Sunday, May 31, 2009

51 is Tons of Fun!


Hey! It's my birthday! So I got up, wore my sparkly shirt and curly hair and went to church. (Since it was Sunday, I left my customary "Happy Birthday to Me" badge at home.) But, lo and behold, when I walked into the cultural hall, there sat a black "HAPPY BIRTHDAY" balloon just waiting for me! Well, it did have the wrong year, which is what my oldest son turned a couple of weeks ago, but the sentiment was there, and I still have a 30-year-old inside me somewhere! So I picked it up and carried it with me through the rest of church. Yeah, I did!
I mean, how can it be anything but a good day when it starts with a happy birthday balloon from heaven?

13 comments:

Weston Elliott said...

Well, Happy Birthday to YOU!!

They say forty is the new twenty (which I'm relying on heavily, considering my birthday in two weeks). If we keep heading that way, then 50 must be the new... what?... 35?

Works for me!

Shirley Bahlmann said...

Hey, I say I'm the new perpetual 12 year old! Some days I'm 16, but I rarely reach an inner 20! It's all good.

Sheila said...

I love it! I always say it is a mental thing, not a physical thing. If you are going to stay young you can't think like an old person. Happy Birthday BTW :)

Randi said...

Happy Birthday, Shirley! I must say though, I can't blame someone for thinking you're only 30.

Tristi Pinkston said...

I agree! Some birthday angels left that there for you!

JoAnn Arnold said...

I hope you had a very happy birthday. What???? 30-something?
Right!!

Sandra Kay said...

Happy Birthday! It doesn't matter what the number is--it's how we feel that counts. Now, if I could just break all the mirrors without incurring 7 years of bad luck...

Sandra

Jewel's Gems said...

And you don't look a day over 29:-)

Laurie LC Lewis said...

I especially love the sparkly shirt! How sweet to be so very loved! Happy birthday to you, to all the you's. . . the 12, the 16, and the 30 year-old!

Lori Nawyn said...

I think you should have worn the "Happy Birthday to Me" badge to church:)The balloon is right, you don't look a day over 30.
Happy-late--Birthday, Shirley!

Michele Ashman Bell said...

I love that you did this. You are such a fun person! I think a balloon from heaven is about as good as it gets!

Pink Ink said...

Belated!! And you have the energy and spunk of a teenager! :-)

Cindy Beck said...

I can see why you got a balloon from heaven. Heavenly Father knew how much it would tickle you! :)

Hope your birthday was great, even though it's been a bit since it happened.

(Oh, almost forgot ... thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting! You just can't beat guys following all over the place for a laugh.)

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