Hope Wissel

Happy Birthday!

birthday cupcake

WOW!  I can’t believe that I actually know THREE people who have birthdays today.. all of them have had an impact on my life….

I will start with Stephanie Loder.  Who would have thought that when our daughters became friends 24 years ago at Apple Acres that our lives would be so intertwined.  We have been through ups and downs, good times and bad and although distance keeps us apart – you are always in my thoughts and prayers.  The girls with their adventures.  Watch the boys grow up was a blessing.  Bill being deployed.  The countless birthdays, anniversaries, christenings and graduations. Our girls are even still the best of friends.  Wishing you a day filled with joy, peace and happiness.

Vanessa Coppes….where do I begin???  When I walked into the first meeting of the Entrepreneurial Think Tank for  Moms last year, I was nervous.  I had stepped out of my comfort zone into a world where I didn’t think I belonged but figured I would go ONCE.  Thank you Nicole Boratto. BAM!  You (and Lynette) were there!  You welcomed me with open arms and shall I say the rest is history.  I mean, I wouldn’t even be writing this blog if you hadn’t issued a challenged to me.  My 30 day challenged has turned into a 17 month journey that just continues to grow and get better.  YOU have helped me to grow personally and professionally for which I will be eternally grateful.  I wonder what the next challenge will be???  Enjoy your day Chica!!!

The last birthday wish goes to my hubby, Rob.  I saved the best for last (sorry ladies).  My rock when things go wrong.  The ying to my yang.  The logical to my creative side.  The planner to my spontaneous side.  The budgeter to my impulses.  The home-body to my on the go girl.  The love of my life.  Never did I dream that our paths would cross again after 30 years. I never could have imagined us being married (okay maybe when we were dating in HS), and having the life we have together.  We have survived the good times and the bad.  There were some rocky roads during those 5 years that you commuted back and forth to EHT.  We have survived in sickness and in health.  I praise God that he guided us through the last year with your health issues.  Now, it is time for us to relax for a little bit .  I know that there may be hiccups along the way BUT as long as we are together, I know that we can get through them together.  You are the love of my life and my best friend.  There aren’t enough words to tell you how much you mean to me.  Today is YOUR day!  I will TRY to not answer my phone, be on the internet or talk business – that is my gift to you!  For others, it may not sound like a lot but YOU know it is.  TIME is my biggest gift to you this year.  I mean the girls are coming in about 3 weeks and we need to be ready, right?

Happy Birthday to each of you who have helped me to grow into the person that I am today…Best wishes for a day filled with joy.

Have a ThirtyOne-derful day!

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