Sunday, June 1, 2008

The gift of a daughter

Friday was a hot day in the Jerusalem Hills. When two friends arrived for Friday dinner and welcoming the Sabbath, we decided to eat outside on the little patio and enjoy the coolness of evening. The candles had to stay home alone. We later found them looking like stalactites.
The candlesticks were a gift from my daughter, whose BIRTHDAY it is today! Is a mother entitled to get personal on the blog and brag a bit today? Yalla!
After moving to Australia, Naomi and her husband started graduate studies at the Uni of New South Wales. Within the last four and a half years both of them managed to earn a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering and to bring two wonderful sons into the world.
They also take time to travel and to enjoy life. Naomi is brave enough to go hang-gliding
and to pilot airplanes!
Happy birthday dearest Naomi, light of my life!

12 comments:

Rambling Round said...

Wow! You have every right to be proud! Sounds like she's got a lot of gusto! Happy Birthday to Naomi (a beautiful name, btw).

Dina said...

Thanks Rambling Round in Selma.
Gusto! I'd almost forgotten that word. Yes, it fits Naomi.

Tipper said...

Sounds like you have a lot to be proud of!! Happy Birthday to Naomi!

Petrea said...

We'll never see a theme day post from you on June 1st, because you have a wonderful daughter for your June 1 theme! Much to be proud of Dina, and to be happy about.

Chrisss said...

Happy Birthday to Naomi, her birthday is sooo close to mine. You have every right to be proud.

reader Wil said...

Happy birthday to your daughter! May God bless her and her family. You have a right to be proud of her. It's a pity we are so far away from our daughters. You from yours and I from mine.I like the story of Naomi and Ruth in the Bible. Popular names in Holland too.

The D in D & T said...

Best wishes on your daughter's birthday. Being far away from my own family, I understand how hard it is to be far from loved ones on day's like this. So very best wishes for you too today.

Best, Debbie

Musings said...

Happy Birthday to Naomi. She has always been such a daughter to be proud of. I remember her as a 5 year old zooming through violin lessons. She was bright and talented from the start, just like her mother.

Kris McCracken said...

As Tipper said, it looks like there is quite a bit to be proud of!

nonizamboni said...

Lovely tribute to the light of your life! Intrepid, bright and beautiful--it must be genetic :O)
Thanks for sharing your family.

Quiet Paths said...

You go ahead and be proud; you should be. This was a heart-warming post. And, I really enjoyed your Sky Watch photo.

Michelle said...

Happy Birthday and your Mother is proud of you Naomi!!!