Birthdays

Reflections of Writing: Part Three

Today is Teresa of Avila’s 500th Birthday. It also means I’ve been blogging for two years. I thought about writing for several years before I actually began the blog. I finally narrowed the scope of my content and decided to write about Teresa of Avila’s book The Interior Castle. Several months before I actually began the blog I set a date to begin. I chose March 28, 2013 since it was Teresa’s 498th birthday. My intent was to blog about The Interior Castle for two years culminating on her 500th birthday. I would then write about leadership and/or relationships. Those topics have been slightly delayed since I haven’t completed The Interior Castle.

Prior to March 28, I set up the blog and spent time studying the Interior Castle. By March 27 I had my first blog post ready. Early on the morning of March 28 I read my post one more time and pushed the publish button. A few minutes later Janet (my wife) rushed down the stairs. Our daughter and son-in-law just let us know their first baby, David, was born.

David shares a birthday with Teresa of Avila. He also shares a birthday with Lady Gaga — but that has nothing to with the blog. You might have also noticed the name David. We have quite a few “Daves” in our family. I’m Dave. My son-in-law is Dave. His Dad is Dave. Our grandson is Dave. Altogether we have three grandchildren and between them they have three grandpas named Dave.

So here’s a big birthday wish to my grandson David who turns two today. And another birthday wish to Teresa of Avila who turns 500.

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David (Tuscany 2014)

I’m not aware of any Teresa of Avila connection, but I’ll also add Magnolia (David’s little sister).

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10 comments on “Birthdays
  1. Tim says:

    Congratulations Dave. It is amazing that two years have already passed. I have certainly benefited from your and Teresa’s thoughts. Blessings always.

  2. Congratulations Dave
    May the Lord grant many more fruitful years.
    Walter

  3. Two years, wow. Congratulations, Dave. I am glad to have joined you on your blogging journey. I have an Uncle Dave so we have at least one in my family by that name. You have a beautiful family.

  4. Dave Small says:

    It’s always great to hear from you Christy. I appreciate your kind words.

  5. Resa says:

    Interesting! Happy birthday all around!
    Dave’s adorable, and Magnolia’s a heart breaker.

  6. Congrats on your milestone, D. (Very close to mine. I just passed my 2nd blogoversary.) Glad to know more of your backstory. Little D is precious. =)

    Diana

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