For the Queen’s 90th birthday, she poses with her Great Grandchildren: Charlotte, George; Zara and Mike Tindall; James, Viscount Severn and Lady Louise, Savannah and Isla Phillips (photo by Annie Leibowitz)
Boyer Writes would like to wish Elizabeth, Queen of Great Britain, a very happy 90th birthday. She has much to be proud of for she has outlived other monarchs whose portraits are hanging upon the majestic, great walls of her castles. I’v often wondered how one would feel looking at the faces…of the famous and infamous gone before. One bet she has talked to a few in the dark hours of the night when things were not going well. As in any family, there are heartaches.The Queen has seen her share with her own children and the death of a daughter in law, who will always be the favored memory of those who followed her every move.
One sees our children grow up and wish that they will always be successful in love and career, happy in all they do, appreciate us as parents and much more. When they first came into this world as innocent, lovely babies they have no idea the world they will be facing as they grow. Few families, the greatly honored and the unknown, live life without some major disappointments. That is why one must look at all the blessings that comes with the unexpected. We may be certain that Queen Elizabeth looks with pleasure on this picture of her and her newest Great Grand Daughter and George, who may be England’s king one day long after Elizabeth is no longer alive. Even as she did not expect to be the Queen, who knows if there will be a Queen Charlotte. Life is strange in its twists and turns.
Speaking of strange twists and turns, if you are a history buff and want to spend some time (or maybe a shorter skip-through), seeing the video of the life of Elizabeth II below, it will be worth it. So much of the world history is featured in this review of her early life and her reign as Queen. She will be remembered as a young person for standing with her royal family and her country through World War II when there was so much sadness. From the bombings of England, millions of homes were damaged or destroyed. The courage of her parents and their influence on her during this terrible time had made her who she is today.
For someone who has known few private moments in her life, compared to her duties with the public which she has taken as her life work, I would like to say that I am thankful that I am only the “queen” of my household. No trumpets have sounded for me nor will they at my funeral. There is no mass fortune in my heritage, nor are there servants to cater to my every need. I have no drivers to take me here and there, unless my husband drives. I would not change a thing. I like climbing into my truck, going wherever I please, without interruption. I would like to live as long as Elizabeth has and be able to walk about the way she does without help.
God bless the Queen and may she see only more birthdays as long as her life has meaning.