Saturday, 17 July 2010

17th July 2010 - HAPPY BIRTHDAY GWYN

All I wanted to do today is wish my sister a very happy birthday.  She's the one with the blue eyes on your right here with my brother and me.

If there was a 'Supersis' award I would have to nominate her - partly because she is (Supersis) and also she's the only sis I've got so I couldn't nominate anyone else anyway.

You wouldn't believe the energy that woman seems to have.  She does everything!  She is actually a bit of a super few-other-things as well.

Super-Gran for a start!  She doesn't look like a grandma does she?  Well, not with her make-up on.  But she is.  A grandson and a grand-daughter she's got and they both worship the ground she walks on.  Quite right too!

Super-daughter to our mum, who's 82 now and - despite what she would have you believe - needs a helping hand sometimes.  Who's there doing her decorating, taking her shopping, digging her garden and generally running back and forth?  Gwyn is.

Supermum too to 2 (how about that for an example of our confusing language!) grown-up daughters, each successful in her own way and each a credit to their mum (and dad)..

Super-missus, she comparatively recently stopped going out to work so as to be available when needed for the grands.  She has a big garden of her own, including a big veg patch, and she does most of the work herself while hubby's at work.  She it is who gets their caravan sorted out ready for a trip.  She it is who stands outside at the local rugby club, half frozen, because that's where hubby is.  Now, I've always thought that this, in itself, deserves a medal but it seems she likes it.  Oh well, it takes all sorts...........

And Supersis of course for all she is to me.  She has so many other things to do but she still helps me out.  When I've had broken bones and been forced to sit around all day she's been there hoovering, dusting, washing up, ironing, chatting and being good company.  She has helped me with the personal things - and I mean personal things, like in the bathroom, you know?. She has sat for hours at the hospital while I've been operated on.  She's driven me here, there and everywhere when I couldn't drive myself.  She's even helped Keith out in the garden so he could have a rest sometimes when he wasn't at work.  And then off she tootles and does more of the same for mum or her daughters or next door's cat - whoever!

Thank you Petal, you're the bestestmost - have a lovely birthday. xxx


I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Happy Birthday to your sister. How blessed you are to have such a sweet one.

Jan said...

What a lovely lady ,arent you blessed ? but you know that ,happy Birthday Gwyn,hasnt your Mum got a lovely family? Jan xx

Ally Lifewithally said...

Happy Birthday Gwyn have a wonderful day Ally x

Joan said...

What a lovely sister you have and are so blessed to have her. I have always wanted a sister being an only one when you get older you need a sister big or wee. Happy Birthday to your sister and what a lovely tribute you have given here today. Love Joan

Jasper said...

What a lovely post. Happy Birthday Gwyn - with a special lick from Jasper!

What a good-looking family you are as well!

Sometimes I wish I had had a sister... but my lovely sister-in-law is the next best thing!

Much love to you Angie,

Ruth xxx

Great-Granny Grandma said...

What a beautiful tribute to your sister. Hope she had a wonderful birthday.

Grammy Staffy said...

Happy belated birthday to your Gwyn. She sounds like a really super sister....and you are right, she does look too young to be a grandma.

How are you my friend? I bet you are excited that Marie is coming come. Have a great week. Hugs, Lura

Sybil said...

Can I join in this with a belated Birthday wish for your dear sister. whatever would we do with out them !!
Much Love Sybil xx

Sage said...

Happy Birthday Gwyn! I am sure you had a marvellous day!
Sisters are Special.

Ann in the UP said...

What a nice pat on the back to your dear sister. May she celebrate a happy birthday all month long!

Marie said...

A very Happy Belated Birthday to your beautiful sis!! Clearly good looks run in the family! xxoo