Tuesday, February 23, 2010

it's her day!

The year was 1950...the date was February 23
...when Bill and Helen welcomed their firstborn into their family.

Beverley Helen Baerg...an only child for two years...

...and then my big sister.

We had a lot of good times together back in the day.

We dressed the same (not that we were given any option!)...
had tea parties and built forts...
and shared neighbourhood friends.

We shared a bedroom...and later a car...and lots of laughs.
We milked cows together...picked berries...and read books late into the night.

She was my artist when I needed one...
my seamstress in my teen years...
and my hair stylist (though there wasn't much stylin' happening in the sixties!)
Then came the seventies...and we went our separate ways.

She graduated from nursing...

...and moved to faraway Texas to pursue her career.

Bev...through all these years you have always been just a phone call or a flight away.
I have been to Texas on occasion...
you have been home regularly.

Ten years ago today...
we (your favorite four sisters) showed up at your doorstep unannounced...
and gave you the shock of your life.

We spent the weekend at South Padre Island...
helping you celebrate your 50th birthday...
and made memories to last a lifetime.
(Do you remember that? Smile.)
What fun we had!

For the record...we won't be coming tonight...
to help you celebrate your 60th...
much as we would like to.

But I'm sending you my best wishes for a very happy birthday.

With her boys ~ Len, Bev, Ricky

I'll leave you with a photo taken at Whistler last summer...
somehow appropriate for a birthday celebration during the Olympics of 2010!

May the journey ahead hold many good things...
may you be given the wisdom to meet every challenge that you face...
and may you continue to put your trust in God.

Happy Birthday!


  1. Oh yes, a Happy Birthday to your sister....Its wonderful to have a sister that close...I know!

  2. My sister and I are less than a year apart - what a gift a sister is! Happy Birthday Bev!

  3. So sweet! Happy Birthday to your sister!

  4. A sister so far away would be so hard in the past...it is sweet that today you are able to stay close with a variety of electronic means.

    Happy Birthday to her and I wish her a new decade of joy

  5. Happy Birthday Bev...I remember way back...coming to your house and you were the older sister.
    Many wishes for health for you in the next year.

  6. What a beautiful older sister you have! You did the sweetest tribute to her. Her heart must feel so blessed by it. The memories our sisters created for us are treasured memories in our hearts. You and all of your sisters seem to be such good friends. What a gift.

  7. Happy Birthday to your sister Bev. .what a great day to be born.

  8. Judy this was a wonderful tribute to your sister!

    Happy birthday Beverley!

  9. What a sweet and caring tribute.


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