Sunday, September 18, 2011

50? When Did That Happen?

No, no, no.  I must be mistaken.  I have been having so much fun and loving my life, that time has truly sped by.  Like in a blink of the eye.  I remember as a small child sitting on the front porch with my grandmother, swinging back and forth, and she was telling me to not wish away the days.  In time they would fly by and I would wish them back again.  In a childs' mind I just couldn't understand that.  I wanted summer to come and it was taking it's own sweet time.  Well, I guess that woman was wise and knew exactly what she was speaking of.  Here I am. 50.
The very best gift of all was having 2 of my sweet daughters here along with Jasmine and of course Ted.  They make my heart sing.

They know how much I love a homemade cake with icing.  No bought or boxed cake here. What wonderful people they are.  I didn't even have to ask.
You can never have too much help. Jasmine loves to bake and be in the very middle of everything.
                                                                    The exuberance of an 8 year old.
How about that color?

Yes, and the running joke is "if there were 50 candles on the cake the house would be in jeopardy of burning down".
I think everyone had a wonderful time. I know I did!
Thank you guys so much. I love you and appreciate all the wonderful gifts.  You really know me! And love me anyway! 
Now I can sit on the porch with Jasmine and tell her of long ago times, not wishing your life away, taking time for yourself and appreciating what we are blessed with.  Family and friends.  Cherishable gifts.  Okay, can you tell that I have been watching The Walton's reruns? We have to put a porch on the house so I can have my front porch swing.  I want to hear that squeak, squeak as we go back and forth.  Just like when I was a child on my grandmothers' front porch swing.
Much Love and Prayers from Mainely Ewes Farm


NancyDe said...

Happy Birthday! Many blessings for the year ahead. (My grandma didn't have a porch, but she had a rocker in her living room and she knew how to do all the things I am trying to learn now - wish she were still here.)

Melodie said...

I love the Waltons!It looks like your birthday was a great one! These days I find myself saying those things to my son.It dawned on me the other day that I had become"old"in the way .IT made me smile!

Peggy said...

Happy belated Birthday!! Looks like you had a perfect one with such loving family to help celebrate! I am with you on the front porch and swing. I have always wanted a Walton House on my own mountain. LOL

Marigold said...

The goatmother says, "50? Just 50? Just wait." :) How much is that in goat years anyway? Those girls are all so beautiful! Looks like you had a wonderful birthday! Happy, Happy Birthday!!!!!! (I sure hope you got at least one Peanut.)

Lee said...

Hasppy Birthday!! I'm hitting 45 this year- and I recently said the same thing- where did it go??

katiegirl said...

Hope you had a wonderful birthday!! Is that cool looking thing a spice rack?! Cool!

Phelan said...

Happy Belated Birthday!!

LindaSueBuhl said...

very belated but sincere happy birthday - my 50's were some of my very best years - loved 'em! Yes a porch swing is an essential on a farm! cake looked delicious and I'm with you - homemade cake is ALL the difference.