Happy Birthday, Karen!

Jules —  October 18, 2005

Karen, AKA Julie Andrews, with her young prodigy, Evely.

I would be lost without my good friend Karen. The gift of her friendship is an irreplacable one. We can be real serious, talking about the Lord and sharing our tears and completely stupid, snorting and cackling – all within a matter of a few seconds!! Happy Birthday, Karen. You are the Beauty of the story. May all your dreams and longings be satisfied!

“Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, ‘What! You too? I thought I was the only one” C.S. Lewis



25 responses to Happy Birthday, Karen!

  1. Great quote from C.S.Lewis. :birthday to a wonderful friend for our Julie.

    Karen has always been a sweetheart ever since Richard and I worked with her and Tom just months after they got married.

    We worked with singles at a church we both attended.

    Enjoy your day :king Queenie.

  2. Karen, I hope you have a very :birthday. What a beautiful time of year to have a birthday.I hope you have many many more. šŸ˜‰

  3. Happy Birthday, Karen. :birthday I’m so glad my cuz’ has such a dear friend as you. That kind of friendship is truly a special gift from God. Have a great day!

  4. Happy Birthday

  5. That was romantic. Not even a period.

  6. I am deeply touched. :rolleyes

    I assume you’re saving up all your sweet talk for tonight. :love

  7. I would be totally lost on all levels without my sweetie. She exudes Godliness and it is without any reservation that I say I love you honey with all my heart and I wish you a joyous and truly happy birthday!

  8. You know, if I didn’t know any better, I’d say that was actually sweet, Tom.

    Happy birthday, Karen!

  9. Yay, its your birthday! :birthday Like the crown. Hope Tom is treating you like a queen tonight. You are a wonderful woman and a great deal of fun to be around. You’ve shot out some really sweet kiddos and you obviously have the patience of a saint to put up with Thomas. Hope you have an absolutely marvelous birthday!

  10. my smiley didn’t work…so sad!

  11. I fixed it. The smileys don’t work at the beginning of a comment.

  12. Karen, :birthday! True friends are hard to find, especially one you can talk, share, laugh,& snort with. Marlis thinks Oct. is a great time to have a Bday, because hers is coming up the 22.

  13. I accidently hit “enter” after happy birthday and then had to recover. We had a wonderful evening of pizza and family (including my own).

  14. Sorry to razz you Tom. I guess I just feel like I gotta take advantage of the opportunity when it presents itself. :evil

    You recovered well!! :love

  15. Happy Birthday, Karen.

    Good friends are hard to find. Great ones like you and Tom are impossible.

  16. Oh yeah, I almost forgot.

    :birthday :birthday :birthday :birthday :birthday :birthday :birthday :birthday :birthday :birthday

  17. You just had to out do everyone, didn’t you hon?!!

  18. Punky, you just had to say something, Bad girl. I was’nt going to tell anyone. :rolleyes. Richard hopes he feels good enough to take me out. He’s getting me a Bissell carpet cleaner. That’s what I wanted. I can’t see paying $200.00 to have 1 room cleaned. Get my own and do all of them myself. šŸ˜€


    I had an awesome day, love love love my tiara and my Bonne Bell lipgloss. (Tom asked me today if I had been drinking coffee. hee hee)

    I appreciate all the birthday wishes and warm thoughts. Thanks so much. You can see my birthday pics on my blog if you are interested.

    Love you guys!

  20. Happy Birthday to you, Marlis! October really is a great month for a birthday, isn’t it?!

  21. Yes karen, I think it is. Lot of things going on. Richard just got my present today. He was going Sat. but it’s supposed to rain, but he did’nt feel good so sent me to get it today. New carpet cleaner. I’d been wanting one of the Bissell with the roller brushes and steam cleans. I can’t wait to try it out. He still would like to take me out, but he’s not been doing good, so we’ll see Saturday how he feels.

  22. I’m not bad, Just informative. Hope your day is a really good one and that you’ll get to go out to eat, and have a good time with Richard feeling real good too. :flowers :birthday :birthday :birthday :birthday :birthday :birthday :birthday :flowers

  23. Pray for Gil & I to have a safe trip down south tomorrow. It’s supposed to rain all day. Thanks. Marilyn

  24. Thanks Punky, I hope he feels OK too. I’d like to see him get out, It’s rare when he feels good enough too. I have been already praying for your safe trip. Tell all I said hi, and don’t forget to give mama a kiss for me.

  25. Have a great trip! I bet you’re excited to see those grandkiddos!