Labor Day 2011 - Labor Day 1978

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Labor Day holds special meaning for me. On September 1st, 1978 (Labor Day weekend, that year)  I spent the day “in labor” delivering my son Nathan. And if Labor Day is a day to celebrate worker’s achievements, I can tell you a lot of work was going on in that little hospital in Juneau, Alaska.  

Labor Day 2011 - Labor Day 1978

Nate is 33 years old this year, and worth every hour it took to bring him into the world. Our family and friends recognize him as "the guy” everyone wants to be with. His easy-going and gentle demeanor is a gift to all he encounters. However, there’s something about Nate that makes him even more special.

He’s a wonderful father. I know, there are lots of wonderful fathers, but Nate is extraordinary.  His sensitivity and appreciation for his two young children makes him wise beyond his years. You won’t hear him say, “I sure hope this phase passes quickly.” Instead, he recognizes and celebrates each minute with his children for the precious time it represents.

It’s hard to explain how profoundly present he is in his children’s lives, without being a push-over. His self-knowledge, purpose and considerate nature give him a quiet strength. He disciplines with a calm, sure and empathetic touch. In addition, his delightfully wry sense of humor brings levity to most situations.  And he's so humble, he will likely blush from embarrassment if he reads this.


On this Labor Day, 2011, I will acknowledge the economic and social contributions made on behalf of workers throughout this great country. However, Labor Day represents much more to me. It’s time to celebrate Skyler and Connor’s wonderful father, born 33 years ago. Somehow, it seems like it was yesterday.


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Go Big or Go Home

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Hi Debb, thank you so much for you kind comments on my 9/11 post...I appreciated it. 

You know while I was reading your post about your son Nate, I was envisioning all the words you were using to describe him and honestly I can say that it comes through in his picture, you can just see an auroa about him that shines through in his picuture.  Happy Birthday Nate!

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What a great tribute to this young man. You are obviously very proud of him.

Happy Birthday Nate!

Thank you Debb

September 06, 2011 02:35 AM
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John, absolutely, and I meant it. I'm glad you got a "feel" for Nate from his photo. I know he'd be most appreciative of your birthday wishes.

Thanks Tom - Did it show? LOL  ( Thanks for the visit and I hope you have a productive work week.)

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Happy Birthday Nate!  September is a big birthday month for our family....Molly is 16 today, my mom has one on the 24th and Michelle turns 35 on the 30th!

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Woo hoo. Let the parties begin!  You'll be eating a lot of cake in September, good to see you Ann.

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