Friday, May 14, 2010

Eighteen Years Gone With The Wind

Two Brothers, Eli (right)  Antonio  (left)

This photo of my grandsons was taken when Antonio was about 5 years old.
My eldest daughter, his Aunty dressed the boys in old world clothes prior taking the snap.

 Antonio turned eighteen years old last week. He is pictured here at school in uniform. 
In his final year he looks forward to completing exams and attaining a good O.P. result to enter University. 

Coming from an Italian background, he will spend a year in Italy before commencing studies to become a Physical Education Teacher.

 Antonio's eighteenth birthday.
He is pictured on the left of his mother (my daughter) with his younger brother on the right.
It's a long way from the photo of the two little boys above.

The Joy That You Give...
Time is not measured by the years that you live.
But by the deed that you do, and the joy that you give.
(Helen Steiner Rice)

Those who plan what is good find love and faithfulness.
(Proverbs 14:22) The Bible is the way to go.


  1. Time seems to go by so fast when it comes to our children growing up. I really enjoyed reading this post and looking at the wonderful pictures. God bless, Lloyd

  2. I find it amazing when I go on Facebook and see photos of my former students with their own children!

  3. Happy Belated Birthday to Antonio,
    They seem brilliant and happy.
    Enjoy A Fantastic Friday!

  4. Hello Lloyd, Sr Ann Marie and Jingle, Yes life rushes past so quickly. Its hard to believe its gone until you look back.God bless you all.

  5. What an adorable photo of the two young boys. How wonderful to get to spend a year in Italy!


  6. it's amazing how quickly times passes! your grandsons are such handsome men, then and now and you're obviously very proud of them :) i would be , too!! thanks for sharing such precious family photos with us, crystal mary...and yes, the Bible is the only way to go ;)

  7. Thank you for sharing all of this wonderful post!

  8. I echo everyone's comments...of how fast time flies by. It's amazing to see, too the achievements he had attained and will continue to strive for. God bless.

  9. Poetikat, Sheri, RCubes, Gayle, Thank you, Antonio has come through much, yet he marches on with a smile. He is a vision of hope in an often hopeless world. Hugs to all.

  10. It amazes me how fast time does fly by! I agree nice post!

  11. Hi Gayle, Whidbey woman and Busy mum,Thank you for stopping by.

  12. Two charming young boys have grown to be two handsome young men. You must be very proud.

  13. Yes, charming is the right word for that first photograph. Here's to all those who march on through troubled with a smile.

  14. Wonderful portrait of the two little boys. Time certainly does fly, and Sepia Saturday helps remind you just how quickly.

  15. What great looking kids and grandkids. Love the photos.

  16. Enjoyed your post for today. The boys are precious and your daughter is beautiful. Nobody can say what a life is until it is finished. I hate to hear someone say of a person still living "what a failure" or even at death. That is between our heart and God only. Thank goodness.My SS is late today.

  17. What a fun post. It was interesting to see the two boys in older-fashioned clothes in a sepia photograph, looking like it was taken a hundred years ago, and then suddenly see the boys all grown up in modern times. Do they like the childhood photo? Best wishes to all of you.

  18. They did a great job dressing them in dated clothing. I really did think it was an older shot. The two guys sure grew up to be fine looking young men.

  19. as with good Wine aging is impotant.


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