Happy Valentine’s Day 2008!
It’s Love Day! And my birthday. It’s a BIG one for me, but I’m not telling which one. I had a great day today. It wasn’t “perfect” because my husband was out of town, but it was wonderful. Sounds like The Relief of Imperfection! (Remember–Life doesn’t have to be perfect to be wonderful!)
Hey, I’ve been celebrating my birthday for weeks, ever since the “Relief” Book Launch on January 19 when my daughter Lynnette, son-in-law Adam, son Rich, and daughter-in-law Anne surprised me with a special memory book filled with notes, letters and well wishes from over 50 friends, colleagues, and family members sharing funny stories and birthday greetings. It warms my heart every time I read these messages. I’m a grateful woman!
Here’s some photos of that celebration night.
Above photo: My daughter-in-law Anne Webb giving me the Birthday Memory Book!
The 2nd photo includes (right to left) our son Rich, then daughter Lynnette Rasmussen, then my husband Richard, me (Joan) in the middle, and my friend Patty Parker (we’ve been friends since grade school and she was in our wedding) and Patty’s husband Frank Fara. Patty and Frank are in the music business (check outhttp://www.comstockrecords.com/).
3rd Photo: The Relief of Imperfection book table with my friend of twenty years Sue Theobald (on the left) who came all the way from Minnesota to Arizona to celebrate with us. On the right is Lisa Gifford (and her husband Bruce.) Lisa has one of the 35 stories of “relief” in The Relief of Imperfection. She and I are working together on some “Relief of Imperfection” projects. Kneeling down in front of the table with her back turned to the camera is Lynn Bragelman, the winner of the “Relief” basket give away.
Thank you to all of you who came out to The Relief of Imperfection Book Launch Celebration. And thank you to all of you who wrote personal Happy Birthday greetings for my Memory Book. You are part of the joy of my birthday this year. I’m smiling here!
Joan C. Webb
Writing, teaching, coaching to empower and set free.