Friday, July 16, 2010

So... its my birthday...





Its aged. Tattered, and faded. It almost looks like I could have photoshopped it to give it that antiqued and vintage look. But I didn't... that's me baby, over 40 years ago and its time that has well, aged it, much like myself.

Today, the treasure in the picture, is the location of the photo.  I'm on the farm my father grew up on and for all I know it was one of my first visits.  The photo was taken in July of 68, somewhere around the time when I turned 1.  What I miss is the ability to ask my dad who seems seemed to remember everything... but he blessed me with an active imagination that can fill in the gaps in my own way.  I have to wonder if that might not be a stroller my own dad once sat in?  

I've realized this week what my Dad's biggest gift is to me... the delight in the simple things.  I awoke this morning not thinking about if I will have a cake, or presents or even a party, but with a sense of knowing I am okay, that I will be okay, and that is simply enough for today.

15 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday! You were photogenic then too :) Enjoy your day!

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  2. Ooh, I love that photo. And, I'de say he gave you a huge gift.. to be able to appreciate and enjoy the little things...

    Happy Birthday!

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  3. Happy Birthday Vicky!
    Enjoy your day !
    Hope its not too hot out your way.
    :)xoxoxoxoxo

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  4. A BIG Happy Birthday to you Vicky. Enjoy your special day.

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  5. Happy Happy birthday wishes Vicky...

    I hope that it is still Friday for you and that the birthday is not yet over... and that you are still enjoying your special day...

    Happy days

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  6. What a precious photo! I love the beautiful red peonies on your right.

    The very best birthday wishes, Vicky!

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  7. Happy Birthday Vicky! I have been thinking about you a lot these last couple of weeks...

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  8. Happy Birthday Vicky. I hope you had a great day.

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  9. Happy Happy Birthday. I loved seeing you as a baby. This is a beautiful post.

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  10. Sweet post...Happy Birthday!

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  11. A very Happy belated birthday Vicky! To be able to appreciate the little things of life, no matter how successful you become is a wonderful gift. I know you miss your Dad sorely. Just know that he is ok and loves you dearly :-) Loads of love :)

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  12. Isn't that a wonderful old stroller? You look like such a sweet little girl. Happy Birthday!!!!

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