Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Time for the Birthday month.....





This June is a big birthday. I will turn 70 and I cannot believe it. I have feelings of excitement, pride, expectations, and some regrets. There are some things that will never happen and many things that happened unexpectedly. I won't celebrate my 50th wedding anniversary with Richard but I will celebrate my 10th with Jack. We met when I was a widow and he was a widower and we both feel lucky. I feel blessed to have 3 grown sons and 2 grandchildren. We have family and friends who are like family.

I have been going through old pictures and found many I had forgotten. There is something about this one that I like. Chances are Gram Potter had snuck into the room to listen. I was at best a mediocre player but she thought I was wonderful. I could tell she was there when she started to hum - off key.

I was about to head off to college and had carefully chosen my clothes. Within 2 years, jeans were the uniform and a skirt and sweater for dress up. I loved my college years. I met Richard the first week and we were together the four years. We married after graduation.

Along came the three boys.
They are all grown up now. I still think of us as still looking like this. 

So in this big birthday month, I shall savor the celebration along with the memories and look forward to the coming decade.

8 comments:

http://jackieinsurrey.blogspot.co.uk/ said...

Hi Carol, My brother is 70 this year and I have just spent the day with him in London. He has just come back from a cruise and although widowed last year he seems to be enjoying life. He does a lot of Tai-Chi which helps him relax and he does voluntary work.

Today would of been my 42nd wedding anniversary if Colin had lived but instead he was taken from us too early, but like you I have a good a 2nd marriage, soon to be 12 years on July 5th!!

Wishing you a very HAPPY 70th BIRTHDAY and continue to enjoy life with Jack, your family and friends.

Love Jackie in Surrey, UK.xx

Rettabug said...

Oh Carol...there is NO WAY you are turning 70!!! You are far to full of fun & vigor & spit-fire excitement to be that age, honest. I loved your witty humor the minute we met & it still tickles me when I think of some of the comments you can come up with.
I wish you a WONDERFUL birthday celebration & wish that I could fly down there & take you out to lunch, then go shopping at the quilt store again.

I wish you Many, many more healthy & happy celebrations to come.

Hugs, Rett

Pamela Gordon said...

I hope you have a fabulous birthday month celebrating 70 wonderful years. I think you should celebrate the whole month for such a milestone. All the best to you, Carol. Blessings, Pamela

Vee said...

Happy Birthday, Carol! As one who has a somewhat similar story, I appreciated reading this. You look so happy in the bosom of your family and I know that your new life is a joy, too.

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Happy Birthday, my beautiful, talented friend. I hope your day is special and perfect, and wish you many more. I like that you, too, stretch out your celebration...as it should be for all of us.

Sending long distance hugs.
Love,
Donna

From the Kitchen said...

I am a strong proponent of the "birthday month" and I hope every day of your month is special.

Best,
Bonnie

Loreen Bogdan said...

Happy Birthday month! I think you should celebrate for 70 days! xo

Loreen Bogdan said...

Happy Birthday month! I think you should celebrate for 70 days! xo

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