Tuesday, June 22, 2010

The Years In Your Life...


Don't you just love this sketch?  This is the CAS challenge over on SCS this week.  If you are a lover of CAS, you will want to check it out HERE
This is going to be my mom's birthday card.  She will be turning 60 in a couple of weeks and is really having a tough time with it.  Don't worry...my mom never reads my blog since she only gets on the computer to play solitaire, so she won't see it! LOL!
I don't really understand why people have a hard time with aging.  Yeah...sure it would be great to look 25 all of the time, but with age I think you get so much more out of life.  When I look at what was important to me when I was 25 compared to what I value now, I will definitely take my 35 year old self, thank you very much!
I love my mom dearly, and have told her more than once that turning 60 is so much better than the alternative.  I also remind her that so many people are not fortunate enough to live that long.  My husbands dad passed away when he was only 47, and I am sure he would love to be celebrating his 60th birthday with his dad this year.  I have a friend who's son died of brain cancer when he was only 6.  Is turning 60 really a crisis?  I think not.
I think we all should pay more attention to making the most of each and every day.  I for one, want to work hard at the life in my years, not worry about the years left in my life.
Maybe I should right this inside of my mom's birthday card....hmmmmm.....

6 comments:

de said...

I'm loving this! The colors are amazing!

Laura Pryor said...

I love yellow and grey together! Anazing design!!

Crystal said...

This is GREAT Emily love love grey and yellow together..AWESOME!

Becky said...

Well said Emily!!

BonnieRose said...

Here Here gf.. great post! I'll be turning 50 in 2012, and at times I think wow 50.. but then.. I think.. I wanna be a youthful vibrant 50 year old, full of life in my years like you say... age is but a number.. it's all about your attitude. She should be celebrating and embracing her life! She should look in the mirror and say.. man, I don't look that bad! hugs to you... yeah u shud let her read your post and read all the comments too! hugs

Bekah said...

Emily, You tell your mom she looks AWESOME, no matter how old she is (and I had no idea it was 60!!)- and she is so full of life, love, and energy- I can only hope to be like her when I am her age. and you can tell her I said that!