Thursday, February 18, 2010

it's my birthday, happy birthday to me!

yup yup yup ... it's another birthday ... number 56 ... which feels like 21 or 30 or 40 ... i'm still me inside ... the shell is a little different - but the essence is still saija ... a person saved by grace ... maturing in faith ... loving the life God has given me ... joys, trials & some tribulation thrown in for good measure ... it's all a wonderful "before heaven" type of life ...

*huge smile* ...

leo is chatting at me ... the olympics are playing on the tv ... so gonna go enjoy the day the Lord has made!

21 comments:

Susan said...

What you say about aging is so true, Saija. The reason for that is that we are truly "Spirit" and the Spirit never ages!!!! I'm 72 & I truly do not feel "old" because as you say, its "me" in this shell called a body.

Mari said...

Happy Birthday to you, dear Saija!
PS - We've been enjoying the Olympics - Canada has done a great job of hosting!

Cathy said...

Happy Birthday, my sweet friend! And thanks for the cute picture. Love and Hugs ~

Pat said...

Awww, happy birthday to you! May you be blessed beyond all you are able to comprehend!

jel said...

hope ya had a happy bday
huggs :)

Jammie J. said...

Happy Birthday! :)

Felisol said...

Happy birthday once more.
What a sweet cake for an even sweeter girl.
I'm also watching the Olympics. Shame Norway isn't doing to well.
Hope we win a medal in curling though.
From Felisol

eija said...

I'm a bit late - but happy birthday!

Tim said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SAIJA!

Amrita said...

Happy birthday dear SAaija I am so blessed to have you as a friend and sister in Christ. God bless your new year.May He g4rant you the desires of your heart.

daisymarie said...

I hope you had a wonderful day and pray that this year will hold much joy for you!

Maggie Ann said...

Happy Birthday dear Saija! Hope I'm not to late to get in on the party...smile. Love your picture. You are special...=) The Olympics are fun to watch...I enjoyed seeing Even...? win the gold for skating. I'm in awe of the medal winners...each one. Such courage and hard work! Some of those events are downright dangerous! We haven't watched it all but enjoyed what we saw. bye for now dear friend...may the Lord bless you with many, many more Birthdays! =)

Sita said...

Saija,
I'm a LOT late, but pray your new year of life brings tangible reminders of God's love for you...so glad me 'met'...
Love, Sita

Flip Flop Floozie said...

Oh how did I miss your birthday!! Darn it!! Hope you had a great day. I saved this picture of you..it is really good!
Sandy

Flip Flop Floozie said...

I have an award for you over at my house...Sandy

Rodney Olsen said...

Oops! I finally got around to catching up on some blog reading and I see that I missed your birthday.

I hope it was a great day and best wishes for a wonderful year ahead.

auntibeck said...

I'm a rotten friend! I missed it! But I pray God blesses you with joy and peace throughout this new year! You look wonderful!

grammy said...

Happy Happy Birthday to ya Girlfriend.
My 57th is March 12th
I always decide how I want to celebrate my BD because Hubby is always kind of clueless in that area.

Here is my virtual present to you (o:
...a movie of your choice
...a starbucks giftcard
...an Amazon gift card
...some gardening equipment
and a balloon bouquet (o:
Hope this will bring a smile to your face

So happy to hear Maria is doing well.

Mrs. Mac said...

You just look so healthy and beautiful ... no way you're 56! Hope your day was grand!

Catherine said...

Happy birthday, ten days late! I hope it was a wonderful day. You look lovely!

Corry said...

A Happy belated Birthday!

Yeah, a little late, but better late then never. :-)

God's Grace.