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Monday, January 19, 2009

Simple Things Make The Best Birthday



When my children were younger, they would ask me what I wanted for my birthday and I would always tell them PEACE. My teenagers would get so mad at me about that. They just wanted to buy me something. I guess that was easier to give than peace. Ha! But that is truly what I wanted and at that time with teenagers, there wasn't much peace in the house if you know what I mean. That is still my hearts desire. I don't need anything. Oh there are a lot of things that I want but don't we all have those lists. So far, my "sweet honey" took me on a weekend trip to Gatlinburg and pampered me like you wouldn't believe. We didn't do anything except relax and it was so nice. We are home now and My "sweet daughter", Maranda brought me a coke while I was still in bed this morning with a "happy birthday." (she knows how I love a coke in the mornings-actually her or my "sweet honey" do that a lot). My "sweet dad" made me a Sweet potato cobbler and I put it on my cooking blog. My 13 year old grandaughter, Triston called to wish me a Happy Birthday. She was at a friends house and called when they woke up. It meant a lot to me for her to think of me while she was with her friends. My "sweet daughter", Mandy called and let "little bit", my new grandson, Davis talk to me on the phone which was actually a lot of grunts and moans! It was sweet. So precious! My "sweet daughter", Shannon & my other 2 grandchildren, Alyssa & Brett called and sung to me. It was priceless. My "sweet son" told me happy birthday today and didn't even realize it but he gave me something really special when he was on the deans lists at college this past semester. I was very proud. My Mom called and sung her annual birthday song and she also did a post for me on her blog. It was so sweet and meant the world to me. My "sweet son in law", Dusty called me and asked me if I was 33 or 34 years old today. I think he was trying to make me feel good. It gave me a good laugh anyway. I had several friends call & email and wish me a Happy birthday. Then it started snowing here. I don't know if you can see the snow much in the pictures but I loved it. When Maranda came home from work it was really snowing hard. We got out and pretended to throw snowballs even though there was not enough snow. My "sweet honey" drove up & we were laughing so hard we were crying. I think he thought we were crazy even though he is the one that took the picture. (sorry about the picture being so dark). It doesn't take a lot of money to make a birthday special for someone. Simple things are the best, especially PEACE. Thank you all for making my day special.

10 comments:

Danetta said...

It sounds like you had a wonderful birthday. Happy Birthday!

peppylady said...

Happy Birthday.

Needled Mom said...

It does sound like an absolutely perfect day.

I remember my own mother answering us with a similar response when we asked her what she wanted for Christmas, Mother's Day or her birthday. It was always, "one day with no fighting or arguing." We always thought it to be such an obnoxious answer.

Alice Grace said...

YOur birthday shows a loving response from everyone who knows you! You deserve all the pampering you can get! and of course, PEACE!

QuiltedSimple said...

Happy Birthday - what a wonderful way to celebrate!
Kris

Darla said...

JUST GREAT! A little late but here it goes.
A Happy Birthday to You
A Happy Birthday to You
Everyday of the Year,
May YOU FEeL JESUS NEAR,
A Happy Birthday to You
A Happy Birthday to You
And the BEST Year You've ever had!!!

Carliea said...

love Darla's song for you. I am so glad you had a peaceful, joyful day and a wonderful weekend. No one more deserving.

Sal said...

So sorry to be late with my birthday wishes, but I really hope you had an amazing day!
God Bless.
Sal

Behki said...

the sweet potato cobbler looks yum!! I get to see Davis tomorrow!!! Im so excited try not to be too jealous ;)

Brenda Sue said...

Hey! You left out your old sister here in Nashville who also called you! I also love you VERY MUCH. You have always been my inspiration! Keep up the great work being the wonderful mother, wife, daughter, sister, granny, aunt and friend! We all love you very much! Talk to you soon! B