S: The Ragan Family
BC: to be continued...
FC: ""Other things might change us.... | but we start and end with family
1: “There is no doubt that it is around the family and the home that all the greatest virtues, the most dominating virtues of human society, are created, strengthened and maintained”
2: It's been fifty year since you were born. I know women don't like to talk about how old they are but I don't know of a better looking fifty year old on earth (well, at least in the U.S.). You should be proud of how well you have taken care of yourself and how good you look. Some of that is probably due to being married to me without any stress. The other thing is that all of the workouts at the YMCA and Northpointe over the last 10 years, have been paying off (all three of them). It's been a great adventure so far being married 28 years with some challenging times. We always seem to make it through the tough times. With both of us putting forth our best effort, we always seem to work things out. I know we don't always see eye to eye, but who does. Let's face it, we would all like to have our own way all of the time but being married does not allow that. You are one of the hardest working people that I know (besides me). I think you found your niche in life selling Real Estate. All of the sales tips from me have been working good. Your networking at the local watering holes (restaurants) are paying off big dividends. You always put in 110% effort into whatever client you are working with, or whatever project you are involved in. Your love for people and life is one of your many strong points. I am proud to be married to you in spite of your stubborn Norwegian heritage. Today, we can blame it on the genes. Life has not always been perfect, but pretty close. The kids are pretty much off and on their own with some direction (money) from us. Even though you are a step grandmother (and a hot one at that), someday we will have grandkids of your own. Not too soon though. We are lucky to have found each other in life (fortunately, I am luckier than you) and I feel that God put us together for a reason. Out of all of the people in the world, we found each other. We don't always agree on issues but always seem to find a compromise. Me being more laid back helps slow you down a little, but not much. I am looking forward to the next fifty years. Keep up the work outs at the gym because I might need someone to push around my wheelchair someday when I get older. I love you, Your soul mate, honey, and biggest fan.
3: Happy Birthday to my mom & my best friend. God has truly blessed me with an amazing mom. I don't know where I would be in life without you. You have taught me so much over the last 25 years. You've taught me to reach for my dreams, to love with all my heart, value what I have in life, and most of all...you've taught me to trust in God and to always keep my faith. The memories we have together will last a lifetime. We have laughed until we cried, and cried until we laughed. You support me through the good times and the bad times. You help me to see the brighter side through the tough times. And although you may not agree with everything I do, you are always right there to back me up on my decisions. I hope one day I make even half as great of a mom as you have ALWAYS been to me. Thank you for helping me grow into the woman that I am today. Thank you for all of your love and support my entire life. I couldn't ask for a better role model, mother, and best friend. I love you so much and I'm proud to call you mom. Happy Birthday to the spunkiest/hottest 50 year old I know!! Love, Britt
4: Mom, you have always been the number one woman in my life. You are caring, kind, giving, loving, and always a blast. Especially on our vacations, which I can't wait for! your the greatest person I know, and I am so lucky to be your son. Love, Tyler
5: Mom I know that times have been hard with us kids and everything in life. We are lucky to have a family that has all came so close. Thank you for all the great times we have had in life!.. We all love you and hope to have many more great times in the future..Happy Birthday.. Love Keaton
6: “A happy family is but an earlier heaven." | Families are the compass that guide us. They are the inspiration to reach great heights, and our comfort when we occasionally falter.
7: "So much of what we know of love we learn at home."
8: A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms when his hands are empty.
9: She's my teacher, my advisor, my greatest inspiration.
10: "You don't raise heroes, you raise sons. And if you treat them like sons, they'll turn out to be heroes, even if it's just in your own eyes."
14: "Friends are the most important ingredient in this recipe of life
15: "Tis the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense, and have her nonsense respected"
16: Claire Jordan
17: “A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.”
18: Class of 79' | Harlem Huskies
19: Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family: Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one.
20: The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life.
21: "A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked
22: It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them. Read more: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/topics/topic_friendship2.html#ixzz18QTzEoxu
23: A single rose can be my garden... a single friend, my world.
24: Cosmo Queens | Golf is a game in which you yell “fore,” shoot six, and write down five.
25: We Love You Mom!! Happy 50th Birthday