1.10.2013

fifteen

And so February gives way to March, & March, after putting a rosy tinge on the flower buds, slips into April. April brings with it spring showers & then turns into May, with the scent of freshly-cut grass lingering in the air. And May rapidly rolls into June & July & then August, all full to the brim with delightful sunshine. And following swiftly on silent feet come September & October, with fall breezes, a delightful palette of autumn colours, muddy boots, & cinnamon goodness. November, rainy & dreary, but quiet & understanding, passes by. December arrives. Glorious, wonderful December. With hope, joy, pink cheeks & noses, evergreen broughs, powdery snow, & much laughter. And then January steps in again, full of promise as always. And today, January 10th, is my birthday. The day I turn fifteen.

Many, many things have happened over the past year. I'm thankful for them all - the happy & the sad. I'm thankful for all the lovely blogger friends I got to know (you guys are so sweet. all those birthday wishes on my timeline... I'm so incredibly blessed! <3). I have grown & changed, & I still have a long ways to go. This is just another bend in the road. A new, untrodden path, twisting & turning ahead, beckoning me onwards. I can't wait to start on this new adventure.

many, many hugs to you sweet friends!! <3
fifteen-year-old me

24 comments:

  1. Aw, happy birthday, Eve! :) I hope your year is full of joy and blessings! I just turned fifteen myself a few weeks ago, so I rather feel as if I can relate with you just a teensy bit more. :)

    Love in Christ,
    Emily

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  2. P.s. I dearly love the picture on your header! So gorgeous and... dreamer-ish! ;)

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  3. happy birthday! and wishing another blessed year to you! <3 ps. blogger friends are quite lovely aren't they? :)

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  4. Aww, happy birthday! Nice blog design btw!

    Na'Chelle M. from, Oh, The Possibilities!
    http://nachelleelizabethphotography.blogspot.com/

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  5. :D. Oh, and Eve? I LOVE YOUR NEW HEADER!!! It's positively lovely :D

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  6. Hi Eve! I haven't been over at your blog for a while, but I love the new look!

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I pray that 15 is a wondeful year filled with service to the LORD!

    Blessings,
    Leah Nicolette

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  7. Happy birthday, Eve! Fifteen was a special year (I just turned sixteen). I hope your's is a wonderful one full of blessings :) xo m
    ps. i like your new blog design!

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  8. your design makes me feel like when i eat a homemade donut:...happy with the simplicity of it all. :) love it.
    xx,
    Sophie

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  9. happy, happy, happy birthday. love your self portraits. i remember looking out your curtains into the cloudy, rainy sky that one october day.

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  10. Happy Birthday! Hope it was fabulous and that this year is the best one yet. Our birthdays are really close. I turn fifteen on the twenty first. Oh and have I mentioned I'm in love with your new design? So rad! xx | Natalia.

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  11. happy birthday, sweet girl! i love reading your words. x

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  12. You, your photography, your words, your blog design. It's all so fantastically beautiful. You're awesome.

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  13. so, I know I am a day late, and I meant to wish you Happy Birthday on facebook, but that yeah, never happened. :P HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Eve!
    and fifteen too! I am turning fifteen the day after Valentine's Day and I am pretty much counting the hours. I don't know why, because usually I'm not that into birthdays but I guess with this being my golden birthday and 15 has always been a favorite number for me. ;) okay, I went off on a rabbit trial there.. anyways, your photos are amazing! my favorite is the third one, and the last one looks like you pulled it off of tumblr or something. and your design is gorgeous too!!

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  14. Happy birthday dear! I hope this year will be wonderful for you.
    Love the new header, simple stunning!

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  15. Well. Happy Birthday, luv. Again :)
    I hope you had a splendid day.

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  16. Uhm, so WHY wasn't I ever following your blog? So glad I'm here now! And I know I'm a little late, but Happy Birthday! :)

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  17. Happy {belated} birthday, dear girl!!! Oh, my gracious! I can't stop staring at these photographs - they are absolutely lovely...YOU are absolutely lovely!!! ;) hope your fifteenth year treats you lovely; as lovely as you are m'dear. ;) {and can I keep saying LOVELY?!} xoxo | grace
    >>----> joyfully tending her garden walk @ gracesgardenwalk.blogspot.com

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  18. Gurrrllll.. Your photographs and words are hitting my heart in a lightening bolt of inspiration.


    -Random girl who has come across your blog and fallen in love with every. single. particle. of. it.

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  19. WHY was I not ever following you before? YOU are amazing. The end. Also, I will take that sweater if you ever hate it...

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  20. Happy belated birthday, Eve. Your photos are amazing and your post was written so beautifully. You are 15? You are such a talented, mature, inspiring young lady. So admirable. I am in love with your blog and will definitely be following.

    Victoria

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  21. OMG IT'S YOUR BIRTHDAY (was, anyway) ALL THE BIRTHDAY HEARTS.
    also i want your camera. #ehehe #youmad #idowhatiwant #allthemischeivoushashtags

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  22. Whaaat? You only just turned 15? I though you were like 17 because your photographs and writing were 'top of the line'!

    And, of course, haaaaappy birthday, Eve!

    xxx Acacia

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