Wednesday, March 9, 2011

in my fifty second year


One of the things about blogging is that when you say you are going to do something. ..
someone is bound to remember.
Jill did.

I had blogged a few years ago my hope that I would take a yearly picture of my face. . .
so that I could watch myself age gracefully and truthfully.

When I re-posted last years picture for this years birthday post in February. .
Jill requested an update.

So. ..here is a picture taken several months ago during my 52 year. 
Do you see what I see?

Look closely. .
no I am not talking about the lines. . .though there are a few new ones.

I am talking about Joy.
I have joy. . .pure God given. .  joy.
Should we not celebrate even that?

all for now. .

18 comments:

  1. Lovella, you are truly a beautiful women - inside and out! Have a lovely day. - Kirsten

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  2. That is a beautiful picture of you!!! It looks like it belongs on a book cover somewhere.
    Yes... focus on and celebrate the smiles along life's way.

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  3. I see a beautiful joyful face! Keep on celebrating Lovella:)

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  4. What a beautiful picture Lovella! You can truly see the joy radiating from your face. What more could a girl want?

    Shirley

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  5. Oh, I should have added, not to make you feel bad or anything but......are you not in your fifty third year when you turn 52???

    Shirley

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  6. Yes...celebrate joy...in each and every year! Lovely pic, Lovella!

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  7. Joy. That was the first thing that came to mind when I saw this beautiful picture of you. You are lovely!

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  8. Yes, especially that! That is a very lovely photo of you.

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  9. Lovella...I do believe Joy could be your middle name! And I have been around for a while here...and I can testify that you are looking better and better every year!!!

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  10. Shirley . .so true. .the only way I can truthfully say it was in my 52 year was that it was taken before my birthday. I did smile when you said it ..and I could hear you chuckle!

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  11. That is a beautiful joyful photo of you for sure Lovella!

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  12. This is a wonderful portrait of you Lovella! You look more 25 than 52!

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  13. A beautiful and gracious woman would be the words I would choose to describe you in your 52nd year. You radiate God's love. Happy Birthday to you! Aging looks good on you.

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  14. It doesn't get much better than that - joy!

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  15. You are truly aging beautifully!! A lovely picture and, yes, I see the joy very plainly....

    Happy Birthday!

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  16. Beautiful lady in a beautiful photo. I am glad you decided to continue with the yearly documentary photo. By the way, who was your photographer?

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  17. This is a lovely photo and you look truly joyous!

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Thank you!