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Monday, December 26, 2011

Five. 0.





It's finally here.
I've been thinking about it a lot this year.
Thinking of how my body has changed so over the years....
and that even my face has changed.
Under my jaws are these saggy things that have appeared
that weren't there before!!!

I had to have dental work this past year and not just your
typical stuff either! We're talking replacements!!!
But I'm so thankful, that as expensive as it is,
I was able to have it done ~

It's funny though...
that as I reach this numerical milestone,
in my mind,
I still think of myself as that nineteen year old...
soon to be married,
and so excited about the time ahead of me!!!




Time passes so quickly,
my babies have arrived and grown into men,
and here I am.
One thankful girl!!!!
No matter what age I am,
I am thankful for each and every minute
I have been given on this earth ~
to enjoy my childhood, with my mama, daddy and brothers ~
then with my precious husband and our thirty plus year marriage and
the gift of our five sweet sons.
And now to have the gift of a granddaughter?
That's the icing!!!!!!
Whatever's left from here on out is the icing......
don't you think?!!!!!



Thank you always for stopping by here,
for reading my thoughts and for leaving yours!!!
love you all so much,
Dawn



65 comments:

sonya said...

Happy Birthday sweet Dawn! You know I was just thinking about how much my body has changed and how I wonder how it happened! When yesterday I swear I was just 20 years old! :) But body shape aside, I am really happy and thankful what I do have!
Many more blessed years to you, dear girl!
Love and hugs,
Sonya

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Wishing you a very Happy Birthday dear Dawn... and many more wonderful days to celebrate ahead. :-)

Huggies,
Spencer

Tina @ TinyBear Studio said...

Wishing you a very Happy Birthday Dear Dawn. I hope you´ll have a fantistic day and many more to come.
Only 6 more days to my 'five o' day ;o)
time is passing so fast...
Have a wonderful day sweet friend
xoxo

sissie said...

Happy Birthday Dawn! I never really thought about it but you are right.....from this day forward it is all icing on the cake! What a lovely thought.

I love being 62, so 50 is just the beginning of an even more beautiful life.

hugs
Sissie

Becky J Stephens said...

Happy Birthday Dawn! I just celebrated my 50th yesterday. Wow, we have more in common than I realized! Have a blessed day and a Happy New Year too!

Becky

Brenda said...

Happy birthday Dawn!!! You share a birthday with my best friend of over 30 years. Have a blessed day!

Theresa said...

Happy 50! It isn't soooo bad:) I am now 57 and still feel like a youngsta! Have a blessed day my friend, hope you will have a wonderful year being 50! HUGS!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Happy Birthday, Dawn! I'm glad to know I'm not the only one wondering how or why I'm a 19-year-old trapped in a 48 year-old body! It seems like only yesterday that I got married or spent Christmas with my own young children. Now, here I am having spent Christmas with my 17 month old granddaughter!

madrekarin said...

Happy birthday, Dawn! 50? It's just a number backed by experience that makes you who you are- fabulous. :) I hope you have a wonderful day.

madrekarin said...

Happy birthday, Dawn! 50? It's just a number backed by experience that makes you who you are- fabulous. :) I hope you have a wonderful day.

Diane said...

50? Your still a young'un! Happy Birthday and many, many more.

Shirley Hatfield said...

Happy Birthday! You are right...everything from here on in is icing! George and I are baby boomer class of 1955...but I don't mind being the same age as Disneyland...I am a child when I'm there. =D

Karen B. said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!
You sweet and lovely lady have a wonderful day!!!

much love and hugs
Karen B. ~ Todolwen

NanaDiana said...

Happy Birthday, Dawn. You are hitting your 50's with the right attitude. I think 50 was my favorite age ever! God bless you and enjoy every moment with that new granddoll~ xo Diana

Jamie said...

Happy Birthday Sweet Friend!!!! Thank you for being wonderful you! Love, Jamie

miss lynn said...

happy*happy
day to you,
birthday girl!

you inspire
and bless us so!
have a wonderful
day, and don't
forget to treat
yourself!

xoxoxo

Wendy @HerBallistic Garden said...

Happy Birthday Dawn! I, too, will be 50 within 6 months and feel the same as you...that younger self is soooo prevalent! You seem very calm, serene and happy and that's all that counts! Have a wonderful day! xo

Shelley said...

Its a beautiful post Dawn....and very well put...as you...I am in a new season of life but,embracing all it holds and feeling very blessed indeed...may your New Year bring all you need....blessings dear friend.

Shelley said...

And Oh,yes...I love that sweet dolly :)

sharong said...

Happy Birthday Dawn, your as young as you feel.love from a 62 year young.

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

I just turned 50 also....8 years ago! The last 8 years have flown by as does time the older you get, and I think that is why we feel so happy to be able to enjoy each day we have on this earth. It does seem like yesterday I was that 19 yr old too so excited to be marrying my handsome fiance. Next year it will be 40 years and I have had a very blessed life! Like you said everything now is the "icing"!~Hugs, Patti

Cathy K said...

Happy Biirthday, Dear Dawn! You are definitely one lucky girl! But we, your faithful reader friends are lucky, too. We have you. And even those of us who don't comment much are here for you! May your Birthday be as blessed as your life! Hugs, Cathy

Eileen said...

Dawn, have a wonderful birthday no matter what "year" it is. The years do not stop passing us by, so it really is just a number anyway! You are beautiful inside and out, and a blessing to all the lives you touch. Happy Birthday!

High Street Cottage said...

What a wonderful post! I was talking with a friend about this very thing, how we change sooo much as we age, and mostly not for the better ;) But the reward is we do get much wiser. Love your photos, brilliant!

Miss Sandy said...

Happy Birthday sweet friend!!!

Yes I think everything from here on out is indeed icing on the cake, the sweetest part of life. We know how to relax, savor, and enjoy it, a lesson that takes many years to learn I think.

Hope your day is a happy one!

Richard Cottrell said...

A Birthay at Christmas is always bad as you kinda loose out on one or the other. Richard from My Old Hi

Cyn said...

Funny how those things just start popping up around on your body. I know I am at an age where I am noticing them. But the blessings of this life sure outway all that don't they? YEs MORE icing!!!!!

Kathryn Ross said...

Happiest of birthdays, fellow nineteen year old! We must always keep our child alive within! That is where all the wonder is - and the treasure box of creativity! Love the little doll image - yes - battered a bit, but better for it I be.

Joy!
Kathy

Nadine said...

Happy Birthday Dawn!

Blessings!
~Nadine

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

50? piece of cake!
Enjoy every minute!
:)
Happy Birthday!

At Home in English Valley said...

Happy birthday dearest Dawn...May you stay forever young! Love, Penny, At Home in English Valley

Carole said...

Happy Birthday dear Dawn!!! It's just a number as they say. You are 19 in your heart and that's what counts!

hugs
Carole

Vee said...

You have always done an amazing job of counting your blessings! Yes, and not only all of that, but we get to live happily ever after, too, if...

Sheila R - Blessed and Distressed said...

Happy Birthday! Enjoy all your blessings of 50 years.

Jann said...

Happy Birthday, Dawn!

GiGi said...

I hear 50 is the new 30. I can believe that! I actually love being over the 50 mark. It's a kind of freedom I think. Hope you have had a lovely day.

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Happy Happy Birthday, Dawn, I hear ya for sure! I don't think of myself as the age I am either, and when I look in the mirror, I'm always surprised. But hey lovely lady, you're beautiful at any age! xoxo

Romeo said...

Happy Birthday Dawn!!!!! I can so totally relate to your aging thoughts - I think our bodies have stage a mutiny. Because surely we are not "that" old. Are we?!

Hugs,

Deborah and of course Romeo

brenlubrant said...

Happy birthday, Dawn. You are still a young gal. Wait until you are past 60 like me. Yes, time is going too quickly. We all need to try and enjoy every moment of it.

S. said...

Happy Birthday Dawn! Enjoy all your blessings and may you celebrate many more healthy birthdays.
I'm a faithful reader of your blog and thank you for sharing so many great things with us.
Warmest regards from Mexico ~

Eliza Freitas said...

Hello Dawn! Congratulations on this special day, everything that is wonderful in his life, along with his beautiful family!
What today and forever all your dreams come true and never stop dreaming and believing!
Kisses in the heart!
Eliza

Createology said...

Happy Belated Birthday. I find I am so much more relaxed about life now that I am long over the age of youth. I embrace my years of life. Enjoy and celebrate your entire year of this milestone...

Maggie said...

Five. O. A big milestone, with lots of life still ahead of you! Have a wonderful year, and thanks for sharing so much with us!

maggie

The Rustic Victorian said...

Happy Birthday Miz Dawn! I relate, I will be 60 this year,,,I wonder who that is in the mirror these days, darn old gravity anyways! I just say O-well and smile that I can still stand up to brush my teeth....that I have teeth even,,lol
Love
Marcie

lifespassion said...

Have a happy 50th Dawn! Been there, done that, reflected much, now on to the next decade! Hope it was wonderful for you !

A Cottage Muse said...

Happy Birthday to you!!

Leslie said...

Happy happy Birthday!!!!

LADY JANE said...

Happy Birthday Sweet Dawn! I think of 50 (50 something for ME) as having the chance to celebrate turning 25 twice.....and YES you are so right...lol...Grandaughters are the icing on the cake of life! Oh...and may we NEVER be to old (or iced) to play with dolls! CELEBRATE girl...you deserve it!

Anonymous said...

Happiest of fresh, new years to you Dawn as you celebrate your birthday - the best of everything to you! Elaine

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, sweet girl! I had mine on the 23rd, but much older (64). It is truly amazing how fast the time goes. My 50th year was the best of my life (honest) so I hope yours is too!
Love, QueenMarcy

Lynns Lovelies said...

Happy Birthday Dawn....and welcome to the 5.0, Club!!I love that you used my creation as your "icing"!!I just love that little dolly:)
Have a spectacular day and celebrate every moment life has to offer!
Hugs, love and blessings,
~Lynn♥

LBP said...

50 is where it's at!!! I turned 50 last year and ran my first 5K where I came in second in my age group! I have never felt better about where I am in life! Congratulations on hitting the half century mark!

Blessings

Linda

Cindy said...

I am 53 and my 50's have been the best time of my life! Congratulations and welcome to the 50's club!

Lee said...

Happy Happy Birthday. I am turning 45 in Feb, and I too can see changes- changes every where!! Sometimes that's not a bad thing. Let's hope this year brings us both lots and lots of happiness!

Linda K. said...

You are beautiful inside and out. Your talent shines through. Happy day dear Dawn!

Love, Linda
Queen Bee Cottage

Lovey said...

Thankful, Blessed and Beautiful! Joy, Joy, Joy!! You are all that and then some!!!! Happy Belated! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Happy Belated Birthday, dear Dawn! Your face might have changed over the years but the picture you took after your dental work proofs that you are still so beautiful. Hopefully you had a wonderful birthday party with your family and friends.
Hugs to you,
Julia

Lisa said...

Hi precious friend,
Look at all the people who turned out to wish you a happy day! Look who's at the bottom of the list, LOL. You know I get what your saying. It seems one year ago I was smoking a Virgina slim and rocking out to Journey. Now I'm an old lady with 3 kids! You are beautiful Dawn, you've made a beautiful life for your family & you generously share it with us. Enjoy those wrinkles & grey hairs because you earned every one of them!
Lisa
PS I thought the doll had frosting on her face in the last pic!

JEANNE ILLENYE said...

Oh my! We share a birthday today! Happy Birthday!! I've been so enjoying your blog and beautiful creations! Agreed, the rest is icing on the cake! :o)

Dorthe said...

Sweetie Dawn- congratulations, dear-
I am 10 plus you- and still feel like 20 inside, and I think that as long we do that, all is well, and coundn`t be better- even the mirror tells us something else.
But you still looks beautiful from outside, and I know you are so very beautiful inside,too.
I hope your day was beautiful,too dear friend.
Love and hugs, Dorthe

marie said...

I hope you had a happy day Dawn! You have such a beautiful outlook on life. You and your blog are such a sweet gift to so many of us!

Isn't the icing the best!! : )

Deb said...

Happy Birthday Dawn!
Welcome to the 50's Club ♥

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Life is better after 50, welcome to the club and happy birthday!

Jan Ely said...

Happy Birthday, young lady! May every year get sweeter and sweeter!

Nita Jo said...

Awww Dawn, you're still a youngster next to me. Thanks for sharing your blessings and your life with us. Happy Belated Birthday wishes! May this be a year of unimagined joys for you!

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