Tuesday, October 11, 2011

~A Very Special Birthday~

Tomorrow, 10/12/11, is a very special day for us. It is my grandma Ruth's 86th birthday!

For those of you who have been following my blog for any time at all, you know that my grandma is very special to me. She has filled my life with so much happiness and laughter. She is truly the funniest person I know. From the day I was born she has showered me with love. She has taught me how to be a better person, how to have faith in God, how to brave any storm, and above all how to love.

My grandma has been through many trials in her life. She was a child during the Depression, she buried a two year old child, raised a daughter with a chronic illness, went through a divorce, battled cancer twice, and buried the love of her life. Through all of these trials she has never lost sight of the true meaning of life. She has endured and continues to strive to live the best life possible.

My grandma always has a smile on her face and she is just as beautiful inside as she is on the outside.

I don't know why I have been so blessed with such a wonderful grandma, but I thank God every single day for placing her in my life.

Please join me in wishing my beautiful grandma a very happy birthday!!!!

Thank you for visiting Yesterday Once More. I appreciate you stopping by and I hope you will continue to come back as often as possible. Don't forget to look for Yesterday Once More on facebook. I would love to see you there too.

"You can never love anyone until you first love yourself."
~Ruth Cutsinger~

All My Best,


Pamela@ Our Pioneer Homestead said...

This story, the pictures and that quote are very moving. Thanks for sharing~

Michelle said...

You have a beautiful grandma. My grandma passed away 2 years ago, I loved her so much, she is why I started blogging.
Happy Birthday to your grandma!!


TheCrankyCrow said...

Happiest of Birthdays Grandma Ruth!! Wow...what an amazingly BEAUTIFUL woman!! She looks like she should have been, or was, a movie star - and 86 you say tomorrow? When did you take that last photo of her - 30 years ago??? She doesn't look a day over marvelous....Smiles & Birthday Hugs ~ Robin

sjmcdowell said...

A very Happy Birthday to Grandma Ruth!! You are truly blessed to have her in your life. Grandmas are Gods gift
of Love to us All!!

Blessings and Happiness always,


janet said...

Your Grandma is beautiful and looks great for her age..Her story is moving but sad too because of the loss she has had..She is lucky to have you as a grandson..Her spirit for life is something I hope to have..Happy Birthday to Grandma Ruth..

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Happy Birthday Grandma Ruth!!!
I hope you enjoy your day!!!

Are you sure your Grandma is going to be 86??? She looks way to young ~ maybe you got the numbers mixed up ~ 68???

Prim Blessings

primitivemama said...

Happy Birthday grandma Ruth, You are still as beautiful as ever. Have a great birthday...Live each day like there is no other, and honor God always.

Lynn @ Painting Thyme Needfuls said...

Happy Birthday to your Grandma Ruth Dan!

nancy huggins said...

I know how special Grandmothers can be and it is so nice that you appreciate her for all she has done for you. I was very close to my grandmother and she retired from 25 years working at the big Sears store in Chicago and then she died from Throat Cancer at 67..She knew for 5 years that she had Cancer but didn't burden anyone by telling them. Happy Birthday to your Grandmother and may you get to spend many more years enjoying her and all her wisdome :)

Lee Hill Primitives said...

Your grandma is beautiful. I lost mine 5 mo ago, and I missed her so much. She was an amazing person too.Enjoy yours and celebrate each day of her life. Happy Birthday!

Trace4J said...

Happy Happy Birthday to your Sweet Grandma Ruth. Ruth is one of my favorite names. How blessed you are dear friend with such a wonderful Grandma. I was too and miss mine so very much. Your Grandma has the best smile.
Blessings Trace


Julia said...

Dan, it would be a privilege to wish your grandma Ruth Happy Birthday. The fabric of her life has been weaved with a positive fiber that is difficult to duplicate.

I always find it fascinating how God rearrange facial features to reflect the heart. Your grandmother still remains beautiful and there's a radiance that goes deeper than skin deep. Like you said, she is beautiful inside and out. You are a lucky guy. Blessings. JB

FinsFan said...

Happy birthday sweet Grandma! You do not look 86 at all......Youth sparkles in your eyes and smile. God bless you with happiness and LOTS of birthday love :)

Chris Fenwick said...

A very happy birthday to your special Grandma she is 1 year younger than my Mum and I have to say she was and still is a very beautiful lady, you are blessed Dan as is she to have you.

Raggedy Creations said...

Happy Birthday Grandma. What a lovely tribute to a lovely lady Dan.


Penny said...

Happy Birthday to your Grandma Ruth!! She was a beautiful young woman -- and is still just as beautiful at 86!!
I hope you all enjoy her birthday celebration... and I wish her many more!

Nicole said...

That is such a sweet story, Happy Birthday to your Grandma Ruth! I am blessed to have sweet grandmas also. Thank you for sharing.


Walking on Sunshine... said...

I love all the pictures! Happy Birthday to your beautiful grandmother!

Connie said...

What a beautiful lady .... sending my happy birthday wishes to your lovely grandmother Ruth, and may she enjoy many more.

Susannah said...

Happy Birthday wishes to you, Dan's Grandma! My how pretty you are! I hope the next year is your best ever.

(singing) -
Happy Birthday to you..
Happy Birthday to you..
Happy Birthday, dear Grandma...
Happy Birthday to you!


Robin said...

Happy Birthday Grandma Ruth...and many more. You are truly a beautiful lady.

Rugs and Pugs said...

Happy Birthday, Grandma Ruth and may you be blessed with many more.
Hugs :)

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Y1M said...

Happy Belated Birthday to your Grandma Dan. Hope she had a WONDERFUL day. What a gorgeous woman she is. Prayers for many more years together.


Sharon said...

happy belated birthday to your beautiful grandmother whom I might say does not look that old.
I really enjoyed the tribute that you posted for her. You are truly blessed.