Monday, November 23, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Birthday to Me!


The good Lord has blessed us with many beautiful sunrises this month, the one above is from yesterday ( Sunday) morning, taken from my open kitchen window. I thought it would be the perfect image to go with the short Thanksgiving greeting I have for all of you.


This Thanksgiving Day, let us be mindful that by opening the heart and mind to focus on gratitude, we unleash a treasure of unceasing good that's waiting to overflow into our lives, and by giving thanks, we're given even more to be thankful for. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! Rejoice in all your blessings this Thanksgiving.




And guess who also has a birthday this week? Actually, on the 25th, the day before Thanksgiving. The little girl in the picture-me. This is the only picture I have of myself as a child. All the other pictures were lost because of the war. My dear Grandma somehow managed to save this one by sticking it in her prayer book, and keeping it in her pocket through thick or thin! The picture was taken in 1938, when I was 2 years old. Eeek, really? But how can I be just 37 then? Ha! Ha! That would actually be 73, wouldn't it? But hey, I'm thankful that I made it to 73. At this age, each new year is a gift I'm very thankful for !


My wonderful family is arriving early this afternoon, to spend my birthday and Thanksgiving with me, and for that I am especially thankful. We'll be taking lots of pictures while they're here.


Thank you so much for visiting. Thanksgiving blessings from the woods!
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47 comments:

Patti said...

HAPPY THANKSGIVING AND HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! I KNOW THIS IS GOING TO BE A WONDERFUL WEEK FOR YOU WITH YOUR FAMILY THERE. CANT WAIT TO SEE PICTURES AND HEAR ALL ABOUT IT!

audrey` said...

Hello Renie =))) You're so sweet and kind. Have a very blessed time with your dearly beloveds. They're arriving soon. Have fun, my dearest friend. xox

Rudee said...

Happy Birthday, Renie. May you be blessed with many more!

Brenda said...

HI Renie,
I was glad you posted the photo of you at 2 years old. I enjoy looking at old photos. Look at the resemblance in this photo with the photos on your sidebar of your daughter and granddaughter. I notice that a lot in church, when I see Grandparents with their grand children. Hopefully I will have time to wish you a Happy Birthday on Wednesday, but just in case....Happy Birthday!
Have a nice week and a nice Thanksgiving!
Hugs,
Brenda

PS. Thank You for always being a faithful visitor to my blog and leaving such nice comments. You are a blessing to many.

Gramma Ann said...

Hi Renie,

Sounds like you are going to have a fun-filled week with the family this week. Enjoy your visit with the family and I'm looking forward to seeing some of those photos you will be taking.

Enjoy your week with the family.

Ann

Patty said...

Happy Thanksgiving and Happy (early) Birthday. You'll be with your family for both, how nice. Enjoy them and both celebrations.

Sharon said...

Happy birthday to you and I hope that you have a blessed Thanksgiving with your family.I can not wait to see more photos.

Hugs

Mike Golch said...

Happy Birthday to you and I hope that you and your family have a blessed Thanksgiving.

Winifred said...

Have a lovely birthday Renie and a wonderful thanksgiving with your family.

What a lovely photo and all the more precious because it survived such horrors.

bennie and patsy said...

Happy Birthday and much family love for Thankgiving Day.
Patsy

Patty said...

Forgot to mention, what a cute little girl you were/are.

Anne C. Watkins said...

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family and friends, and have a happy, happy birthday! You're a treasure and I'm so thankful to know you! Best always from Allen and me. :)

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Oh what a sweet post. A very Happy Birthday to you and many more.
Just wanted to stop over and wish you a Very Happy Thanksgiving and so glad I did now I discovered it is your birthday too.
I love your site
Happy Birthday dear one
Maggie

NitWit1 said...

Happy Birthday Renie and enjoy your family on Thanksgiving Day!!!

Granny Annie said...

Happy Birthday Renie! My mom's birthday was Nov. 26th. Happy Thanksgiving to you also and thanks for posting again. Been missing you!

Sandy said...

Wonderful you have at least that one pic of you as a child, so cute! Have a great Thanksgiving and happy birthday to you...

Maree said...

Oh....have wonderful birthday and happy Thanksgiving!

Love the photo, you were a little doll!

Blessings sweety!

Talk..to..Grams said...

Happy Birthday and Happy Thanksgiving!!! Hugs Grams

ancient one said...

You and my son Dale share the same birthday... and my son-in-law's birthday is the 27th.. one before Thanksgiving and one after... I am so Thankful that you were able to come to USA and tell us your lovely stories... Have a Happy Thanksgiving week..

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

And to you, too, my dear....A Very Very Happy Thanksgiving and a Very Happy & Joyous Birthday to you....Have a truly special and wonderful time all this week. How wonderful that your family will be there with you to Celebrate this Thanksgiving and on this Birthday, too!
That is such a sweet picture of you! And I know it must be very very precious to you---as it should be. Thank You for sharing it with us!

Jaina said...

Happy Birthday Renie!!! And a Happy Thanksgiving as well!

Deborah Wilson said...

Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving and a Happy Birthday..:)

Pia said...

happy birthday and happy thanksgiving, renie!!!

(((HUGS)))

Rachel said...

I hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful, and Happy Belated birthday!

We all have so much to be thankful for!

Beautiful sunrise photo!

Mountain Mama said...

I'm awfully late with my wishes for your Happy Birthday and Wonderful Thanksgiving but I'm sure they were both great since you could celebrate with family.
Your sunrise picture is breathtaking. The Lord certainly does bless us with colorful skies!

The picture of you at two years old is so sweet, and how precious of your grandma to save it in her prayerbook. It was like she was covering you with her prayers.:)

I tried to lighten the picture for you. You will find it in an e-mail.

I pray your weekend has been great and you have a blessed week Renie.
Love, Hugs & Prayers

Reader Wil said...

Dear Renie! Happy belated !! I am sorry I didn't know this last week! Well I wish you still many years to come. My birthday is this week one day before St. Nicholas'Eve. Yes the Saint visites schools, shops or sometimes at home. I once played the role of St.Nic when I was young. It was fun. I didn't know that you also celebrated St.Nicholas'Eve in your homecountry.
Your sunset is gorgeous. Great to see your photo as a child. Thanks for sharing.

Beth Dunn said...

Happy Birthday! That is so fun. Thank you for your kind comments too. AND THANK YOU for ordering my book. I'm so honored. xoxo

SC

GutsyWriter said...

I know it's been a while, but I'm back to visit. I hope your Thanksgiving was full of joy. My middle son returned from University and it was nice to see him again. Thankfully he loves UCSB, Santa Barbara, California.

Reader Wil said...

Thank you dear Renie for your birthday wishes!

Beth Dunn said...

Thank you for your kind words. You are lovely! xoox

SC

Kathleen said...

Oh dear, I'm sorry to be late! Happy Birthday, wonderful Renie!

Dorothy said...

Awe..that is a beautiful photo anyway and so great to see for all. I hope all is great with your family and yes at age 63 I wonder how did I get this age so quickly...as well..

Dorothy from grammology
grammology.com

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Hello there
Just stopped by tonight to see how you are doing.
Hope everything is ok and your well
Take care and Happy Holidays
Maggie

GutsyWriter said...

Thinking of you. Hope you don't have a blizzard coming your way like Gramma Ann.

Margaret Cloud said...

Sorry I missed your birthday, happy belated, hope your special day was fun, (I have had the flu), am fine now. I bet you have a lot of snow there in the mountains. I am wishing you and your loved ones a Merry Christmas and happy New Year. Hope you don't get snowed in, ha, ha.

Midlife Mom said...

Hi Renie! Had to check in and see how you've been doing!! I have been slow getting around visiting with all of the Christmas things going on but I am really going to try to do better! Hope this finds you well and enjoying all the Christmas fun. Take care and also a very belated Happy Birthday!!!!! xoxoxo

violetlady said...

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and birthday. Mine was on the 22nd -- I was actually born on Thanksgiving in 1945.

Connie Arnold said...

Hope you had a wonderful birthday, Renie! How nice to see the photo of you as a child, and how special that your grandma saved it like that! What a beautiful sunrise!

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Renie are you OK? I have been checking on you and no new post so I am worried that something is wrong. Let me know
Maggie

Reader Wil said...

Thanks for the wonderful birthday wishes, Renie! I hope you have a nice time preparing for Christmas.

BClark said...

Hi Renie,

Was just checking by to see what is new. Hope the weather has cleared for you. I know you must be really busy getting ready for the holiday.

Best to you,
Barbara

Beth Dunn said...

Thank you for your sweet comments! I hope you are nice and warm where you are. xoxo

SC

Poetikat said...

My best wishes to you and your family for a very Merry and Blessed Christmas!

Kat

kkryno said...

Happy Holidays, Renie.

I'm sorry that I missed your birthday. I trust that it was wonderful.

:)

Deborah Wilson said...

Merry Christmas, Renie, to you and yours!

audrey` said...

Blessed Christmas to you and your loved ones, Renie =)

Dixieland57 said...

Renie,
I can see why you've had soooo many stories published. I started crying when I read your post. What an amazing story! I also fell in love with your precious grandmother.

Your new friend,
Dixie