This is the first time my parents have not called me on my birthday.
This is the first time my mother-in-law has sung me happy birthday in Tukkie – Tukkie (not sure if that’s how it’s spelled)
This is the first time my husband and daughter have attended a visitation for a young girl whose life was tragically snatched at a too young age.
This is the first time I’ve been 49.
This is the first time I’ve been “without” words. Sorry – this post will be short and sweet. I would like, however, to say, “To all of you who have been following Dad’s/ my blog… “thank-you.” It’s the first time I’ve publicly offered you my appreciation for all the feed-back you’ve given and “hits” Dad was so proud of while he was alive. Your support of this blog is one of the best birthday gifts I could receive… next only to the gift of my beautiful family. I am truly blessed. ”
Cheers! And…. TTFN