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Rebecca Has A Birthday

20141019-untitled (7 of 21)The years zip by, and my baby girl has long passed those infant, toddler, teenage–even the young adult ages, and now rests securely in her middle years, as beautiful and sweet as ever.

20141019-untitled (8 of 21)A couple of days ago she and I spent several hours together, and in a simple way  celebrated her birthday. We ate a couple of restaurant meals, attended a political gathering in Glendale, then she arranged her guestroom bed in a comfy way, and I spent the night with her. In the morning we drank coffee together and engaged again in sweet conversation.

20141019-untitled (9 of 21)My daughter is kind and gentle, truly a Christian, an exceptional mother. She also is strong, or she would not be alive. Among women, there is none more caring than my Rebecca. She inquires after her dad and me and caters to us in many ways. She is giving and generous to all she meets–perhaps to a fault.

How could I have known on that long ago day in October the joy and love that Rebecca would bring to our family. How blessed I am.


If you know Rebecca, I’d love for you to leave a comment here. 🙂

By Shirley Buxton

Still full of life and ready to be on the move, Shirley at 81 years old feels blessed to have lots of energy and to be full of optimism. She was married to Jerry for 64 years, and grieves yet at his death in August of 2019. They have 4 children, 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren...all beautiful and highly intelligent--of course. :)

6 replies on “Rebecca Has A Birthday”

I’ve never met your sweet Rebecca, but I can tell how special she is by your words. Happy birthday, Rebecca!
She truly is remarkable, Sister McElhaney. Thank you for the birthday wishes.


Love her 🙂 She is a inspiration to all. Always kind and loving and makes great cookies. Hope this birthday brought her as much joy as she puts out. xo
Thank you Melina for adding your comments here. You and Rebecca are two of a kind–sweet and giving…………


She is precious and I’ve enjoyed my few meetings and visits with her (via Holly). Happy Birthday dear Rebecca! ♥
As you probably know, Eva, Holly and Rebecca have been best friends since they were youngsters. Thank you for joining the celebration.


I don’t know your Sweet Rebecca, but I’d love to meet her someday.

Sister Katrina, hope some day you and Rebecca will meet. I know you would love each other.


Rebecca truly is a sweet gentle and kind sister. I’ve never asked her, but I do believe she would give you the shirt off of her back. I pray God gives you some easy peaceful years so you don’t have to fight so hard. Love You Rebecca
Sweet, Michael. Very sweet……love…….


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