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



  One thought on “Weekly photo challenge: In admiration of Ruby

  1. May 1, 2016 at 8:29 pm

    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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    • May 1, 2016 at 8:31 pm

      Thanks so much for your kind wishes and words Miriam. I’m hoping she’ll be thrilled to have her photo on my blog 😊

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      • May 1, 2016 at 8:55 pm

        I’m sure she will be. Such a lovely idea to write this. 🙂

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        • May 1, 2016 at 9:06 pm

          I know the girls loved the poems she wrote them for their birthdays so it seemed very appropriate 🙂

          Liked by 1 person

          • May 3, 2016 at 2:38 pm

            Debbie, would you mind if I linked to this post in my own Weekly challenge post. You’ve inspired me to do something very similar for my mum and I love the idea of your acrostic poem.

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  2. May 1, 2016 at 8:34 pm

    Happy Birthday, Ruby!
    Nice post, Deb.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. May 1, 2016 at 9:06 pm

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

    Liked by 1 person

    • May 1, 2016 at 9:07 pm

      Thanks Desley, we’ve had a huge weekend of driving but it was worth it to help her celebrate.

      Liked by 1 person

      • May 1, 2016 at 9:09 pm

        I’m sure she appreciated you visiting! Did you share the poem with her?

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        • May 1, 2016 at 9:13 pm

          She really enjoyed us going to see her. I wrote the poem on the way home in the car. She’s an avid reader of my blog, so she’ll see it eventually. 😬

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  4. graydaysandcoffee
    May 2, 2016 at 12:19 am

    Happy Birthday to Ruby!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. May 2, 2016 at 10:10 pm

    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.

    Liked by 1 person

    • May 3, 2016 at 5:01 pm

      Thanks for taking the time to comment Lucile. You inspired me with your black and white portraits 😊


      • May 11, 2016 at 5:21 am

        Sorry for the late reply, Debbie. If i have time, I make sure to visit your house! I’m honored to have inspired you! Thanks.

        Liked by 1 person

  6. May 2, 2016 at 10:39 pm

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

    Liked by 1 person

    • May 3, 2016 at 4:59 pm

      Yes they do indeed have them in safe spot Louise. Thanks for your lovely comment too.

      Liked by 1 person

  7. May 3, 2016 at 2:56 pm

    Ruby sounds like a real gem not only in name 🙂

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  8. May 31, 2016 at 4:08 am

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

    Liked by 1 person

    • May 31, 2016 at 8:13 pm

      Thankyou! It was fun for us all to be together.


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