Tuesday, July 31, 2012

It's here.....


Today is the day.....when I woke up this morning I was sixty.  I put it off as long as possible, ignoring a friend's suggestion that I get up at 12:01 AM to get the most out of the day!  Sigh....

Instead of whining, I thought I'd show you or talk about some of the women who helped make me who I am in my old age today.

Mama......my precious mama

My Grandma.......

My Cma.........



My sisters.......





My sisters in law who are like my sisters!

Others include all my wonderful aunts who helped mold me and gave me examples to follow.


My mothers in law who have been mamas to me too!

My daughters in law who each brought different qualities into my life, have loved my sons, have loved me and I love like they are my own daughters.


My granddaughter.

My nieces.

My friends, young and well around my age, too many to ever list....but be assured that each of you have helped make me who I am today.  


And all you friends here in blog land.....you are each counted among my good friends! 

Each and every one of you, mama, grandmothers, sisters, aunts, nieces, daughters in law and friends......both those who are still here on earth and those who are in heaven, you have all been such important parts of my life, making me a stronger and better woman.
Thank you and I love you all!

So from this birthday.......


To this one.....

There's a whole new decade ahead and God willing more after that.....so look out world, I'm not done yet! 

14 comments:

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Happy birthday! Welcome to the 60's ... come on in, the water's fine! ;-)

Rebecca Jo said...

Happy Birthday!!! You look FABULOUS!!!!

Love the pictures too...

its true - it takes a village :)

Keetha Broyles said...

You are such a cutie pie.

Cathy said...

Happy Birthday, sister dear!!

GranAnn said...

Nancy this is so beautiful, I entered 77 yesterday, and it's not so bad.... Love from Cousin Ann. (Granann)

GranAnn said...

I thought i did thiss :!) Happy Birthday Lil Cuz.. This is a beautiful blog> I just turned 77 yesterday, andit's not so bad... Love Ann.

Needled Mom said...

Happy, happy birthday. May the new decade bring you much health and happiness.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Your so sweet. We love you!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU,
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU,
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR NANCY,
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!

So glad you joined the exclusive
60's club and I am proud to be a member with you. This is only the start of many wonderful years of happiness.

Juli said...

HaPpY BiRtHdAy!

See... even the letters are dancing. :)

Craziness abounds said...

Happy Birthday my friend~

Dee said...

Dear Nancy, happy belated birthday. The sixties are such wonderfully freeing years. I so hope you enjoy them and that your health remains good and your joie de vivre remain wonderfully exuberant. Peace.

Dee said...

Dear Nancy, happy belated birthday. The sixties are such wonderfully freeing years. I so hope you enjoy them and that your health remains good and your joie de vivre remain wonderfully exuberant. Peace.

Auntie Bliss said...

You do look awesome!!!
I also read your post below which is wonderful...
I should write to my 16 year old self.
No, I'm not speaking to her.

Nonnie said...

See! I did come visit and see your lovely 60 post. I love the pics of and your writing about the women in your life who loved and poured so much of themselves into your life.
Now I will have to read your letter to your 16 year old self. Your 60 year old self looks pretty terrific!