Sunday, April 4, 2010

Eleven...!

Marigold was born on Easter Sunday, and today again she celebrates her birthday on Easter. Wasn't it just last week she was ten? Marigold is a hoot. She has a wonderful sense of humor that sneaks up on you, just when you least expect it.  Last summer when the munchkins were staying with me, I insisted that Phinnaeus had to wash his feet before he got into bed at night, and amidst much sighing, he complied.  One day when I took the kids swimming during the sweltering heat wave, Marigold bounded out of the pool and up onto the beach and said, "At least this is a good way to get Phinnaeus to wash his feet..." and off she bounded again back into the pool.  I laughed.  Marigold looks up to her big brother, much to his chagrin at times.  The other night after his band concert was finished, Marigold jumped out of her chair and said, "I'm going to find Phinnaeus!" and off she went in search of her brother. There is only three years difference in their ages, and I hope they will be friends their whole lives.  I think it's very important.

Marigold has dark, poker-straight hair, unlike everyone else in the family, and she's very athletic. She also loves math and she's good at it.  My goodness, I have no idea where that talent came from -- certainly not from me.

I rarely -- if ever -- see Marigold in a bad mood.  She's even tempered, and she's a very nice person.  She has a good centre.  One sometimes wonders where these little people come from, how their souls are created -- they are all so unique, and Marigold is definitely unique.  I believe Marigold will make her mark on the world one day.  She belongs to that generation of women who can do anything they want to do with their lives, unimpeded.  The sky's the limit.

Happy Easter, everyone, and Happy Birthday to Marigold...!

24 comments:

Brenda said...

Happy Birthday to Marigold and Happy Easter to you Jo!

DJan said...

I also wonder sometimes where they come from, those beautiful people who the world missed until they were created! A lovely little vignette about Marigold. Happy Birthday and Happy Easter!

Blue Ridge Mountains said...

We have two children, middle age now. They are still great buddies today.
Happy Easter.

Russell said...

I see this post went up at 2 a.m.! Hopefully it was a scheduled post and you were not banging around at 2 in the morning!

Yes. I join the others in wishing Ms. Marigold a most happy birthday and all of you and yours a Happy Easter!

Linda said...

Happy Resurrection Sunday to you! Isn't it neat that Marigold came forth on Easter Sunday! How special is that!

I'm sure she and her big brother will be best buds throughout life! My 3 kids are best buds. The would do anything for the others!

PinkPanthress said...

Happy Birthday to your Marigold!

It seems like there are only a few weeks between their birthdays (not counting the years).

Oh, and though she is not, she sounds a bit like a Taurus! ;)

Smalltown RN said...

Happy Birthday to Marigold as well....that is a lovely story about her...I hope she has a fantastic day...

Happy Easter to you Jo!!!

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The Bug said...

Happy Birthday Marigold! Thanks for the Easter wishes - I hope you're having a fine day too.

jojo said...

Happy Birthday sweet Marigold...the sky is the limit!
Happy Easter and Blessing to you and yours Jo...

Whitney Lee said...

Happy Birthday and Happy Easter!

I will hope as well that the two remain close. My children are about the same age difference and I'm hoping, hoping that they will be close as my sister and I are. Having a sibling that is also a best friend is one of the absolute best gifts.

L. D. Burgus said...

Having had a shy background when I was young, I admire people who are sure of themselves as they go through life. I love the dirty feet thing, I had one son who was neat and clean and another who wore his breakfast, lunch, and dinner on his face all day. He didn't know when he was dirty. He did turn out to be a really great young man.

SparkleFarkle said...

Happy Birthday, dear Marigold! Eleven?! What a perfect time to start capturing your dreams and magical thoughts and smitches of the inspirationy --> THIS is for you. Enjoy your special day! P.S. How wonderful to have a Jo who loves you so very much!

Charles Gramlich said...

A nice tribute. Happy BDAY Marigold.

ρομπερτ said...

Always a save step ahead of her feet and of course Happy Birthday as well.

Please have you all a wonderful Easter Monday holiday.

A.M. said...

Happy Birthday Marigold! & Happy Easter Johanna & family. :)

heartinsanfrancisco said...

Happy birthday and Happy Easter to a beautiful, rocking Marigold! And Happy Easter to her very proud Oma.

Lindy said...

How could a child named Marigold be anything but joy and sunshine? Happy Birthday and Happy Easter.

Shaista (Lupus in Flight) said...

Marigold is a hoot.
I love that line, that adjective. Very American fifties right? Like 'lark' in England at the equivalent time!
Happy Easter to you and the larky hoot Marigold :)

Deb said...

I think Miss Marigold is a fine young lady, Jo!

Katy said...

My daughter is about to turn 11 in a few weeks. Its amazing to me how fast kids grow, and seeing their personalities shine is just so much fun.

How cool to have been born on Easter. I have a nephew who was born on Halloween and for the first 4 years of his life, he thought trick-o-treating was everyone in his town celebrating his brithday.

DUTA said...

Judging by your words, Marigold is golden, a golden girl. I believe you that "she'll make a mark in the world one day". Happy Birthday Marigold!

Jo said...

Thank you, everyone, for your birthday wishes to Marigold. She had a wonderful birthday, and she got a beautiful (!!!) new bike from her Mom and Dad. She is one happy girl. :-)

I hope everyone had a fabulous Easter.

Cheers,
Jo

Paula Slade said...

Happy Belated Birthday to Marigold, and I hope you had a lovely Easter Jo!