Hello everybody! This is Stacy, or Missy's husband to most of you.
I have used my genius computer skills and hacked into Missy's blog to let you all know that today is her birthday. She doesn't know I've done this so let's keep it a secret.
33 years ago, God unveiled one of his pre-determined plans (that was for you Marsha), and let loose into this world Melissa Rita (almost Fern for a middle name if you can believe my hippie like in-laws) Harwood. In 1998 He would bring her into my life and a year later she would change her last name to Lowery. If we believed in the Hindu idea of Karma, then some would say this change was due to something bad she had done in her previous life and that I was her punishment. But, since my ego won't allow that, I'll just say that He was giving me a gift.
Today, Missy is the wonderful mother of Logan and Lana and amazing wife to me! She is a gift to my world and the world that she influences. She has incredible qualities like faithfulness, loyalty, compassion, humor, love, patience, beauty, and some other physical qualities that really would be embarrassing for her and inappropriate for me to publicly post. Her smile brightens up a dreary day. Her laugh (especially when it's one of those "I can't do anything but wheeze" laugh) makes everyone else in the room laugh with her, even when they don't feel like laughing.
She is an asset to me and everyone who knows her, in that our lives are all enriched from getting to know her as a friend. And the great thing about her is that she doesn't take herself too seriously. She can laugh at her self. Like the time when she was walking across a FLAT soccer field and just fell. No rocks or roots to trip over. She just fell. Those of you who know her best, know she can be a little bit clumsy, but she just gets up and laughs it off. She knows it's one of the way she's so darn adorable. She also knows that's the reason I've banned her from sharp objects around the house.
So today, would you all do me thing kindest favor and post a lot of comments wishing her an awesome birthday and tell her how much she means to all of you. Thank you for your indulgence. Lowery out!
We love you Melissa Rita (Fern) Harwood Lowery!