Today is my 39th birthday (again).
Well, my true age is yet to be found out. 🙂
Anyway, my family wrote poems for me,
filled with love, smiles (and a little embarrassment).
I’d like to share their writing, for a change. ♥
From Dad, at the young age of 93
It was a Saturday morn-
And Lauren was born!
Mom was in good spirits and
Both of us were wondering-
a boy or a girl?
If a girl, would she have curls?
If a boy, would he be a “Milton Berle?”
When Mom delivered, the doctor said,
“You have a beautiful baby girl.”
Mom replied, “Are you sure?”
The doctor said, “See for yourself;
This is not a blur!”
With that, Mom was very sure
and through the years, LOVE ENDURED!
From My Sister, Susie
God blessed me with a much younger sis
at age 11 an unexpected and exciting twist
Growing up wasn’t always bliss
especially when refusing her request to play
her eyes might mist
Despite the gap in our ages, some of our personality traits match
loving homemade cookies and baking a tasty batch
Being avid readers we love to turn the pages
Although we share the gift for words
while I speak to be heard
my sis created a blog and pens poetry from her heart
which inspires and entertains her readers
While I adopted two sons, sis adopted a playful coppery puppy
These cuddly canines (Copper, Inka, and Remy)
love when it’s time for their daily walk
My sons became Star and Life Boy Scouts
Sister’s son is a Life Scout about to follow his dad’s example
by soon achieving Eagle, something to joyfully shout about
Our hair style with bangs is long and straight
and requires an occasional highlight
to cover strands of gray
What a twist of fate
God has graced us with the gift of faith
Loving husbands and two children each
We’re definitely opinionated and don’t hesitate
to express how we feel or what we think
To have a talented sis who is so great
I’m positively tickled pink
From My Daughter
Today is your birthday
another year younger, right? 😉
Time keeps moving forward
but you stay youthful and quite,
so, that’s not how life unfolds
We get older, we age
Laugh lines increase, weight goes up and down
after the turning of every page
But at 52, you have timeless beauty
Your sea blue eyes never cease to shine
You smile always in that perfect rectangle
and your laugh is always light and kind
Well, sometimes it’s loud and weird
and I’m not sure where your goofiness comes from
but I wouldn’t trade those for the world
because that’s you beating to your own drum
Which is what you (and Dad) have taught us, kids (haha)
You have been a wonderful mom and continue to do so
Your arms are always open and your love continues to grow
into a beautiful flower, you’ve blossomed
Getting married, having kids and settling down
I know being a parent can be tough
but you have held on and not fallen to the ground
Giving up isn’t your style
although, sometimes you probably want to
Just know that you are an awesome and strong person
who can handle anything you puts her mind to
Bills, working, difficult boss, chauffeuring us around
You’ve done it all
and continue to conquer it with guts and ba..
Love is what you give to us every day
even if we can’t see it or even when we fight
Our friendship will always be tight
Happy Birthday, Ma!
Enjoy your day!
You deserve the best!
So, don’t worry about the pay 😉
From my Son
Today is a day of celebration,
of reminiscing on highs and lows,
as you commemorate fifty two years of your creation.
So many people have helped you grow;
they’ve been there for you as you balanced the equation
of who you are and what to show.
Life has not always been the best
but no matter what, you always stay strong,
because you know, with love and hope, nothing can infest
what you call your family. We are not wrong,
for we must confess
that your love helps to bind us together; lifelong.
So be happy and merry,
smile with joy,
knowing that today, those around you will carry
your burdens because today is about you; we will not annoy
you. We will all be your magical “fairy.”
Now go enjoy!
From My Sister, Debbie (Remember When)
It was decades ago when you were a child and I was the big sister,
I loved to take you to lunch to chat and have a burger.
We loved books, music and country charm, and we were taught
The Golden Rule to do no harm.
Now time has sped by through laughter and tears,
and we still help each other overcome our fears.
Though we live miles away, and wish it were minutes,
the bond that we share will never diminish.
So now we’re “mature” and a lot has been said,
but with God ever faithful, we’ll still look ahead.
I’m glad you’re my sister and also my friend,
and we have a connection that never will end.
So have a birthday to remember, good food, wine and cake,
and though we won’t be there, it still will be great!
From My Hubby
Our love has grown stronger through the years,
In between, we’ve shed a few tears.
My love for you is second to none,
and because of this, you are my Hun.
Together we raised two beautiful children
To me, you’re one in a million
Through good times and bad our love has grown,
you have the sweetest heart I’ve ever known.
I’m here with you now and forever,
as our life unfolds, we’ll always walk together.
Thank you, My Family, these are the best gifts. ♥
61 thoughts on “Special Birthday Gifts ♥”
Beautiful pieces, HBD and many many more! God Bless 🙂
Thanks very much, PJ! 🙂 xx
Your family adores you, you are so fortunate! 🙂
Have a very happy birthday and may you have many many more with health and happiness! (Amen)
Thanks so much for your beautiful words, Naima; it was a great day! Love and hugs!
Glad to know it was a fantastic day for you! Anyway, happy Easter to you and your family!
Hugs right back,
Thanks so much for the Easter wishes, Naima, and the same to you, too! xoxo
A very poetic family you have, very lovely of them to write for you! Happy Birthday Lauren, and here’s to many more 39th birthdays! 🙂
Thanks, Suzy, this was a first and most likely, a last! 🙂 But, it was very special and turning 39 again wasn’t so painful! 🙂
You have a very loving family Lauren.
Have a lovely birthday.
HBL ❤ XXX
Thanks so much, Christine, it was a really nice day! HBL ♥
Now those are some awesome gifts, that just keep on giving, Lauren. All of the poems are wonderful, but even more so, the loved ones that wrote them.
Happy Birthday, my friend!
Love and hugs xxx…and one to make your eyes lashes grow. 🙂
Aww…thanks, Deb, for your wonderful comment and for your gift, too! Love and hugs to you and yay, for the growing eye lashes! 🙂 xoxo
Awww thats so sweet.. happy birthday to u 🙂
Thank you very much for the birthday wishes! 🙂
♪Happy Birthday to YOU♪ ♪♪Happy Birthday to YOU♪♪ Happy Birthday my friend. Have a fabulous day and oh yes, once we hit ’50’ we just keep getting ‘younger’. ha ha LOVED all the poetry. Beautiful post. big hugs, Renee ♥
Aww…loved the “singing” and your wonderful comment; thanks so much, my friend! xoxo ♥
YOU are so welcome my friend. You have to remember that I can’t sing though. ha ha. ♥
Well, in my mind, you can! 🙂 xoxo
awe, thanks Lauren. I will never stop singing though. 🙂
Happy HappppppppppY HapppppYYYYYYYYY Birthday 🙂 🙂 🙂 May all your wishes come True xo
Thank you sooooo much, Cat! Love and hugs to you! xoxo
🙂 It’s Your Birthday WEEK 🙂 XX
You’re so sweet, Cat, it seems the special treatment only lasts for a day! Hee,hee! 🙂 Sending many hugs your way! And I’m still young at heart; actually, I feel like a teenager most of the time! 🙂
Same Here Lady 🙂 In my heart – i am six 🙂 lol xo
Thanks for the laugh and smiles! 🙂 Love and hugs for a happy Wednesday! xo
I have been up forever – my sister is due soon right – so that means i am on call 🙂 xo
I loved reading those and knowing that your family appreciates you so much Lauren – Happy Birthday!!!
Thanks so much, George, I think I’ll keep them, after all! 🙂 I appreciate your birthday wishes!
What beautiful loving tributes! Have a very beautiful birthday, Lauren! XO ♥
Aww…thanks, Diane, it was a nice surprise! Love and hugs! xoxo
Such lovely, warm and heartfelt words from your family. HAPPY BIRTHDAY HAPPY BIRTHDAY Lauren!! And of course you are 39. It’s the perfect age. Young enough to be non-forming. Old enough to know most everything about life. Virginia
Thanks very much, Virginia, for your happy wishes and yes, 39 is a good age (to stay out)! 🙂
Happy Birthday Lauren!! You have some beautiful poems there from your family and a lot of love as well. I hope you have a great day xxx
Aww…thanks, Bianca, I’m so glad you enjoyed their writing as much as I did…they definitely surprised me! And thanks so much for the kind wishes! xxx
Happy Birthday Lauren. Your birthday post of love is awesomely wonderful and moving. The greatest gift anyone can have in life (ever) is the caring love of those they cherish and love themselves. The words of your loved ones written here is quite obviously a true gift that you (one well deserved I’m thinking) get to always carry in your heart. Yes, the perfect gift my friend! 🙂 Have lots of fun today! 🙂
Penny, thank you for your beautiful comment and complement to my family and I. Their poems were the best gift and it may not happen again, so I will hold them in my heart! 🙂 Thanks again!
I have just a few myself Lauren, so I do know how special they are. The greatest treasure ever! Penny 🙂
“Timeless Beauty” from your daughter–it doesn’t get better than that! Happy Birthday–may God bless your new year all the way through!
Thanks, Caddo, for your beautiful words and wishes! Many blessings to you, too!
It’s so nice to see such love. Happy 39th! xoxo
Thanks so much, Sheila, and 39 is still painless! xoxo
Happy Birthday, Lauren 🙂
Thanks, Martin! I appreciate your wishes! 🙂
What a talented bunch. Happy Birthday Lauren and many more to you.
Aww…thanks, Kim, for your complement and wishes!
Written words never wilt, never die, never fade – you’ve received such enduring Gifts.
Happy Birthday Lauren
🙂 Eric 🙂
Aww…thanks, Eric, for your written words and for your happy wishes! 🙂
thanks Lauren, I needed to get all weepy and nostalgic tonight! These are precious. Happy 39th again!!
Aww…thanks, Purple, I didn’t mean for you to get weepy, but I know what you mean about nostalgia…thanks for your wishes, too!
Happy belated birthday Lauren…i quess I will owe you one, I am trying to catch up since being under! I will surprise you…hope your day was wonderful all the poems were a great touch from your family…God bless always!
Thanks so much, Wendell, and I’m happy to see you anytime, whether belated or not! I hope you’re feeling better, my friend, and I did have a really nice day! Hugs and blessings to you!
I agree. Family is the key to a good life. Thank you for the many stories in the amazing blog.
I’m glad you enjoyed this, John, and I appreciate your visit, too!
Ha ha happy 39th bday again, Lauren! Stay young at heart. You are a wonderfully blest woman who couldn’t ask for more! Sending you my love and big hugs from here. 🙂
Aww..Cynthia, you’re the best! Thank you and I will always be young at heart and I send you love and hugs, too! xoxo
Blessings and a gloriously happy birthday to you, Lauren! I’m December-to-March ahead of you, and if I don’t pave the way perfectly through the years I’m sure you’ll make something fine of the path all the same–that’s your way! xoxo
Aww…thanks, Kathryn, what a wonderful thing to say, my friend, and a Happy belated Birthday to you, too! Much love and many hugs!
Happy birthday a few days late.
Thanks so much, Steve! Belated wishes are just as wonderful! 🙂
Oh Lauren I am so glad I read it today
what a blessing it is to have such a wonderful Family like you do…
you live under a blessing tree wrapped all around by love and hugs
it is such a beautiful place to be.
Your Parents taught you well and showered you with great love and values and you have done the same with your kids…
love is all around you, it will always be for you are all love and compassion and you will attract just the most beautiful emotions from every one
Bless you and your Family 🙂
Soma, my friend, your comment has me speechless (which is a good thing, sometimes :)), but , really, thank you for all you said and for all the love you shared in your words, too! My family appreciates them, too! Sending tons of hugs and love your way! xoxo