Monday, June 18, 2007

Blog Readers Unite!

Shhhhh... today is Lynne's 60th birthday so I was thinking... wouldn't it be great if everyone who reads Lynne's blog today (or tomorrow) writes her a special birthday greeting, wish, blessing, hope, prayer, gratitude, or appreciation. Lynne is such a gift to us, on this the anniversary of her birth let's offer her our gifts. Let's go, what are you waiting for!!!

Her main squeeze,


Teresa Hartman said...

Happy Birthday, Lynne, from your neighborhood Ninja Librarian (
May you enjoy the great love and friends that surround you, and have a
great day collecting smiles, just like the first day you were here!

Michele T. said...

Happy Birthday Lynne from a fellow cancer survivor! May your day be filled with joy and ease and love and strength.


Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Lynne. You are a beautiful, special woman. My Bithday wish for you is a day filled with love, peace and serenity,

Love, MaryAnn

Anonymous said...

Happy 60th birthday. I wish you a beautiful day surrounded with much love from family and friends near and far. Enjoy your week at the cape with Bev. As I've said before, your sharings on the blog are so inspirational. Thank you for helping us understand cancer world.
Strength and Peace,
Elaine (Smith Snyder)

Anonymous said...

Happy 60th Birthday, Lynne!

We love you and are grateful for the incredible gift you are in our lives...and in the lives of so many, many others.

I hope you are able to sit by your water garden and be comforted by the peaceful sounds of running water...drink in the songs of chirping birds and smell the fragrance of your flowers as they unfold and reach towards the sunlight...Remember to celebrate the present moment!

With Much love, Debbie

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday, Lynne,
I am so glad that you were born and that you are in my life!
May the love and happiness you bestow on others return to you a hundred fold !!
May your days be filled with those you love and cherish, hugs and smiles and ...oh....some sweet, decadent treat or two!!
Cori and the Varjabedalings

Beverly Lacey said...

Happy, Happy, 60th Lynne,
Can't wait to come and give you a birthdy hug next week. In the meantime--enjoy your gardens, water garden, kids, Patty, the ocean, friends, books, TV, and all the little pleasures of life, in no particular order.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Lynne! Hope you have rested up from your weekend of company and parties! Here's wishing you a good day, week, and weeks ahead in Provincetown. My prayers are for your comfort, strength, ease and much, much love from all those who love you most.


Anonymous said...

On your birthday I wish for you a day filled with whatever pleases you, especially lots of hugs and happy faces!
God Bless you!
Mary McCarthy

JohnD said...

Happy 60th Birthday Lynne, We hope you have a very special day with your loved ones. We are so greatful that god brought you into our lives and that we have gotten to know you so well. Have a wonderful time on the Cape and we can't wait to see you soon.

Love, Joe, John, Daniel & Kyle

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Lynne---May you have a peaceful, lovely,and joyful birthday with all those who love you very much.

With many prayers and thank yous for everything you do for others

Deb, Richard, and Ryan

Anonymous said...

Happy Six-Oh! I just got back from New Orleans where you helped me celebrate my Five-Oh last October at Commander's Palace.
I hope you have a wonderful day!
Thinking of you often,
Susan H

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Lynn!

May your day be filled with sunshine, flowers, and love. Usually birthday gifts go to the celebrant, but God gifted us on this day with You!

Love and peace to you always,
Charlette & Chuck

Anonymous said...

dear toss


Happy birthday to you, etc. etc...
i will see you tommorow --- and by the way did i tell you i love you??

Anonymous said...

happy happy happy happy happy happy happy happy happy happy happy



Anonymous said...

Imagine me sining "HAPPY BIRTHDAY to YOU" and I will imagune you with your fingers in your ears so you won't have to hear it.

I hope today and everyday are filled with peace and love.


Anonymous said...

Happy Bithday Lynne! It was SO good to see you yesterday. I wish you a day filled with little (or No) pain and much peace and happiness.

We love you!

Sasha, Naethen and Jonathan

Anonymous said...

We wish you a very happy birthday. We hope you have a wonderful day surrounded by family and friends. All our love,
Beth & Sue

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Lynne - It is the anniversary of your birth! I pray that the love of family, friends and community will bring you comfort today, tomorrow and going forth! Your blog is a gift to us all and we thank you.

Hugs and prayers,

Anonymous said...

Dear Lynne,

Happy Birthday to our sweet, gifted friend who has enriched our lives so very much. May God bless you and keep you this special day and always.

Love and hugs,
Linda and Jerry

Anonymous said...

Dear Lynne,

Happy 60th Birthday to you! Hope your day is peaceful and you are surrounded by your loved ones.

Big hug,

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday - Have an amazing day surrounded by all who love you & with love being sent from all of us who love & respect you too.
-Susan Atlas

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Lynne!

You are exactly 17 years younger than my mother and 17 years and 1 month older than I am today! I hope you had a wonderful day with family and have a spectacular, amazinging wonderful vacation in P-town with your loved ones.

Sarah Carroll

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Lynne and many, many more!
Your neighbors, Deb, Nick & Brandon

Anonymous said...

Hey Lynne,

Happy birthday friend--thought of you all day...Hope you had some joyful moments with the family...

Love you,

Anonymous said...

Hi Lynne. When I turned 60, my friends gave me "60 things we love about Kali": 60 "business" cards, each with one thing on it that they love about me. It was probably the most wonderful present I have ever received. And from the looks of this blog, you are getting "60 things we love about Lynne"! Let me add a few: your interest in people, your courage, your attentiveness, your love of learning, your way with plants, your cookies, your honesty, your willingness to speak your mind, your enjoyment of mysteries and books in general, your ability to see the good in others even when it's not real obvious, your water feature. You were the first person I ever knew who had a water feature in her garden and your enthusiasm for it was utterly charming. Happy birthday dear heart.


glightfoot said...

Happy Birthday Lynne. Your are surrounded by the love of your family, friends and the people whose lives you have touched by your blog - like me. There's nothing better.



Anonymous said...

My life is better because I met you.
Hugs to you on your 60th!

much love, Sandy

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Lynne!
I hope you were able to enjoy the beautiful day and felt the sun on your face. I hope you were able to bask in the love of your family and that the waves of well wishes coming your way today brought you joy.
Deb Beaton

Anonymous said...

I can't begin to tell you how much you have meant to me since the first time I met you. You have been my friend, confidant, critic(always with love!!), and a vibrant force in my life. As this special day passes, I feel blessed that God has placed you in my life. Happy birthday. Enjoy yourself in P-town!!
I love you,

Anonymous said...

Lynne.....Though repeated from yesterday's note, I hope you've had the BEST day today. It was the most beautiful day outside, and I thought about you celebrating your special day in whatever way made you feel the happiest and most special....because you ARE! Love, Jamie

Judy said...

Happy Birthday Lynne,you are a special special person, hope your day was filled with friends,family, laughter and joy and the rest of the week with sunshine and flowers.
Judy R.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday from the Bradleys.
Your strength is an inspiration.
Enjoy the beauty and peace of this perfect day.


Scott, Leeann, Nick, Alex, Meghan and Hailee

A Dived Ref said...

Happy Birthday from 3000 miles away across the pond. I hope that you have a great day and enjoy whatever you have planned.

You've inspired me to continue my blog after you wrote to me last year and I have been an avid reader of your blog ever since.

Have a really great day and best wishes.


Unknown said...

Dear Lynne:

I cannot begin to say how much your wise and wonderful words have meant to me during my own difficult time. You have navigated some treacherous waters with style, grace, dignity, and class. Your words have been priceless life lessons for us all. There is no doubt that the ride has been a rough one, like you eloquently described in your saga of the Virgin River raft trip. Instead of foundering on the jagged rocks of sadness, depression, anger, or despair, you have beautifully navigated through each and all of them and continued on your journey. And by sharing that journey with all of us, you have given us a great gift.

May your thirtieth anniversary of your thirtieth birthday be full of magic and joy, and I pray you feel the love from your wonderful friends and family and even from some of us out here in cyberspace, swirl around you like a fresh spring breeze redolent with the scent of flowers from your garden. I pray you have renewed energy to be fully present in every precious moment of your upcoming vacation on the cape.

Thank you, Lynne, for casting your diamonds of wisdom my way. I have caught quite a few, and hold them close for guidance on my own journey. You are the gift that keeps on giving, and I pray it continues for a long time. You have made, and are still making this world a better place. Happy birthday!

With much gratitude,

Anonymous said...

I don't know if we're allowed to double-dip, but I'm back again this morning. I hope your day was wonderful, and I hope you have enjoyed reading the greetings of so many folks who have been and continue to be touched by the special gift to the world that is Lynne. Happy 60th + one day!
Mary M

Unknown said...

Happy Birthday, Lynne! Thanks for all that you have given to all of us and know how much you are appreciated each day.
Julie Baker

Anonymous said...

I hope your birthday celebrations brought you happiness and peace as you were surrounded by those who love you. [by phone and in person]

Moira said...

Happy Birthday Lynne,

No better place to spend your special day than the lovely P'town.
I am a regular reader of your blog and I can't begin to tell you how much your eloquent and thoughtful posts have meant to me.


Moira (In Canada )

Anonymous said...

happy 60th birthday! May you have a day filled with happiness and love and family and friends.

I have lurked around your blog for many months. My mother was diagnosed with gallbladder cancer late last year and I was diagnosed with breast cancer not too long afterwards. Your observations, insight and wisdom have been a terrific help to me and I am very grateful. I so wish you didn't have to deal with this wretched cancer thing. But a thousand thankyous for sharing so generously on this blog - it has inspired and helped me on so many levels.

With heartfelt best wishes,

Unknown said...

Hi Lynne, I'm a day late, but hopefully not a dollar short.

I hope your birthday was wonderful and that the flowers put on a spectacular show just for you.

Keep celebrating this life and all of its gifts.

I love you, Laurie

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Lynn! Thank you for the gift of inspiration you have given to so many people. God Bless you and your family.

Anonymous said...

Hi Lynne, Thanks for continuing to share your blog with us. I hope your heart is full with all the love we want to send your way on this birthday. Lots of love to Patty and the kids too! Laura, Riley, and Liam

Anonymous said...

Happy 60th Birthday to a wonderful, wise and inspirational being!

Anonymous said...

Lynne, I guess there is no question where you stand in this Universe. I especially liked "You are the gift that keeps on giving!"
I think that says it best. You have certainly touched many many lives and made a terrific impact. I just hope this can all help to ease your pain! Our prayers, love, great wishes and thoughts are with you now and always. Let's hope your time at the Cape is as enriching for you as your blog has been for everyone else! Tons of Love!! Karen and Henry (Surprise!!!!)

Anonymous said...

happy birthday, lynne !!!! and a big squeeze coming your way !!!!
love, alice

Anonymous said...

Happy Belated 60th Birthday Lynne
I hope your day was filled with comfort and know you are in so many folks thoughts and prayer's.
Thinking of you all,
Elaine Danielle and Joey

Anonymous said...

Happy Belated Birthday, Lynne! Sorry it's a little late!

I wish you peace the continued feeling of connection you have with yourself, your family and your blog family.


Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Lynne

I hope you enjoy your time on the Cape.

Sue Flynn

Anonymous said...

Dear Lynne,

I was just waiting until the crowd thinned out a bit...

Lots of love to you in celebration of your 60 years! Sounds like it's been quite a party. A richly deserved outpouring of love, admiration, and well wishes. May you float down this river of love, bob-bob-bobbing along!

much love,

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Lynne from a fellow cancer patient! I've been fighting stage lV breast cancer for 4 years now -- 7 years total with cancer. My adult disabled son, who has been at risk for his entire life of 31 years, and I greet every day with "Hurray! It's a good day! We both woke up!"
Since my mets diagnosis I left a marriage of 35 years, met a wonderful new man, and bought my first house, all on my own. I've chosen to live as though I'm living, which I am! My birthday was last week so it looks like we're both Gemini's. I never expected to reach 64 but I'm still here and having a great time. I volunteer for our local hospice as I want to give back to caregivers and patients alike. I love what I'm doing. It's a truly spiritual experience and a privaledge for me to be able to give comfort to those who need it the most.
May you celebrate your special day as I did mine...surrounded by those who love you and filled with gratitude for another day spent with loved ones.
I've just found your blog and plan to read the whole thing. My second patient (I'm new to hospice work) was 63 and had gall bladder cancer. Sadly, she hid it from her grown children until she entered hospice care. I treasure the hours I spent with her as she gradually lost her fear and found peace. I've learned so much about this rare form of cancer and I can't wait to learn more from you.
It seems we have gardening in common, too. This year, I planted perennials which is truly optimistic! Last spring I was too weak from treatment to do much more than water the hanging plants.
We have 2 bird feeders and as we back to woods we get to watch our feathered friends all day long. My 2 cats rest on our deep windowsills enjoying their view of the birds as they come and go.
My best to you on this special day. Indulge yourself with your favorite foods!

Anonymous said...

Wow! Lots of good wishes from a lot of people who recognize that you are one special lady! I realize this is very late, but wanted to included in the list of people who love and admire you and who wishes the best for you.
Hope your time in P-town brings you peace and serenity when looking at the ocean, good times and fun, when enjoying your family and enough energy that is all works out!


Anonymous said...

Better late than never - I did call you on your birthday but you were resting. Hope you got my "Happy Birthday" message. You hold a special place in my heart now & always. Hope your "60th" was peace-filled. I love you.