View Full Version : May 8th - Happy Birthday MariaV
05-08-2006, 07:19 AM
Like many of you, I attended John's New York November Workshop a few years ago. (It's hard to believe the time has passed so quickly.) In retrospect, I've realized that the high point and higher purpose-- of my trip, anyway,-- was meeting alot of the Friends I've met here on this board.
Having Pam come into the restaurant area and sit next to my husband and me, while I stared at her trying to decide if it was her, then jumping up and giving her a big hug a minute later; that was just the start of a great time. I met a lot of you there during that Workshop. And like I said, looking back, meeting you guys was even better than seeing and meeting John. I know now that he was not even close to the reason I was there.
What's really amazing about that trip, though, was who I didn't meet.
She was sitting to my left right in front of me and all I really remember is her dark hair.
I can't believe I was so close and we never even looked the other in the eye.
Now she's one of my favorite Friends. Bar none, and I've been doing Astrology for thirty years, she is one of the most natural astrologers I've ever met. Her knowledge and her ability to "read" a chart is simply remarkable.
And I've actually "met" someone who talks and thinks as fast as I do!
Sometimes I have to remind myself we never DID meet, because I just feel like I've always known her. When that's happened to you, knowing someone without "knowing" them, don't you feel like you're experiencing a miracle?
Happy Birthday, Maria.
To one of the best friends I've never met.
What a lovely tribute to a Friend, Cindy! :thumbsup:
And very Happy Birthday wishes going out to you, Maria! :wave: Hope you have a beautiful birthday and a fantastic year, surrounded in light, love, and laughter. :love:
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05-08-2006, 07:45 AM
:cake2: Have a very happy birthday and the best year ever! :cake2:
I also have been blessed to meet Friends in real time, and in real space (as if somehow this can't be real? Yet it is) and I also have been doubly blessed to meet and hold and hug Maria, and be a guest in her home, and to break bread at her table.
Maria is a blessing to us all, in so many ways, in astrology and in having her heart available to us.
Happy birthday m'lady. :cake2: All my love to you on this special day, where we can thank God and the stars that you were born! :clap:
Until I can hug you for real again, please accept this cyber hug ((((((((( Maria ))))))))) :love: :hearts: :love:
I've also had the pleasure of meeting (((Maria))) in person at least three times. She is truly a beautiful person inside and out. There's a sense of joy and a sparkle about her. She's the type of person who gives of herself whenever she can.
Happy Birthday :banana: :cake2: :hearts: Maria
05-08-2006, 08:35 AM
Happy Birthday, Maria!!! :wave: :cake2:
05-08-2006, 08:59 AM
:cake2: Happy Birthday Maria!!! Wow our b-days are only a few days apart.
I hope you have an absolutely wonderful day!!!
05-08-2006, 09:10 AM
Happy Birthday Maria!!!!!!:cake2: I hope you have a wonderful day!!!! Enjoy it!!!!!!!!!:hearts:
:cake2: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MARIA!!!!!:cake2:
I truly hope that one day our paths will cross, because we do have much in common, and I can tell that we'd probably be talking endlessly if we ever did meet. :love:
I wish you the best today and always:hearts:
05-08-2006, 10:07 AM
Cindy, the Pisces sap really came out of you this morning didn't it?:tissue: Ask me how many of those tissues I needed after I read your post?
I just love you!
And we know we've met before...Somewhere in Time (pun intended!) It's only a matter of time before we meet again in this life.
Pam, you're another one!:tissue: again! You know you are always welcome in my home - besides - the bread really does taste better in NY!:angel:
Thank you BOTH for your friendship in this life. For making me a better astrologer and a better person. :love:
Sparkle? I think the word must have been invented for you! Thank you for your kind words and wishes. I want to be as spunky as you when I'm ready to retire! :hearts:
Jude, Carolyn, Galadriel, Mae4985, AmyRose and Mrs. Jones (((((:love: )))))
to all of you. Thank you for the birthday wishes.
Dawn, we do have alot in common - it's kind of freaky! It will be interesting to see where our common ground leads us in our lives. And what we both choose do with our similar life experiences - how we choose to channel it (you know what I mean). Who knows? Maybe someday you'll end up at my house with Pam and Cindy and I'll get to feed you too! Warning though - I'm NOT a low fat cook!
05-08-2006, 10:14 AM
:tissue: There's nothing like a Cancer Moon, is there? :tissue:
05-08-2006, 12:05 PM
:cake2: Happy Birthday Maria!:cake2:
To a wonderful lady that I got to spend 40 minutes on the phone with. I felt like I knew you even though we've never "met". You sound so warm and inviting and never talk "over" people. We are truly blessed to have a soul like you in our midst. :hearts:
05-08-2006, 12:13 PM
:cake2: (((Maria))):cake2: I hope your Birthday is as special as you!
05-08-2006, 12:45 PM
Sorry I missed the party, but Happy Birthday Maria:musicnote
Wishing you a very wonderful birthday and a year full of blessings! :cake2: :musicnote
(Actually, you probably already know what is coming up for you in the year ahead! ;) )
Thank you for all of the time and energy that you give to all of your "Friends" here.:love: Enjoy your day!:hearts:
05-08-2006, 03:23 PM
Happy Birthday((((((((Maria))))))))) :clap: I hope you're having a fantastic one!!
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05-08-2006, 04:38 PM
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Coffee and cake - what a great way to spend the day besides having friends and family around that is!!!
I hope you have/had a wonderful day and great week and a fruitful year.
Wonderful things ahead for you and it will be fun to see just how it all comes to pass.
05-08-2006, 08:27 PM
Happy Birthday to a special lady! :hearts:
05-09-2006, 07:49 AM
Thank you all for making my birthday explode with love:love:
32 is going to be a good year. Aside from those stubborn gray hairs I'm beginning to notice more and more, I love being in my 30's. I bet the 40's are going to be even better (cause with life expectency today, 40 is like the new 30! LOL)
This weekend Al (did I mention he's the best husband in the universe?) took me to one of the fancy shmancy restaurants I enjoy going to in Manhattan.
By now, you all must realize what a food snob I am!:angel:
Anyway, it was wonderful. We shared a great bottle of Australian wine with our meal, and of course I had the chocolate tasting menu for dessert (Oh boy!)
My kids made it a very special day yesterday when they insisted I make two birthday cakes (vanilla frosting for Vincent and chocolate for Annamaria) and they blew out my candles and helped me make my birthday wish. It was cute - they both said it with me out loud (nope, I'm not telling what it is;) ):cake2:
My son, who is 6 1/2, gave me this spongebob diary that he recently began and asked me to read it. :tissue: It was all about me and filled with him writing about what he loves about me, pictures he drew, etc... and he plans on filling the book and giving it to me to keep. What an awesome present! He also made me some bookmarks out of construction paper (he knows Mommy loves to read!)
My daughter, 4 1/2, bought me a plant and made me a special card.
The best presents ever,from the best kids ever!
Since I've lost my battle with Al over moving, (I have a major moving itch lately) our compromise is a complete home renovation over the next several years. We're starting with the yard and a nice birthday surprise I got was that the architectural landscaper we hired is going to take my Nonna vegetable garden and turn it into a complete work of art. This is very exciting to me! What he plans to do to a relatively small patch of garden area absolutely blows my mind! I can't wait to see it:D
Anyway, as you can see, I had a great birthday, but reading all your posts really made it over the top special. Thank you all!
A very special day for a very special lady -- you deserve it! :hearts:
WOW! A fantastic birthday.:banana: :dance:
05-09-2006, 09:26 AM
BELATED HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
A perfect day for a very special lady.
May your life be filled with the love of family and friends. May you be blessed with continued good health and of course good food. :love:
05-09-2006, 11:13 AM
Maria, it sounds like you had a wonderful birthday!
05-09-2006, 02:25 PM
Sorry that I missed the party too but I just had surgery on my hand yesterday and it is pretty painful to type....but I will! :cake2: :candle: :candle: :candle: A very,very Happy Birthday is wished for you, (((Maria))):cake2: I have met you only recently but can tell you that, without a doubt, you gave me something very special and I will never forget it. You gave me your time, your compassion and your tolerance ( patience too, 'cos I just kept going on about my medical problems! ) To know such a beautiful soul is a blessing in my life and I wish for you all the joy and beauty in life that you give so freely.
What a lovely family you have ,too, but I confess I thought that you were in your early twenties!!
You must post pictures of your garden once it is finished!! It sounds amazing !:dance:
Much love :love: to you on your special day.
05-09-2006, 07:59 PM
HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY!:cake2:
Hope that the year ahead is all you could dream and more. :wave:
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