Today is my Birthday


Yes, this is me sixty years ago. If you look closely you will see me thinking, I suppose I was probably wondering when I was going to get some crayons.

Me sixty years ago

Birthday-cake-with-60-candlesIt is said that when we give, we plant seeds that are multiplied back to us in blessings. I wrote these words to put into my greeting in many Birthday Cards over the years. Today, as I turn sixty those blessings seem to be flooding back to me.

If I could write a song to celebrate your day, the lyrics would embrace all the beauty of your life. Each line would remind you of only the joy. I would write about the blessings that God has sewn into your days. My song for you would make you remember the purpose of your life and to play only your best memories. Each lyric would touch your heart and leave you feeling loved and full of joy.

Only God knows all the lyrics to your beautiful lifetime song. Even though I cannot write the the lyrics to celebrate your day, I can pray. My prayer is that the Lord sings to you of His endless blessings over your lifetime, and throughout this special day.

Happy Birthday

Birthday-cake-with-60-candlesSo many beautiful and meaningful memories came flooding back serenading my thoughts this morning. Songs from each chapter and only beautiful memories and with each one a feeling of a life fulfilled. There were funny chapters and meaningful ones bookmarked by wonderful music and reminders of how the Lord has blessed my life.

Birthday-cake-with-60-candlesToday, as I blow out the candles on my Birthday cake, my wish will be...


To learn how to balance nostalgia, living in the moment and dreaming of the magic that awaits on the horizon of another chapter in this beautiful blessing called life.

Alice in Wonderland discovered the magic of an unbirthday when she stumbled upon the Mad Hatter Tea Party. When my daughter was six we had a birthday party with all of her friends. When it was time to light the candles and sing Happy Birthday, each child sat down to their own small Birthday cake lit with their own candle to blow out. They each took home an unbirthday wish.

Please make a wish and take home a very special unbirthday wish.

The song for this post is A HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU.
. said...

Happy birthday to you.
Have a very good day.


Elizabeth said...

Have a wonderful birthday, Karen!

Kathleen Grace said...

Dear Karen, I pray that God will bless you richly in the coming year. Happy Birthday to you, 60 is a milestone birthday and I hope you celebrated in a milestone way:>) Here is a big birthday ((((hug))))!

LiLi M. said...

Very happy birthday to you Karen! I hope you enjoy your day in the company of people you love. I hope that your future will be a happy and healthy one, that you will be able to make much more beautiful art and let us enjoy too. Thanks for another beautiful post!

Rhondi said...

Hello friend
I hope that you have a very blessed birthday and that God shows you just how much he loves you in a very special way today.
Special birthday hugs from me.



WOO HOO!!! I hope you are having a blast today! Eat lots of cake, dance and party!

~ Gabriela ~

Kathy at Shocking Pink Thread said...

Happy Birthday, dear Karen, Happy Birthday to you! I pray the next chapter of your life brings you happiness and many new crayons. May all your birthday dreams come true. ~Kathy

TattingChic said...

Happy HAPPY birthday to you! I hope all your wonderful birthday wishes come true!

Lisa "Oceandreamer" S. said...

I absolutely had to stop by and wish you the happiest of birthdays dear Karen. A wish for a day filled with celebration for the person you are....the warmth you exude....the kindness you impart. A day filled with all the colors in the crayon box!
This is a milestone birthday for sure... but in reality it's only a chronological number. I have a feeling you're really only 30 in your heart!
Best of days!

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

You were adorable then and you're adorable now! Have a delightful birthday, Karen!

Loved your thoughts about birthdays and especially loved your birthday wish...

"To learn how to balance nostalgia, living in the moment and dreaming of the magic that awaits on the horizon of another chapter in this beautiful blessing called life."

I think I'll join you in that wish not only for you, but for us all.

Thank you!

Miss Rhea said...

Karen, Here's wishing you a Wonderful Birthday and many new Blessings this next year. I hope that all of your wishes come true :) That is a very sweet baby picture BTW :)

CIELO said...

Happy Happy Birthday to YOU, sweet friend! and rejoice... rejoice in the Lord alway, I say... Rejoice!" (Philippians 4:4).



Teri C said...

With this wonderful post I know you will have a beautiful birthday!


Sharon's Cottage Quilts said...

Dear Sweet Karen,
Happy Birthday! I wish for you to have a day filled with kindness, love,beauty and charity; the very things that make up wonderful you!! Blessings & Hugs,

Beverly said...

Very special birthday wishes to a very special lady.

You gift all of us every day with your talents. May you be blessed with gifts of love for your heart.

Sabii Wabii said...

Happy Birthday! Remember 50 is the new 30 so your 40...yeah! Hoping you have a very special day.
Blessings to my blog firend...

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Oh sweet Karen....a very Happy Birthday to you (I am older than you...hehe). I love the words of wisdom. I need to sincerely use them. :) Love, Lynn
P.S. I found the blog doing the Christmas vignette. Please join us. Louise aka Beachy at is hosting it. I think I lost my way because she changed her blog name.

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

I wish you the most Happy of Birthdays...mary..

Tara said...


Hope you had a great day as I am writing in the evening--you deserve it!

Schotzy said...

AHA!! Happy, happy, happy birthday!:) Carolyn

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Happy Wonderful, Marvelous, Fabulous Birthday to you Karen! This is such an amazing post. I love the way you think, express yourself both in words and your art. The world has become a better place because you were born 60 years ago.
Hugs to you my sweet birthday friend!

Joyce said...

A very big happy birthday to you! You certainly were, and still are, a real cutey. Looking forward to our next adventure.

CLAUDINE said...

BON ANNIVERSAIRE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
bonne journee

celestina marie said...


I so hope you enjoyed your special day. I pray you enjoy many happy and healthy birthdays to follow.
You have hit a special year~~Congratulations and God's blessings to you always.

Big HUGS, Celestina

windy angels said...

thank you so much for the unbirthday wish and for the very beautiful post.
belated wishes for you - beautiful lady. three of my friends turned sixty this year. I have to say how very young and wonderful each of you looks for being this age of sixty.
angels be with you Karen, throughout the year upon us now and for each new day you greet.

Marina Capano said...

Happy belated birthday to you!!!
what a nice baby you were, so you are pretty now too!


MARIA said...

Dear Karen!
I'm so so sorry that I am late for your best day.
I love you and I wish you
Happy Belated Birthday!

Btw, my oldest daughter was born in the same month and year as you.

MARIA said...

Love your arts
and with your pics are special!

xashee's corner said...

HAPPIEST Birthday to you! i sure hope you had the BEST one yet! :D i LOVE your photos of your Cocoa! i have a little Coco too! he's a chaweenie, chahuahua (sorry about the spelling) and wired haired daschund mix. Thank you for sharing your WONDERFUL blog! Hope you have a GREAT day! :D