Monday, November 3, 2014

I Had a Birthday!

AGE...
"a period of human life, measured by years from birth, usually marked by a certain stage or degree of mental or physical development and involving legal responsibility and capacity:"

When I Am Old
"When I am old, I shall not care
To deck with flowers my faded hair;
'Twill be no vain desire of mine
In rich and costly dress to shine;
Bright jewels and the brightest gold
Will charm me naught - when I am old."
 Caroline Atherton Briggs Mason

  What does it mean to get older?
Every birthday is a time of reflecting back on times that played a part in making you who you are on that day.
It means recalling those special moments that at the time make being old an inconceivable notion.
Aging means changes and personal growth.
Every birthday means reviewing priorities.
It is an opportunity to pull up those treasured mental pictures that will always hold a special place.
It means taking time to remember special occasions spent with special people
Getting older is good when you remember stolen moments to share snuggles and warm little bodies.
Aging is a blessing when you share your life with others.
When you love unconditionally.
"Ere I am old, O! let me give
My life to learning how to live;"
"Then shall I meet, with willing heart,
An early summons to depart.
Or find my lengthened days consoled
By God's sweet peace - when I am old."

 I AM NOT OLD!
 but
I AM 70!
and
THAT IS A GOOD THING!
 

6 comments:

  1. HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! My goodness, you no more look like 70 then I don't know what! Soo beautiful! I thoroughly loved looking back at all your pictures that document who you are. Hope you have a wonderful day!

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  2. A very happy birthday to you. What wonderful photos you shared and I enjoyed every one of them. You are a beautiful 70 and who would have ever guessed that you are? So much happiness in your smile and your family pics.

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  3. What a beautiful post Libby all about a beautiful lady. You wear "70" very well my friend and I hope I can do the same. Wishing you a year filled with all things good and wonderful! Hugs to you!

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  4. HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I loved all the photos and your family is beautiful. You look wonderful and I mean that from the bottom of my heart. I would never have guessed your age.

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  5. You are beautiful! I can not believe you are 70! Happy Birthday!

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  6. I just discovered your lovely blog and wanted to wish you a happy belated birthday. You are what I hope to be when I grow up, I'm in my mid forties! Something about loving the Lord is the best beauty treatment. I have seen more than one beautiful lady seem to defy time and gravity because her heart and mind was lifted towards the Son!

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