Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Yellow Roses For An ‘Old’ Lady

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Several months ago my oldest granddaughter asked how old I would be on my next birthday.  When I told her, she gasped and said, ‘I didn’t know you were going to be that old!’  To be honest, I hadn’t felt that old until that moment.  When seen through the eyes of a young teen, the age I am now must seem hard to comprehend.  What I didn’t tell her was that it seems like just yesterday I was where she is in life and I, too, thought I would never get to be that age.  And I also didn’t say that time goes so fast – something I heard when I was young and didn’t comprehend – and, suddenly, here I am.

Well, today I am that age!  And in many ways I don’t feel a whole lot older than I did all those years ago.  I just feel wiser!  And happy - and content - and satisfied to be exactly where I am.  I see things so much differently.  I think I feel things much deeper and I hope I love a whole lot more!  I’m glad – oh, so glad – that I have made it to this place in my life.  You see, my friends, today is my birthday and I am so happy to tell you my age.  I have finally reached that age!

(The beautiful miniature yellow roses shown above were a gift from my sweetheart. He knows they are my favorite!)

16 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday Adrienne. Your roses are gorgeous. Have a beautiful joyful celebration showered with blessings.
    Have a great day ~
    TTFN ~
    Marydon

    PS those kid-lings know how to bring things to light, don't they! Chuckle! Been there ...

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  2. Happy Birthday, Adrienne!
    Old is very relative....just ask our Biblical forefathers. LOL

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  3. Happy Birthday....I am surprised how old I am too!! But hey...it is good to have birthdays!!

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  4. Happy Birthday Adrienne. I remember when I thought my PaPa was soo old and now I am his age. Time does pass so quickly.
    Your roses are lovely and what a wonderful husband to give you such a nice birthday gift.
    Camille

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  5. Happy Birthday!!!! I don't think any of us feel "old" and age is just a number. You look super and the roses are fantastic. Hugs, Marty

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  6. Happy Birthday Adrienne - and may you have many, many more! Every year I think "this is the very best age to be" and yet when I have a birthday I think the same thing about that age. :) blessings, marlene

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  7. Happy Birthday Adrienne! Remember, you're only as old as you feel...on the inside:>)

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  8. Hi Adrienne. It's been a while since I've had a chance to stop by and say hello so I am so glad my timing was perfect to wish you a happy birthday! I, too, will have a birthday in a few weeks. I can't believe how fast the years have passed! Quite frankly, I'm at the point where I wish I had the option of subtracting years instead of adding them. lol.

    Hope you had a wonderful day and here's to many, many more. :)

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  9. Happy Birthday Adrienne!! It is kind of a surprise to be this age. I remember when I thought 30 was old! Now I think of 30 as still being nearly a kid!*winks* Lol! Vanna

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  10. Happy Birthday!!!! I am "old" too, but I refuse to believe it...lol
    Hugs,
    Penny

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  11. Happy birthday, sweetie! LOL, every time I look at my wrinkly hands, I wonder who thet belong to! I hope that you day was special and best wishes for many more years!

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  12. I hope you had a spectacular day and celebrate all month long. Sending hugs!

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  13. Happy Birthday! I'm sorry I missed it. Aug 3rd is my grandson, Caden's, birthday too, he was five!

    I also can't believe how old I am, but it's better than the alternative!

    Haven't heard from you in a long time, I see you on lots of other blogs.

    Katherine

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  14. Happy Belated Birthday!!! I hope you had a great one with those you love. ;)

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  15. Hope you had a great birthday my friend. Mine is on the second and that is the day we flew to California for vacation. We're having a wonderful time. Hope all is well with you and yours.

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  16. Adrienne, I hope you had a very blessed birthday. Your roses are beautiful and you are looking quite good for 'that age'. Ah, age is relative isn't it? XO sweet friend.

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