Monday, September 19, 2011

Birthday Surprises

The surprises I planned for Dwight happened and then some. He has received, as of Monday, 90 cards. And his birthday is Tuesday...more to come. Some of the girls from the nursing home made him a card and got him some balloons. All of the children and grandchildren were able to come for lunch: one of Dwight's favorites--KFC, supplemented with pies, cake for the staff and more balloons.

And then Dwight turned the tables on us. He actually planned, with his two favorite aids, to get into his wheelchair and join us in the little 'cafe' for lunch and dessert. We adults were hoping he would succeed, but the grandchildren had no idea. The expressions on their faces were 'priceless'. I'm not sure who was prouder, Dwight or the aids who convinced him to go for it when he doubted himself.

Thankfully, our son-in-law (who shares his birthday), had his ever present camera and got some great shots, including:

And Dwight would like to add:

I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks to all of those who sent cards and words of encouragement to make my birthday so extra special. I was overwhelmed at that number old and 'new' friends whose cards filled to over flowing every bulletin board we could find. Thanks again so very much, love Dwight.


GodQuest said...

Loved it ---- loved the photo of the two of you. Nice couple. Happy Birthday Dwight and we wish you many more! Hope to stop by on my trip to and from Cincinnati next month. Love to you both! - Donna Lewis

Terry Morris said...

Happy Birthday D, hope you have a great day. Sure do miss the great times of fellowship and prayer we used to have. Have never found anyone I felt as comfortable sharing with than you,it was like a little piece of heaven came down each time we met for prayer. I have thought about you many times, prayed for you but sadly have not kept in touch like I should have. Wanted you to know I was thinking of you today and hope it is a special day for you.
Love ya brother,
Terry Morris

jen said...

LOVE the picture :) happy birthday to papa D. there should be a few more bday greetings there soon, if not already ;)