Saturday, June 14, 2008

~I'm 60 today~

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Well the day I have been dreading is here, this Gal is 60 years old.
I have to face it. This is not an easy task admitting it or adding these photos..
Sorry today is no better then yesterday.
I'd love to hear from you Gals today young & old.
The Gals that have turned 60... did you have such a hard time of it?
I'm not a vain person but I just feel old and not of much use these days...how sad.
I know I have much to be grateful for and will reflect on them.
So I'll do my best to get through this day and the next & the next.
I wish you all a day filled with sunshine & smiles :-}
I do love you all! ~Mary~
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49 comments:

Sherry said...

Happy Birthday Mary! I hope you have a wonderful day!! You are such a beautiful person!!

Hugs,
Sherry

Connie said...

Why you young chickee!!! How dare you say you are old! I'm older than you by several years and loving it. You were an absolutely gorgeous bride and a beauty now as I CAN SEE! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, sweet lady. Come visit with me and I'll help to cheer you up. It's really hard to be "down" when you're in my presence........hahaha
Smoochies to a "gorgeous" lady,
Connie

Becky said...

Happy Birthday Mary!!! Today is my birthday too. Hope you have a wonderful day.
hugs and love

ozjane said...

Happy Birthday........dread not just enjoy. I have 7 1/2 yrs on you...gosh that feels old.
But i still feel about 18 inside.
Body does not agree......that is its problem.
Hugs.

Iowa Gal said...

I will turn 61 this year and Iam having the best time. My four children are grown and live close by with their children so I am within driving distance. Turning 60 really didn't bother me in fact I didn't give it much of a thought. One of my good friends from high school died in 1983, leaving two children. I often thank the Lord that I have had the chance to grow old where as she didn't have the chance. Have you heard from Amy?? We live in NW IOWA and Iam wondering how she is surviving the flood. If you talk to her tell her Jan was asking about her. Thanxxx!

Diane of Crafty Passions said...

Happy Birthday and what a special birthday it is too!!
Diane

Anonymous said...

Have a wonderful day and go buy yourself some flowers....in fact I am sending some money thru Paypal for you to do just that ! I am sure you are feeling discouraged because you have not felt well.....whoever reads this comment and for the next 7 days, let us all pray for Mary's perfect health and wholeness..... God Bless Mary and Happy Birthday! Lori

Barbara H. said...

Happy Birthday!I turned 50 last year and find it much more of an adjustment than 40 was. I keep wondering how it happened!! (That time went so fast.)

Mary said...

Happy Birthday Sweet Friend, What a Beautiful Lady you are !!!
But I already knew that by
talking to you:)
Have a great day,with lots of hugs and kisses from you family.
Lots of Love Me:)

Burl L. said...

Happy Birthday Chickie-poo! You're sure lookin' good for such a young Babe.
Love, B.

Pam said...

Happy Birthday, Mary! You look beautiful - I love the picture of you with Samuel in 2000, and with the puppy this year! Treat yourself to whatever you want today - you deserve it. And try not to be down - the passage of time is hard for us all, but like Jan said, the time itself is a treasure!! You are very special to your family, friends, and us (your blogging buddies). Love, Pam

Honest to Ya~Ya said...

♫ Happy Birthday to YOU!
♫ Happy Birthday to YOU!
♫ Happy Birthday dear Mary!
♫ Happy Birthday to YOU!

And many more!♫

I wish I had checked here first before making my email banner request. Just remember I'm in no hurry whatsoever!
(((hugs)))

Vanessa Greenway said...

Happy Birthday Mary!! You're so beautiful! I wish you a very lovely birthday! Blessings, Vanessa

ukok said...

Happy Birthday Mary!

Joyce said...

Hi Mary!
A VERY Happy Birthday to you....from me!

I think these are the first photos I've seen of you.....although I feel I know you very well by now! HA~!
Your looking good.....
Hang in there!
By the way, I put the rose banner on my site yesterday.
Soooo pretty.
Have yourself some fun.....relax and enjoy your special birthday!
Be blessed,
Joyce

Jerri said...

Mary,
Age is just a state of mind. I am 52 but somedays I feel 16 and somedays I feel 100. Your pictures are so lovely and I really mean this......

marsha said...

Happy birthday, Mary. I turned 60 last year and that number sounded so old, but now I forget all about it until I see the old lady looking back at me in the mirror and wonder who it is.

marsha

carole said...

Mary Dear:
I feel like a dunce : (
I knew today is your "60th" and have been so scattered brained that I did NOT mail your card : (
Forgive me; ok?
I am 9 months behind you : )
You can hold my hand in 9 months : )
Much love & Peace to you, my Friend
carole

Heidi said...

The day you were born was a wonderful day indeed, and we celebrate this special day with you! I wish you a happy day with your lovely family!

Kindest regards,
Heidi

Pink Icing on the Cake said...

Happy Birthday Mary. It is just a number. Don't get hung up on it. I went through something similar last year when I turned 50 but what the heck, what are we gonna do about it. Hope your day was celebrated in a wonderful way.

Hugs,
LeAnn:)

Mary said...

The world is a much better place because you are here sweet Mary. Happy Birthday and many, many more dear friend. You are not old at 60 - I'm getting stuff from Medicare ready for Oct. so you know how much older I am than you!!!!

You look gorgeous in all the photos, especially the last one with the puppy. Let's vow to make each Birthday special - the numbers don't really matter - just revel in the moment knowing that the earth has been blessed to have you here each year.

I owe you an e-mail and will write soon. Bob and I both send love and very best wishes.
Hugs - Mary.

Diana said...

Happy Belated Birthday ! I'm finding I like getting older. I'm calmer, happier, take life in stride much easier. Eat well, EXERCISE and ENJOY life! It may be the only one we get. Looks like your doing great!!

stefania/tempoandato said...

Happy birthday to a lovely lady that I have been so lucky to meet.
My best wishes are flying from italy to you dear Mary :-))
super super super HUGS
stef

She'sSewPretty said...

Mary, Mary, Mary! I wish you lived closer. I'd take you to lunch and tell you what a beautiful woman you are. Inside and out!! Happy Birthday!

Laura said...

Happy Birthday ...A day late- darn.
Wishing you peace and love, and lots of laughter.

Susie said...

Happy Birthday Mary! Think of this as a new day, a new beginning and get all the joy you can out of it. It is only a number. I'm 55 and when I say it out loud I laugh out loud because I cannot believe I'm 55. I say, "Little Susie is 55??" So do something special and remember we are all here for you.
Susie
The Polka Dot Rose

celestina marie said...

Hi Mary, Happy Belated Birthday!
You are just gorgeous in every picture and certainly not old. Just had to come say hello and wish you a belated. Love your blog and look forward to returning often.
hugs,
Celestina,
la rea rose

The Urban Chic said...

Happy Belated Birthday Sweet Mary. Don't consider yourself old, girl I'm a year behind you and now I feel like this is the beginning of my life. Will I have to send you a Red Hat to make you feel young.
Will keep your friends in my prayers. Love and Hugs, Pat

Alison Gibbs said...

ary hope you had a wonderful day for your 60th.
What wonderful photos
Alison

rosechicfriends said...

Mary,
I am so glad to have found your sweet blog. I am edging close to 50...and I am determined that I am NOT going to let it get me down. I still have a teenager and that keeps me hopping and young at heart!
I hope that your birthday was a special day and that you start to feel young at heart! I will also pray for your friends. Only God can hear and answer our prayers...we have a wonderful Lord who cares about everything we go through.
Have a blessed day! Lorena

Pam said...

Mary- I want to add my wishes for a beautiful birthday and wishes for the happiest year ahead- you give so much happiness to so many.
Hugs,
Pam

Jackie said...

Happy Birthday a little late. You are as beautiful now as ever.

God bless.

Shab-n-Chic said...

Happy Belated Birthday Mary. You look fabulous at 60, and I am sure you will at 70. I'm jealous of those cheekbones! I turned the big Five-OH last year,
and it ruffled my feathers for a bit... but I'm used to it now. I think. Hahaha. ps: You are one of the few who can pull off that beautiful hair color..I hope I can someday!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Belated Happy Birthday, Mary! You are a beautiful lady, both inside & out ~ don't EVER forget that!!

Our wedding anniversary was the 14th! How cool is that?!?!

I think Isabelle takes after you.:0)

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

bj said...

Ahhh, dearest Mary...how I would love to be 60 again. I am 70 now and I have learned that the best way to handle being 70 is to say to myself every time I look in the mirror, "OOOOOO, I am SOOOO glad that I am 70 and not 80"!
It works for me...so try it !
Then, call a friend, spend the day with her, shopping, eating, laughing, remembering....
and always, ALWAYS remember how our Heavenly Father loves us and that in itself will make you feel better !!
xo bj

mag duru said...

Dear friend:
Your are a very elegant looking person.
Thanks for sharing. Happy Belated Birthday and remain blessed.

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Happy belated birthday Mary. My birthday was the 17th june. Som days I feel older than dirt. SMILE
But I still feel young in my heart ! You are beautiful Mary.
HUGS !

KJ said...

Hi Mary! I came here via Joyce. Happy Belated Birthday! I just turned 50 in January. That felt weird, so I know 60 will be another adjustment. I must say that you look pretty darn good for 60. There are women my age who look older that you! May the rest of your life be the BEST OF YOUR LIFE!

Hugs, KJ
California

Joy said...

Happy Belated Birthday Mary! You are beautiful both on the outside AND inside!

Joy
xo

Anonymous said...

HI MARY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I WILL BE 60 THIS OCT.AND I DON'T FEEL OLD AT ALL, AND YOU SHOULDN'T EITHER, YOU LOOK GREAT! ANOTHER THING I HAVE IN COMMON WITH YOU, I ALSO LOST A DAUGHTER, 04-04-00, SHE WAS MY BABY AND ONLY DAUGHTER. SHE WAS 29 B.D. 05-06-70, MISS HER SO MUCH! IREEBASS@FIDNET.COM

Wildflower Cabin said...

Happy Belated Birthday, Mary!! What lovely photos of you then and now! You are a beautiful person inside and out! Is it just me, OR is 60 a LOT younger than it used to be?!! :o) I am serious though...I think youth lasts a lot longer in these days than it used to be. You are just a young thing! Have a wonderful and blessed year!
Hugs, Janice (who is not too many years behind you!)

Amy said...

Mary,
You are beautiful!! Truly beautiful.
Happy belated birthday wishes to you.
:)AMY

Carol Anne's Boutique said...

Happy belated birthday Mary, I am so sorry I missed your special day. Loved seeing the pictures, you look so beautiful! You are one of the sweetest people I know and I feel blessed to have you for a friend~
Love & Hugs,
Carol Anne

Jillian said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MARY! Sorry I'm a little late.

What lovely gifts from your friend at Crash n Smash.

Jillian

Lori said...

Happy belated Birthday Mary, you cutie pie!! Hope you had a magical day! What a touching and beautiful post on your Mom! Know I'm thinking of you even though all my aches and pains keep me from reading and writing online! Lori

Valentine Hearts said...

Belated Happy Birthday, I love your pics, beautiful x

Julie said...

Hello,

Happy belated birthday. Your birthday is only 11 days before mine. I turned 59 on the 25th. It was hard, and I'm sure 60 will be even harder. I feel very much the same way as you do. I had to quit gardening because of my carpal tunnel syndrome, and this week I have had a bad knee.

But you were beautiful at your wedding and you are beautiful now, sweet lady.

Love, Julie

Sandy said...

I turned 60 this year. I was feeling old. The day before my birthday I found out my 55 yr old sweet cousin (who seems like she's still 20 to me) has terminal liver cancer. Now I feel just lucky to be alive & I'm going to enjoy every single day.

Bernie* said...

Sorry I missed your birthday! I, too, turned 60 this year. I'm older - my birthday is May 9th. I had a horrible time as it was approaching. But then the day came, and it turned into an absolutely fun day - from morning to night. And you know what - it is fine to be 60. As a matter of fact, my new phrase is "I'm 60 and I don't care." Try it. It feels good. I even have other people adapting it. It is kind of fun and a little evil.

Anyway, enjoy your 60th year. And remember - this is the youngest you are ever going to be!