? All of my children are, each in her/his own way. They never cease to amaze me. But today, it's my youngest. Well, "amaze" isn't really the right word because I've always known the kind of person she is.

Today I received an email addressed to all the family from her. It concerns the fact that her son will soon celebrate his fifth birthday. I would love to post it here, but I won't do that unless she tells me I may. But I will say that it reminds me very much of the website she and her husband had before their wedding, when they requested that their family and friends NOT give them gifts. They asked at that time that those who felt they must give gifts make charitable contributions in their names instead. That isn't what she has asked this time, but it is in a similar vein.

I have great hopes for this little guy. With parents like his, how can he not become someone really special?

I always love receiving emails from Kitty. And I always have to smile when I read the quote that always appears at the end. It is this one:

"The source of my difficulties has always been the same: an inability to accept what to others seems natural, and an irresistible tendency to voice opinions no one wants to hear..." - Isabel Allende

I often think that I should use that one myself.


Unknown said...

Having been a reader here for almost two years now and a mother of two wonderful daughters and two stepdaughters, it's hard to imagine that Isaac will be anything short of a special person, with much to give and share with others.

I love Isabel Allende. What a great quote! said...

This is really sweet Bobbie.
I think Kitty gets her good social conscious from her Mama!

Dianne said...

I have always thought of Kitty (from her blog posts) as an exceptional person - she's a good soul as Nana would say

I think her Mom had something to do with that

Maia T said...

Kids are the most beautiful thing in life.
Looking forward to see the birthday photos.
And the quote; well, I just had to save it, I hope you don't mind.

storyteller said...

Lovely post from a proud mama ... ya know the fruit doesn't fall far from the tree. Methinks she had a good teacher in you.
Hugs and blessings,

Anonymous said...

Cool quote. Kitty seems quite something. No wonder you're so proud.

Kay said...

I can see why you're proud of Kitty, Bobbie but having read your blog and knowing what a beautiful, understanding and giving person you are, I'm not surprised that your children are the same way. Happy Birthday to your beautiful grandson.

Rambling Woods said...

I love the idea of donating.. I wish I had thought of that..but my wedding was a long time ago. You have been a great role model for your children Bobbie... Michelle

Anonymous said...

I'm not surprised about how amazing your daughter is. I'm thinking that the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. ;-)

Paz (who likes Isabel Allende)

Daryl said...

that quote describes me to a T!

karin-wiseoldwoman said...

As others above have said "The apple doesn't fall far from the tree"

Ralph said...

Kitty is a great role model. We can use more of them in this day and age.