Sunday, June 10, 2012

Happy Birthday Bean!!!!

 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

6 comments:

Pondside said...

What a sweetie - Happy Birthday to your Bean!

polkadotpeticoat said...

She is such a treasure to all of us too!!!
A very Happy Birthday to her.....

purplehaze said...

Dear Diane: You have raised a wonderful person who gives freely of herself, is loyal, has a big heart and cares passionately about people, animals and causes. She also is a whole lot of fun. The world needs more like her. You did good!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Bean is blessed to have you and you are blessed to have her in your life. Happy Birthday.

Name: Amanda said...

Oh man . . . my head is so big. It is like you're my MOM or something! ha! I am just as proud of you and the person you are today! You are why I am the way I am. I love you so much! You are a terrific mom! love you, bean

The French Bear said...

Awe...Happy Birthday Bean, great photos Diane!!! She is one sweet girl!
Hugs,
Mags
xx