Sunday, March 23, 2014

March.... the month of wind sails by

President Ames had his birthday March fell on a Sunday and so all 280 missionaries were able to wish him a Happy Birthday in their weekly email to him on Monday (The assistants and I made sure of that) As usual he had meetings and deadlines to attend to, so we did our very best to make his day great.  For his birthday, on his birthday he said that all he wanted was for his family to remember.  He was able to visit with our adult children, had a nice dinner and birthday cookie cake with some gifts and not only did each of his siblings, remember but they each sent a "Happy Birthday" video and he just loved it. 

With President Ames the oldest of eight siblings, that made for nine birthday videos-making his birthday,that much greater.

 As long as he can remember, every year on his birthday, his mother calls him at the exact time that he was born. He was just minutes away from being born on St. Patrick's Day.  He was brought to her with a shamrock pinned to his diaper and he has been a good luck charm to all he meets ever since!
From the looks of it...he seems to have had one great birthday indeed!

Because Jacob was flying home from Hawaii on the day of his dad's birthday, we celebrated the following night on Monday too.  A man definitely worth celebrating more than once.....