Today is Jez’s birthday. I’m his mother yet I got so busy that I didn’t wish him till noon today. Feel terrible.
But I bet Mauri and Estelle remembered Jez’ birthday at least 10 days’ ago. They never forget. Friends and families may move and change addresses, but a birthday card from Mauri and Estelle will somehow find them. Last year, I got a card from them that had travelled to three addresses before finding me! And when it arrived it brought not just good wishes but wonderful memories–of their annual trips to Nepal to volunteer, our visit to their beautiful home in Australia with a lake view, Mauri mental collection of a jokes for every occasion, Estelle’s random notes of encouragement and little gifts to make one feel special.
A wonderful couple, such an inspiration and example to our family.