Thursday, August 2, 2007


Today our youngest son, Marc, turns 38!!

We, our entire family, are SOO very proud of you and the wonderful man, father, son, brother, and uncle you are.

You are stable and dependable and this poem fits you well.


When things go wrong as they sometimes will

when the road you're trudging seems all up hill.

When funds are low and the debts are high.

And you want to smile, but you have to sigh.

When care is pressing you down a bit.

Rest, if you must, but don't you quit.

Life is queer with its twists and turns

As everyone of us sometimes learns.

And many a failure turns about

When he might have won had he stuck it out.

Don't give up though the pace seems slow.

You may success with another blow.

Success is failure turned inside out.

The silver tint of the clouds of doubt.

And you never can tell how close you are.

It may be near when it seems so far.

So stick to the right when you're hardest hit

It's when things seem worst that you must not QUIT.

Author Unknown


Momma Roar said...

Happy Birthday Marc!

What terrific pictures and a great poem Susan!

weavermom said...

Happy Birthday Marc! (Great poem!)

Jen in MS said...

Happy Birthday to your son Marc!!

jennifer said...

Happy Birthday Marc!

You are such an encouraging supportive Mom, and even though times have been tough for him, I know that you have been there!!

Perfect post!

diana said...

happy birthday to marc. hope everyone can celebrate today. and what a great poem. i'll have to copy it and stick it with my collection of quotes and poems. who knows, i may want to pass it on to one of my kids someday. thanks for sharing.

Susie said...

Happy Birthday to Marc!
Our son turned 38 in Jan.
Great poem Susan..

Frazzled Farm Wife said...

Happy Birthday!

I love that poem...we had to learn it for basketball when I was in High School.

Jill@Who Could Ask for Anything More said...

Happy Birthday to Marc! May the year ahead be wonderful!

Larissa said...

Happy Birthday Marc!

You must be a proud momma, Susan!


nickernoodle said...

Happy Birthday Marc! Loved the poem!

Lori said...

Love that poem.

Happy Birthday to your son Marc.

PEA said...

Happy Birthday to Marc!! He certainly is a son you can be very proud of:-) Loved the pictures and the poem!! xox

Becky said...

What a beautiful family he has too! Happy birthday Marc!

annie said...

So sweet Susan!
Happy birthday to Marc!
We are just about the same age,
except my bday is aug. 9... '69.

Barbara said...

Happy Birthday to Marc. Marc looks like his Mum I think. Have a great day celebrating with the family.

Lyndy said...

~~Happy Birthday Marc~~

Great pictures and poem. Praying he has a blessed day.

Hugs, Lyndy

Morning Glory said...

Happy birthday to Marc!



Susan, I loved your poem for your Son. I hope he has a very happy day. connie from Texas

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Marc!!!!!

I love that poem, too. I still have a bookmark with it, that I got in the 80's for a birthday!!

By the way, they seem to share a name, too, just a slightly different spelling!!

Pam said...

I loved this poem and actually needed it for myself! Thanks Susan.

Happy Birthday to a fine man I'm sure! After all, YOU are his mother! In all seriousness though, your love for him shines through.

~ Janice ~ said...

Happy Birthday to your wonderful son, Marc! The poem for him was encouraging to me and I know all of your readers probably felt the same!

Amber said...

WOW! GREAT POEM!!!! Happy Birthday Marc! I love the picture, how sweet:)

God Bless,

Marie said...

Happy belated birthday to Marc. I am sorry for not visiting his mother's blog yesterday.