Monday, November 13, 2006

Birthday Thank You's

A big thank you to everyone for all their well wishes for my birthday. I turn 46 (yikes) at 7 p.m. tonight and I will be celebrating way into January. Let the festivities begin!

I feel so fortunate to have been given life for this many years, and I try not to take any day for granted. I have been blessed with a wonderful family, starting with my parents and my three brothers. I love them all dearly and I still miss my father, who I lost five years ago. With my brothers came my sisters-in-law, my three nieces, my nephew, my grand niece and two grand nephews. Dear, I do sound old now. Then came the hub who entered my life and has been by my side for over twenty years. He first gave me a whole other family to love, a mother- and father-in-law, three more brothers and a sister. And thus, later, I was given three more sisters-in-law, four more nieces and one more nephew, phew! Oh, and the hub also gave me the gift of motherhood. Two wonderful boys we have that I will cherish for the rest of my days.

And so you see, I have so much in my life that I should be celebrating every day (which I really do). But I especially look at my birthday as a time to reflect on my life and all that I have been given in love. Not only do I have my family but also many dear friends. Now my friends extend to my blogging community which goes way beyond blogging.

So, if you're out today and see a wonderful cupcake or a special dessert, get it. Eat it. Enjoy it. Enjoy your day like it's your birthday. Be frivolous, be silly and do something extra fun. I won't tell if you don't.

You know what I'll be doing. "I'm gonna party like it's my birfhday!"

32 comments:

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

I wish you a very Happy Birthday, Rosa!!! May you have a lot of pleasure tonight with all you loved ones...

SOINSPIRED said...

Happy Birthday Rosa my dear blogging instructor. Have a blessed day.

PEA said...

Oh dear, I had no idea your birthday was today!!! Good thing I haven't done up my post for today yet, will be sure to include a special birthday greeting for you:-) Happy Birthday dear Rosa, may you have the very best day!!! Hugs xoxo

Tammy said...

Happy Birthday to YOU!!
Happy Birthday to YOU!!
Happy Birthday dear Rosemary!!
Happy Birthday to YOU!!
...and many more!!
<(:-D)
oh...and what a nice excuse to have a piece of something ooey~goey today!!
I'll say Happy Birthday again when I do!!
Love YOU!!!
Love & Hugs!!!

Linda said...

Happy Birthday! You are only in your 40's?!! That sounds so young to me now. Time goes by so quickly. Before you know it your children will be married and you will have grandchildren. Have a great day!

Mrs. Staggs said...

Does this mean I can hold off on starting my diet one more day? Lol!
Best wishes to you today...with lots of love!

Janet said...

Happy Birthday!!! And 46 is NOT old! Anyway you're only as old as you want to be.

And I also believe in celebrating birthdays for as long as you want so party on!!

Janet said...

Happy Birthday!!! And 46 is NOT old! Anyway you're only as old as you want to be.

And I also believe in celebrating birthdays for as long as you want so party on!!

Geek+Nerd said...

Happy Birthday Rosa! I hope that your day is filled with love and celebration!

Ulla said...

Rosa dear Rosa, I hope you had the HAPPIEST of Birthdays!!! Blessings to you!!! I will indeed eat a cupcake, sprinkled with a colorful mix of friendship, fairy hugs, creative inspiration and wafting rainbow scents... in your honour!

LisaOceandreamer said...

Happy Happy Happy Birthday dear Rosa
may your day be filled with delight and the all the joy you so richly deserve.
I was glad to read you'll be celebrating all the way to January.....wink wink.
XOXO

FarmgirlCyn said...

The happiest of birthdays to you, dear Rosa! Your cup overfloweth!

Pretty Lady said...

Happy Birthday, Pea send us to meet you and congratulate you on your birthday!

Pam Aries said...

Ooops.I left my comment on your ATC post~~~~~~

Naturegirl said...

~*~*HAPPY BIRTHDAY*~*~
from naturegirl..I was sent by Fairy Lisa to spread some joy but I see you *~ARE FILLED WITH JOY IN YOUR LIFE! ~*
Happy Day and YES eat cake!

Vita said...

Happy birthday to you. Happy Birthday to you. Happy Birthday dear Rosa, Happy birthday to you! And many more...

Sheila said...

*HAPPY BIRTHDAY*!!!
Lisa(oceandreamer)sent me.
Here's hoping you have a splendiferous day, with everything your heart desires....46! you are but a child..!

miss*R said...

Hey miss*r (hee, hee) hope your birthday is a happy one. I have had so much trouble trying to get here.. but I am so glad that I did xoxooxo

Pam Aries said...

I am so glad Lisa sent me over! Now you are bookmarked! hhee hhheeee! Eat some extra cake for me if it's chocolate!!!!

kansasrose said...

YO ROSA! (I love the sound of that...) ROCK ON GIRL! 46 is young....dance, drink, eat, laugh, sing like no one is around to hear and you know;)...My baby girl turns 14 at 7:15pm today too...good people born today...crazy fun people! Oh and Whoopie Goldberg celebrates today also! xxxoooKR

Shell said...

Happy Birthday!!!!!! I would LOVE to take you out to supper. Give me a rain check and hopefully someday we can do that! Have a great one!

Sue said...

Happy Birthday Rosa,
I'm just getting caught up on blogs after being gone for a bit. Hope you have a wonderful day, and may the coming year be filled with many blessings!
((hugs))

MARYELLEN said...

Why stop in January???? You are so young. I hope you dance.

HORIZON said...

Happy birthday Rosa!
You have a wonderful outlook on life!
Blessings to you and yours
:)

Moobear said...

Belated Happy Birthday Rosa!
I met you through Peggy's blog. Soooo, you have a new reader.I like your blog.
Have a wonderful day, gonna be another beautiful one the Lord has made.


God Bless!

smilnsigh said...

Happy Belated Birthday, Rosa! I just now found out about the party, when visiting with Mrs. Staggs. {Yes, I missed visiting with her yesterday.. -sigh me-}

Sorry to be late, but my wishes are still heart-felt.

Beth said...

So happy you had a great day!! I did think about you all day yesterday. Let me know about your Mom!
xoxoxoxox

Motherkitty said...

Happy belated birthday, dear Rosa. Sorry I missed you yesterday! Your post was so sweet and I truly wish you all the best in the world to a lovely blogfriend. I hope you were treated like a queen on your birthday.

xxooxx L.

paris parfait said...

Bonne anniversaire, mon cher ami! I am late, but something has gone in the mail for you today. I can tell by this post and the last that you've been spoiled - as you should be! xo

Dawn said...

Hope you had the best of days to celebrate YOU!!!

Sammie said...

You are still wet behind the ears. Just a baby! Wish I was across the street so I could celebrate with you!

slap me happy said...

Belated happy brithday for you and the teenager lol
xx
shona

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