Published April 17th, 2008 by Mliesie

Zhu ni ‘Shangri Kuaile!’… Yep, I’m 40 now (and it doesn’t hurt.. ;-)

Last year I could actually pretend it wasn’t my birthday, but this year there was no stopping it…. Actually, there’s still more to come this weekend! When I was in the teachers’ office this morning, one of my students came in to give me a big, big hug and a gift for my birthday. For your information: I told the students NOT to give me a gift, but if they insisted, I wanted something I could give to the children in the YWI. I have all I need and also…. how to take it all back to Holland when I leave??? Anyway, when I got back home I opened my gift…  books I could indeed give to the children at the Institute and a short note. It’s the note I would like to share with you.

Hi Marlies,

Happy Birthday!!!

I’m so luck to know you. Maybe this will be your only birthday I can be with you. So it means so much to me. I don’t know if you will still remmeber me in ten years. But I’m sure you will always be in my heart for the rest of my life. I don’t know what to say at this moment. Just a word “Dear, have a most wonderful birthday today!” Love you very, very, very… much!!!

Love you forever,


Guess I do not need to tell you which was the best gift of the two…..


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    Jacq Says

    Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaat? Net met jou gechat en je zegt niks…. ik schrijf meteen de datum in mijn agenda!
    Van harte gefeliciteerd met dit mooie ronde getal en nog veel gezonde, gelukkige, inspirerende, reislustige jaren gewenst met je dierbaren (Mars). Groeten uit Xingyi.

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