Wednesday, July 7, 2010


No I'm not having another Birthday again so soon. However, when Rollie and Gina arrived here June 29Th, it was a week after my Birthday and they had a couple birthday presents for me. Hallelujah, I love surprises and I wanted to show them to you.

A fantastic Birthday Card and beautiful Picture Frame that encloses the poem "Letter from Heaven".   The Poem is so wonderful and meaningful. It brought immediate tears to my eyes, and still does each time I read it.......

The reason it is so meaningful to me is that it must be sent from Heaven.  I know it is exactly what my boys would want to say to me and so true.  Gina and Rollie are "Angels" and delivered this to me from Heaven.  It will always mean so much to came from my boys.

The other present they brought me was this beautiful Cross made from "Barb Wire".  They remembered my Windmill made from "Barb Wire" that I found at a vendors booth in Yuma, AZ last winter and was so fond of.  They knew I would love this Cross and they were absolutely correct....I love it!!! Thank you both so much!!!
I also received this "Genuine" Harley Davidson birthday card from Lisa and Randy, Ms Pat's daughter and son-in-Law. I have become quite attracted to Harley items.  It is beautiful and I love the message it carries.....
Isn't it neat? Thank you Lisa and Randy. Thanks also to Terri, Ms Pat's other daughter for the card that played "Happy Birthday" to me when I opened it.......I loved it and Megabyte2 enjoyed it to!!  She walks around it trying to find out where that strange noise is coming from. :-)  Ms Pat's son Scott and both Lisa and Terri called me on the morning of my birthday with their personal wishes.  Thanks so much to you all. Your love means so much to me.  I love you all VERY MUCH!

Ok, thats it.  I promise not to mention my Birthday again.  It is over and we are on our way to another.

We are heading to Rapid City this morning to order the lumber and materials to begin putting a small apartment in our Toy Barn. Rollie and Rocky Rhoades have been busy on the phone making plans and designs as Ms Pat is requesting. Rollie and Ms Pat were laying it out and measuring it all up the last few days.  It's gonna be neat!  Stay tuned for our progress.......Rollie is anxious to start driving nails and Rocky and Sheri will be here in a few days to join in.  We are so blessed with these kids and their willingness to help us. It is such a joy to be around them. They have changed our lives and given us a new lease on life.  Praise the Lord.

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Sam&Donna Weibel said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Mike, hope you have many, many more, Glad to see the heart warming cards and gifts, Special gifts for Special Folks, Have a great day. be safe out there, Sam & Donna.

All Because Two People Fell In Love said...

Wish we could have been here on your actual birthday but celebrating it a week later was still great!! I know that I'm excited to get started on your new little apartment. I'm also looking forward to going to Rapid City today to spend your money.LOL

Love Y'all
Your Kids

Karen and Al said...

That is a beautiful poem. It brought tears to my eyes as well.

Those cool temperatures sound so nice to me..would love to be away from south Georgia during the summer!

Kenny And Angela's Adventure said...

That is a real special gift from Heaven.It is great to have friends that care so much for you guys.

Have a good week building.

Happytrails said...

What a beautiful brought tears to my eyes also. I love the cross too. It is so unique. I bet you will find a perfect spot to hang it in your new apartment. It is truly a blessing from God to have such wonderful friends! Love that Harley card...fits this lifestyle perfectly.
You guys have a wonderful day and we'll enjoy watching the progress on your new apartment... built with hands of love.

Mike & Gerri (happytrails)

Rick said...

Happy Birthday again, Mike and what great birthday gifts you received. I can only imagine how much that poem meant to you - it was just perfect. I'm really looking forward to seeing pictures of your new room in the toy barn as it develops. Have a great week!

Jerry and Suzy said...

Once more we say -- you guys are good for each other!

ThE MidLiFe CrUiSeR said...

Such thoughtful friends. That is a beautiful poem. I'm sure they were sent to you as well. What a blessing to have friends like that.


Unknown said...

Mike & Pat,
We are lerkers to your blog site. We also enjoy the Black Hills too. We will be in Custer about July 18, and we would like to get in contact with both of with..If that will work out, would you e-mail us at
Maybe I should add we will be in Custer for 3 weeks at Custer's Gulch on this stay. In the pass we have been at Rafter J in Hill city.
Aloha, Niles & Deb Robinson
Boone County, Indiana