Birthdays are good for you. Statistics show that the people who have the most live the longest. ~ Father Larry Lorenzoni
Today is my birthday! I celebrate another year of life!
Each day brings new blessings, and each birthday a sense of joy and accomplishment. Growing older has taught me that there is so much more I want to learn, to see, to feel, and to do. I feel as if my purpose in life now is to reap the harvest and carefully preserve it to nourish my soul, body and mind.
Growing older is a privilege. It may have brought me grey hair, weaker eyes, achy joints and a thicker waist, but it also brought a sense of freedom and expectation and a respect for myself that I didn't have when I was younger.
The things I had concern about years ago seem trivial now compared to having good health, more time to spend with family and friends, and anticipation for the many good things yet to look forward to such as becoming a grandparent and my husband's retirement in a few years.
God had blessed me with a loving husband and children, and I am grateful and thankful. They have always been my focus, my fulfillment, and my truest treasures.
"For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also." Matt 6:21
These beautiful roses were a surprise sent to me this morning from my son and daughter-in-law! Gorgeous roses for a June birthday. They smell so sweet! I love their assorted colors and sizes as if they were fresh picked from a garden. Thank you V & V!
As is a tale, so is life: not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters. ~ Seneca
This very thoughtful gift is from my daughter! As a surprise she had all my digital photos from our trip to Ireland printed, and she placed them all in three albums. Each album has a folder that can hold the brochures and paper mementos from our trip, and there is space on the side of each photo where I can write its description. Thank you L!
Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.
- Franz Kafka
Turning 55 today has brought me happiness beyond measure, and it's all because of you!