Tuesday, March 8, 2011

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"The day which we fear as our last is but the birthday of eternity"
Seneca


Today I am 62! Some people say they don't like birthdays, I say to consider the alternative! I'm not sure when we will celebrate, tonight I want to get ashes on my forehead with Phil and my friend at her Lutheran church. That makes me feel rather newborn! Perhaps I can get out of cooking tonight, and we will celebrate more fully on the weekend. So for those of you who don't know me yet, here are some pictures. Does anyone remember pinafores? And get that attempt to tease my hair at age 13! Yes, I even have a bow clipped on the side! As a child, I had a diary with a little lock and key. As a young adult, I kept a journal for a few years, but I don't need to anymore, it's already all written down from beginning to end.


"For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother's womb.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
My frame was not hidden from you
when I was made in the secret place.
When I was woven together in the depths of the earth,
your eyes saw my unformed body.
All the days ordained for me
were written in your book
before one of them came to be.
Psalm 139: 13,16

44 comments:

Lucy (aka rharper) said...

Adorable pictures! And Happy Birthday. Have a great day!

Nature Rambles said...

Happy Birthday, Ginny!! Lovely to see your childhood pictures. You look most adorable! Hope you have a wonderful time!

SquirrelQueen said...

Happy Birthday Ginny!

Your photos are so cute, I love the one the teased hair. It reminds me of a style I had way back when.

Hope you had a great day and got out of cooking dinner.

Arti said...

These moments are timeless, so evergreen! You look so lovely and pretty! Its not been long since i know you but i have learnt a lot here and continue to do each time i am here.

May God give you all the happines in life..
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Ginny!

God Bless :)

Regina said...

Happy Birthday Ginny!! My husbands is the end of this month.
I loved the photos you shared tonight- so precious and the verse is a favorite. Wishing you the best time..whatever you decide!! Oh, I enjoyed that quote too!(hugs)

yunims said...

Happy birthday to Ginny. I hope you always healthy. Also I wish you remain a good paragon for many people, and your life more useful for many people. GBU!

yunims said...

One thing that makes me wonder. You still look beautiful throughout your life! Share your 'recipes' to us, please.

hip-chick said...

What beautiful pictures. I love what you said about keeping a journal. You are right it is all written down in God's book. I hope you have a very very happy birthday. And, take the entire weekend to celebrate. Birthdays are a treat!

From the Kitchen said...

Happy birthday!!!!! I love seeing your photos. Love that teased hair with the bow and those pearls. My favorite is of you in the coat. I remember one just like it with a little velvet collar. It was my Sunday coat. Celebrate and post al!!!!!

You header is a great photo of you and Phil.

Best,
Bonnie

Melanie said...

Happy Birthday, Ginny!! What sweet pictures of you!
I hope you have a fabulous day!
*hugs*

Fred Alton said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY GINNY! Thanks for posting the pictures of you at various ages. No wonder Phil was/is attracted to you. May the Lord Bless you on this special day and give you many happy returns.

Sandra said...

i am so glad you posted these photos. i am laughing. i have one of me in a pinafore JUST like yours and the one with the sweater and beads i have one JUST like yours. if i can find them will send them. we could be peas in a pod. the first 3 years of school, i had 5 dresses like the one you have on, pinafores were big. granddaddy took me shopping and bought 5 dresses for school each year but he died before i went in 4th grade and that stopped. this helps me know more about you.
hugs and birthday blessings
Sister Sandra of the BWAK club

Jeanne said...

Happy Birthday Ginny! We are the same age. I turned 62 last July. I hope you have a very lovely and special day!

reanaclaire said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MY DEAR FRIEND...

may your life continue to be filled with glorious days ahead with your love ones!

Karin said...

A very HAPPY BIRTHDAY Ginny and many more exciting adventures with the Lord and with your hubby in the year ahead! Blessings!

Stuff could always be worse said...

Happy Birthday! I love your pics...go have a fun day!
kim

Betsy from Tennessee said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Special Friend. I love your pictures.... The first one is my fav, but I also love the one with the pigtails.... What a Cutie!!!!!!

62 is YOUNG... Wait til you are almost 69.... Yipes!!!!!

I think it's neat that you and George share a birthday. Hope you have a wonderful day.
Hugs,
Betsy

George said...

I knew there was something special about you even before I learned that we share a birthday. Our birthday looks as if it is going to be a wet one, but I hope it will be as happy for you as it is for me.
I love the pictures.

Velvet Over Steel said...

Happy Birthday, Ginny!!!! Love All your pictures!! Awesome memories & you are absolutely right... We should Love our birthdays!!! :-)

Hugs,
Coreen xoxoxo

Stephanie V said...

Happy, Happy Birthday, Ginny! I love your photos...and you loved your pretty dresses. All your photos looked eerily like mine - do you think it's 'cuz we're about the same age? I had a coat almost identical.

Kerrie said...

Ginny, you are so adorable! Just love the pictures of you growing up, a lovely share! Happy Birthday! luv n hugs, K

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Ginny, Birthday wishes! May God bless you richly! Have a wonderful day!

Mary said...

Happy Birthday, Ginny. It was such a treat to see these photo of you and the guy who stole your heart. I hope you have a wonderful celebration. Hugs and blessings..Mary

DawnTreader said...

Happy Birthday, Ginny! Loved seeing the childhood pictures. That one with the hairdo and the pearls is just soo 60s... I'm a few years younger than you but I too was 13 in the 60s...

pam said...

I was just reading in Philippians this morning about Paul not knowing which he preferred...to live and serve or to die and finally be face to face. I look forward to face to face with my Father so much.
Happy Birthday....may your celebration drag out for a few days. Celebrating the wondrous you that God created.
And I'm LOVING the 13 year old hair...lol

Ann said...

Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday dear Ginny
Happy Birthday to you.

Wishing you the happiest of days and many more to come. Love all your pictures and the one of you and your husband in your header is great

Shug said...

Happy Birthday to my dear friend...
The pictures are so adorable and I love how you let us grow up with you by posting the pictures in order....
I do wish you many happy Birthday blessings. I love the scripture {Psalm 139:14}that God gives us to let us know that we are "Fearfully and wonderfully made"
May your day be filled with Joy and Happiness....
Shug

Remington said...

Happy Birthday, my dear friend! You are FAR from being old. I hope you have the best day ever! ENJOY!

Chatty Crone said...

I thought it was your DIL's birthday and then Sandra explained it was both of your birthdays.

So:

*•☆•*¨*•.¸¸❤ ☺ ♪ HaPpY BiRtHdAy to YOU! ❤¸.•*¨*•☆•*¨*•.¸¸❤ ☺ ♫HaPpY BiRtHdAy,to You ❤¸.•*¨*•☆•*¨*•.¸¸❤ ☺ ♪ HaPpY BiRtHdAy to Ginny ❤¸.•*¨*•☆•*¨*•.¸¸❤ ☺ Happy Birthday to You aanndd mannyy morree

Sandie w/♥

Bobbi said...

What a little sweetheart you were and still are, Ginny! I love the old pictures of you. And your header is awesome. HAPPY BIRTHDAY (A day late. I'm sorry) I hope your day was beautiful and blessed!

Lady Jane said...

Ginny Happy Birthday!!! What a nice picture of you and hubby. And werent you a cute little chit when you were little. Yes I remember the teasing thing, ha ha...It really took a toll on my hair, lol...

S. Etole said...

Happiest of birthdays! I like your new background.

Mildred said...

Wishing you the happiest birthday! I enjoyed your pictures very much. I loved to wear frilly dresses when I was young too.

Deborah said...

Yah!

Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to youuuuuu, Happppppppy BIRTHHHHHHHDAY dear GINNNNNNNNNNYYYYYYYYY. Happpppppy Birthhhhhhhhday tooooo youuuuuu!
Have a great day my friend and I love your pictures and header!
xxoo
Deborah

Joanne said...

Beautiful choice of verses. I love those girly dresses! they are adorable! Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog. Blessings, Joanne

LV said...

Happy Birthday and many more. Heavens no, I give thanks for every one I have. Aging is a part of life and I am enjoying every minute of it.

Jenn Erickson said...

Wishing you a wonderful birthday, Ginny, full of lots of love and all your favorite things!

Thank you for sharing your beautiful life through pictures!

srp said...

A very, very, very happy birthday... !!!
Yes, I am one who hates birthdays... but, when you think of the alternative.. I guess they will do for now.
Have a blessed birthday...however you celebrate it.

Ruthi said...

Happy Birthday to you Ginny. From the photos you posted here. You may not be getting any younger just like the rest of us but I am sure that you are getting wiser. Wishing you more blessings, happiness and good health.

Smita Srivastava said...
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Smita Srivastava said...

Many many Happy returns of the day Ginny ... hope u have a great day ..

I always love ur caring comments on my blog. In Indian language Ginni means a precious gold coin , truly u have a heart of gold - so loving n caring .
Are u there on facebook ???

Ann said...

Lovely header photo, lovely couple.

You were lovely when you were little too.

Happy Birthday.

I don't have a Himalayan lamp. My husband is a skeptic, so I don't bother looking at it carefully.

Glenda said...

Belated Happy Birthday, Ginny!! Hope you had a very special day! I loved seeing your pictures - and the Scripture that is very personal to each of us!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Happy belated birthday Ginny! So sorry I missed the day --I have been trying to catch up with life at home since returning from my trip.

I have a photo with almost the same coat you are waering as a child ...we could be sisters, as we look alike!