Monday, November 4, 2013

Rainbow Birthday Thoughts - Creative Monday Blog Hop

     November 4 marks another birthday for me and again as a twinless twin.  I use the day to reflect and remember good times as I know that my twin sister Janine would want me to be happy. It is not easy but I thank God that I can celebrate with my family. 
    Things keep happening to lift my spirit when I face the difficult months of each year.  Recently I saw an awesome rainbow. I had not seen one in many years. It was so huge that I stood in awe. I got some shots but my camera was not able to do it justice.  Amazingly as my family and I stood looking at it my mom recited this verse from a hymn that she used to sing in high school over 76 years ago:
                                    "O Joy that seekest me through pain,
                                     I cannot close my heart to thee;
                                     I trace the rainbow through the rain,
                                    And feel the promise is not vain,
                                    That morn shall tearless be."
   I hope I get to see a rainbow soon again. In the meantime I will treasure these shots and be comforted by the wonderful words of the hymn.

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    I am so thrilled on my birthday to say a hearty welcome to my sponsor Miranda from PURELY BY ACCIDENT . Thank you very much Miranda. Your support is greatly appreciated. Please go over and check out her blog.

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46 comments:

Miranda Malanga said...

Thank you Judy! Happy Birthday and God richest blessings.

Judy Haughton-James said...

You are welcome Miranda. Thank you so much for the birthday wishes. Have a wonderful week.

Julie Corbisiero said...

Hi and thanks for sharing those beautiful pics of the rainbow! I saw it on life on lakeshore drive.
Julie at julieslifestyle.blogspot.com

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks for stopping by and sharing your comments Julie. Have a good week.

Clairejustine oxox said...

Oh wow Judy this is an amazing rainbow, I have only seen them with dark miserable skies yours is perfect. Aww Happy Birthday hope you have a wonderful day :)

Thanks for co hosting ,,,

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thank you very much Claire. It was awesome! I had not seen one in such a very long time! It certainly lifted my spirit. I am happy to be co-hosting again.

Janine Huldie said...

Happy Birthday Judy to you and Janine. Seriously, beautiful rainbows and hope you see another one soon! :)

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thank you very much Janine! Have a wonderful week.

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Happy birthday dear Judy and I'm sure your dear sister is smiling from heaven today too! Thank you for hosting this great party. Love the rainbow pics and the couple pic is lovely too. Have a blessed week.
FABBY

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thank you very much for your wonderful comments FABBY! They have lifted my spirit. Have a great week.

June Caedmon said...

Happy birthday, Judy. A bitter sweet day for you. Your rainbow pictures are a beautiful symbol of God's promise to all of us. Have a blessed week!

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thank you very much June! Have a great week.

mail4rosey said...

I love that your mom was with you when you saw the rainbow, and that she recited that verse!

It's beautiful.

And happy birthday to you too beautiful lady!! Woo hoo! Birthdays are worth celebrating. :)

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks a lot Rosey! I love the verse of the hymn. So uplifting. I had not seen a rainbow is such a long time! It was awesome. Have a good day.

Katherines Corner said...

Happy birthday wishes my sweet friend. Wishing you many beautiful rainbows. Thank you for hosting xo

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thank you so much Katie! I can't wait to see another rainbow. Have a great day my friend.

Michelle Liew said...

Happy birthday, Judy! May you have a great year ahead now!

Sandee said...

♪♪Happy Birthday to you,♪♪
♪♪Happy Birthday to you,♪♪
♪♪Happy Birthday Dear Judy,♪♪
♪♪Happy Birthday to you.♪♪

alissa apel said...

Rainbows are so pretty! They'd be even better if there was really gold under them. ;)

Judy Haughton-James said...

So true Alissa!

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks a lot for the wonderful birthday greeting Sandee!

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thank you very much Michelle!

Winnie said...

❤ HAPPY BIRTHDAY Judy ❤
gorgeous photos!!

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks a lot for the beautiful greeting Winnie!

Julie Corbisiero said...

Hi Judy, Happy Birthday! I did not realize when I visited your blog yesterday! I am new to your blog party and following you and thanks for hosting. I look forward to more of your parties. I think it was your sister who sent that rainbow to you. Please smile today and I am sending you a hug.
Julie at julieslifestyle.blogspot.com

Theresa said...

Happy Birthday Judy! I hope you have a lovely day! And thank you for sharing those lovely rainbow photos!

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thank you very much Theresa! Enjoy the rest of your day.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks a lot Julie! Have a great week.

Jenn said...

I hope you had a lovely birthday Judy...the photos are fabulous!

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Jenn. I had a good day with my family.

Jill Shepherd said...

Beautiful rainbow shots Judy! And I hope you had a very happy birthday!

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a fabulous week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success
http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

Dee @ A Lapin Life said...

WOW! Your pictures are gorgeous!!! I love the rainbow.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks a lot Jill! Enjoy the rest of your week.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thank you very much Dee!

Maria said...

these photos are absolutely incredible, judy! that rainbow is amazing and i can only imagine what it must feel like to be able to see sights like that all the time where you live. thank you so much for all you share!! xoxox
maria

Susan@Organized31 said...

Happy birthday to you and your sister. How beautiful that the rainbow and your mom's song were sent to remind you of just what you needed. Beautiful. Thanks for sharing at Inspire Us Thursday on Organized 31.

Michell Pulliam said...

Ahhh BEAUTIFUL! I love rainbows, and you're right...that is a BIG one! Don't you just hate that...when your camera doesn't do the object justice? What a beautiful poem and Happy Birthday again! Blessings my friend!

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks a lot Susan. The rainbow and the verse from the hymn certainly lifted my spirit.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks a lot Michell! God Bless.

Judy Haughton-James said...

I was so happy to see this huge rainbow Maria! It certainly lifted my spirit.

Mascha said...

Ohh, that's amazing pictures!
(I will join to you at creative mondays in future, I've found your blog over "Make my Saturday Sweet"))
Greetings from Germany :-)

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Mascha! I look forward to you linking up at our next Creative Monday Blog Hop which goes live this afternoon. Have a good week.

Laura said...

Happy belated birthday, Judy. I have had that rainbow experience during a few very sad times myself. It feels just like a gift from God to lift us up. I know that hymn--isn't it wonderful how God's truth can strengthen us? Hope you are having a beautiful Sunday!

Laura from Sunday View

Lauren Thompson said...

Happy Birthday to you, and what beautiful rainbows. Thank you for sharing and for linking up with This Momma's Meandering Mondays!

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks a lot Lauren. Have a good week.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks a lot Laura! The rainbow experience was so wonderful and lifted my spirit. The words of the hymn are awesome. I am so glad my mom was able to share them with me.

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