Wednesday, June 13, 2012

The Love Of My Life






Today was Phil's birthday, he turned 72. I have never known a person in my life who I admire more. Who is more gentle, thoughtful, funny, wise, and insightful. He is truly the love of my life and a gift from God, the best gift ever. I hope we have many more years together! Hopefully I will be showing you pictures of our celebration on my next post.


  Love never gives up.
   Love cares more for others than for self.
   Love doesn't want what it doesn't have.
   Love doesn't strut,
   Doesn't have a swelled head,
   Doesn't force itself on others,
   Isn't always "me first,"
   Doesn't fly off the handle,
   Doesn't keep score of the sins of others,
   Doesn't revel when others grovel,
   Takes pleasure in the flowering of truth,
   Puts up with anything,
   Trusts God always,
   Always looks for the best,
   Never looks back,
   But keeps going to the end.
1 Corinthians

40 comments:

EM Illustrator said...

Happy Birthday to Phil :-)

Ma said...

Great Pictures! Happy Birthday Phil:)

Bobbi said...

Love these pictures and I can't wait to see the celebration ones. You and Phil are both very blessed to have one another. You are 2 of the sweetest people I know! HAPPY BIRTHDAY (oops... belated) PHIL!!

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Melanie said...

Happy birthday to Phil!! I hope you two will have a wonderful day. :)

Rhonda said...

Happy Birthday Phil...the Love of Ginny's Life...Congrat's on the 72 years and my heart rejoices with you Ginny that your love is one of still much celebration! A ware thing in these days....I celebrate with you ....Big Hugs from Arkansas USA *** OOPS ...had to delete the "ware" should have been Rare ...guessing I have the Bugs Bunny Syndrole going on this morning... a Ware things! :))

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

I can see in your Phil's eyes and smile all the good that you share about him. You are blessed woman. Happy 72nd Birthday to Phil!!!! May he enjoy many more. blessings ~ tanna

From the Kitchen said...

Happy Birthday to Phil!!!!! Your photos capture all that you say about him. My favorites are the one of him and Anne Marie with the big smiles and sleeping Phil and Ella. Celebrate well.

Best,
Bonnie

Sandra said...

these are each and every one awesome photos of Phil. you are both so blessed to have each other. he always looks so happy and cheerful in his photos. love the Ann Marie smiles to. tell Phil Happy 72nd Birthday from me. Bob will be 76 Oct 1 and that is coming fast. time is on fast forward here

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

I see love in these pics...they brought me a smile
Happy Birthday Phil

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Happy belated to him! I am so glad you found the right person :-)

Rose said...

I love that last shot....wonderful post, Ginny.

Karin said...

Happy Birthday to you, Phil!! God's abundant blessings for the year ahead! Such wonderful photos!

Beverly said...

You do indeed have a treasure in Phil.

Linda said...

Beautiful photos, Ginny...great post. Happy birthday, Phil! :)

Lynn said...

Belated Birthday greetings to Phil. The pictures are fantastic. Lovely picture of the two of you. The love of my life will be 74 in August. If I have to pick a favorite picture, it will be the one of Phil and Anne Marie laughing together. But then, the one of Phil with your other granddaughter (sorry, cannot remember her name, lucky I can remember my own grands, hehe)holding her. So precious and shows his gentleness. Terry is gentle also. Such a Jesus like quality in my mind. I hope this is a wonderful year for Phil and you and your family. Thank you again for all your precious comments and emails this past week especially. Blessings.

Mary said...

What wonderful photos. I'm sending birthday wishes to Phil. I know you've planned a special day for him. I hope you both enjoy it. Hugs and blessings...Mary.

laurie said...

all that and the best smile I've ever seen, Happy birthday!!!

Nature Rambles said...

Happy Birtday, Phil! Wonderful to see these photos and read your words, Ginny.

Stephanie V said...

Happy Birthday to Phil. You and he are such lovely partners - you deserve each other. One of my favorite quotes...thanks.

reanaclaire said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOUR PHIL.. yes, May God bless him with many more healthy years with you by his side... :)

Ruth Kelly said...

You are truly blessed to have him and such a little cutie granddaughter.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Belated Happy Birthday to Phil.A good husband,who is also a best friend,is a priceless treasure.

Maple Lane said...

Happy Birthday Phil. Such a warm smile!

SweetMarie said...

Wonderful pics! Hope Phil has a fun birthday! Happy Birthday Phil!

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

Happy Birthday to Phil! You (and me, too) are blessed to have such a good man. He is a young looking 72! I wish him many, many more happy birthdays!

Connie said...

Dear Ginny, you are so sweet.
I am very happy that the Lord blessed you with a good man. There is nothing like it in the world. From what little time that I've known you, I would say He also blessed Phil.

P.S. I am glad you like my journal pages. It's what I like to do in the evening when watching TV. Sometimes I do miss a lot of what is going on, so I'm always asking Steve, what did I miss. He is such a sweetheart, doesn't get upset . . . just cues me in on what I've missed, LOL. Have a great day, and thank you for stopping by and visiting my blog, Connie :)

Ann said...

Happy Birthday Phil.

S. Etole said...

Birthday blessings to your husband. How fortunate you both are.

Filip and Kristel said...

Congratulations with yout birthday and many more.

Greetings,
Filip

Fred Alton said...

Happy Birthday to Phil! I can tell as I read your blog notes about this man that you do admire and appreciate his love and kindness towards you. I also think it's great that you will publicly speak all these positive comments about him being the love of your life. You are blessed to have each other. I love the shot of you two near the front of the church...or maybe that's in a Sunday School room?

LC said...

Happy Birthday to your sweetheart of a guy! Good guys really are a blessing. So glad you appreciate yours, Ginny!

Annmarie Pipa said...

oh happy birthday to you honey!! good for both of you. I just love seeing love!!.

Sarah (Nikki) said...

A hugh happy b- day to Phil...love what you said about him....and your feelings towards him. The beautiful pics made me smile...

Annie said...

Happy birthday, Phil. Gosh, I LOVE Anne Marie's smile. She and grandpa are just busting with joy.

Joanne said...

Happy Birthday Phil, May God bless you now and always!
Blessings, Joanne

Ann said...

He doesn't look 72. Phil wants to renew your wedding vow? I sussed out the floral arch.

Chatty Crone said...

He doesn't look 72 - but I don't really know what it is supposed to look like. HAPPY BIRTHDAY PHIL! I am so glad that you two are still so much in love. sandie

DawnTreader said...

I think you're both lucky to have each other!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Happy belated birthday to Phil! We almost share the same birthday. I loved the card your grand daughter made him in the next post