Happy Birthday to you. You make my life a joy and an exquisite happiness. Hope it's the happiest birthday you ever had and that you have as much joy as you give others.
Above collage - Her and her husband Gregg, Rascal absolutely adores her, hugs from Leonard and I,
Bean and I at Homer Spit with her dogs, tee hee...this one is the reflection in a fly-specked mirror in Alaska, her and I in Alaska, left hand corner - our favorite picture, and a memory she left for me on my chalk board when she left
Of all pictures this one to me signifies the passion and love she has for all living creatures. Wearing grungies she gives her time and heart to work in an animal shelter in Alaska. Since it's a kill shelter if an animal doesn't find a home in a certain amount of time it is euthanized. This has to be one of the hardest things to do and each time she goes in her heart is broken in a thousand pieces. She's taken animals home to foster, driven hundreds of miles to deliver some to shelters that will be able to find a forever home for them, arranged flight for others to find a home and adopted several herself. She gives them all the love and care she can while they're on the earth and that's something that most of them have never had. I love you Bean, Mom