Irene and Ruth, two sisters. Lifelong best friends. I love the way they're standing with their arms around each other. And check out the lining of their sunbonnets - so cute.
Today is Ruth's 80th birthday. Ruth is my mother-in-law, a woman whom I admire very much.
Here's Ruth again, older now, with her brother and a friend I believe. Doesn't she have a lovely smile?
Ruth graduated from nursing school in Calgary in 1953. She met her husband there, and together they had four children. My husband, Tim, is the second oldest.
Her life hasn't been easy, but the stories would take hours to tell. She's just finished writing a book about her life, and her family's history. I'm looking forward to reading it.
Ruth's faith in God through good and not so good times is an inspiration to me. She prays for her children, her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She lives a quiet life, but one with great influence in the prayer arena as she prays for God's people around the globe.
Ruth is a faithful reader of my blog. So to you, Mum, I'm saying, Happy, Happy Birthday! We love you so much and wish we could hug you in person.