Weekly photo challenge: In admiration of Ruby

Birthday girl!

Birthday girl!

Show us someone or something you admire (and tell us about them, too)! 

This week’s photo challenge is all about admiration.  As we’ve just been to see my mother-in-law to help celebrate her birthday, I thought I’d share a few words about Ruby!

R – Reflective, reliable, responsible, resplendent and rational – a calming influence, willing to share her wisdom with all

U – Unique, upbeat, unruffled, understanding and unimpeachable – dealing with all of life’s unfairness in her own way

B –  Bright, brave, bereaved and a beautiful person inside and out

Y – Young at heart – always!

We always enjoy spending time with Ruby & Les and it was just the way she wanted to celebrate – family, nibbles and games!  I’m sure you will join me in wishing Ruby a very happy birthday.  I admire her for all sorts of reasons – the words above just scratch the surface.

Ruby once wrote each of my daughters a similar acrostic poem for their birthdays, so I thought I’d write one for her on her birthday too!

Deb x



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  1. What a lovely tribute to your mother-in-law. She looks and sounds like a remarkable woman, Deb. Warmest wishes to her on her birthday. 🙂

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  2. Happy Birthday, Ruby!
    Nice post, Deb.

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  3. Such a wonderful poem for a beautiful lady. Happy birthday to Ruby 😊

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  4. Very beautiful tribute to your MIL. I wish her many happy and healthy returns. She seems to have what it takes for a long life!
    The photo is gorgeous. Touching post.

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  5. Another lovely post. Hope the girls have the acrostic birthday poems in a momentos box somewhere.

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  6. Ruby sounds like a real gem not only in name 🙂

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  7. Beautiful photo and here’s to the Y – for me too ! Always want to be the Young at Heart at all ages 😉 Lovely celebration.

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