♥ The Uniquely Perfect Mom-Birthday — 22 Comments

  1. Congratulations!
    It sounds like you had a pretty awesome birthday! I love birthdays, my own and those of my family. And I love throwing birthday-parties too. I just don’t love the clean-up afterwards…

    (Loved to read your story – very encouraging and powerful how important our words are. AND how important it is to follow your dream regardless of what people say!)

    Thanks for stopping by Sweeter Living today! I’ll have one of those lattes with lots of whipped cream too… yummy!

    Have a great week!


    I think my favourite part of your birthday was the “birthday nap”, how wonderful!

    Mums just get used to things being a bit different on their birthdays but they are still so special for so many reasons. Mostly, I think, because our kids make them special!

  3. Happy birthday! Birthdays are often disappointing as adult women, but we never outgrow the need for special treatment, do we?

    Words are like seeds, and will produce the fruit inherent in them… for good or ill. I love all your verses quoted here.


    e-Mom @ Chrysalis

  4. Happy birthday! You get a nap!! That is my Favorite birthday present ever!!!

    The power of words is something I am so bad at and I need to be more thoughtful of what comes out of my mouth!

  5. Happy Birthday! I so enjoyed reading this post. What a day. What a powerful church service!
    I agree with what you said about dreamers and what others may say. I just read a quote today (can’t remember where, I’ve been all over the place) that said that 10% of life is what we make it, 90% is how we take it.
    I’m glad you had a wonderful day with your family. Funny how we accept completely different types of days for ourselves than we would have for our kids…. but that’s the way we like it!

  6. Thanks for this wonderful post. I agree that our Mom Birthdays should be special, too. And the sermon on words is so true and so powerful. Glad you had a wonderful birthday.

  7. This post is just one example of why I follow your blog.

    I love your determination. Your grit. Your guts.

    Your gentleness.

    And finesse.

    Happy Birthday, Maryleigh!

    Sweet dreams.

  8. Well, Happy belated birthday!! You’re moving? Three hours away? Wow!

    I’m glad this birthday turned out so nicely.

    BTW, thank you so much for coming over to encourage me and for your prayers this past week. I was happy to read comments every night even though I didn’t have a a lot to say.

    I hope your move goes well. God bless you all and take care.

  9. Happy Belated Birthday! I celebrated mine on Aug 5th. I wish I had the wherewith all to throw myself a surprise party. You got me thinking/planning how can I pull my 50th off, I will need the 3 years to figure it out! 🙂

    Have a great day!

  10. Have another special year dear Maryleigh. I love to remember each of my family member’s birthdays…but the birthday I love best is of course my own. For the simple reason that it is my life, and I just love my life, the way God has done wonders to keep re-creating ime and re-newing me from the inside…giving me a perspective that keeps getting better about this life and the life to come.

    So I could totally relate to this post. How your birthday’s best part was the God sent word, the perfect birthday gift, so that a woman like you couldn’t have asked for more! How God loves you, and sees what would make your day really special in your own eyes! And this in the midst of the moving, and the traveling, but after that awesome word straight from the Father’s heart, everything else was bearable.

    I’ve read the last three posts you have written since I last visited. So I’m current again. That’s the way I do blog visits, I read up what I have missed since the last time I was around. So I’m always current on the blog friendship I have committed myself to. I loved the story of your three year old thinking he had to be hit by a car in order to get to heaven. That was so heart-warming.

    And your mom. what a woman. You are what you are, because of your grandmother who raised your mom, and because of your mom, who in turn raised you.

    You should listen to the song Generations by Sara Groves. I first heard it at an Ancient Paths seminar. It talks as about how we as mothers are already impacting the future generations not yet born… your grandmother has already impacted the generations that would eventually come out of her line.

    I should have written you all this in an email…it got longer than I had planned. So I better end right here. Thank you for your posts. They were all a blessing to my heart.

    Happy Belated Birthday.


  11. Happy Birthday! Thank you so much for checking out my blog and for leaving such a thoughtful comment. I will TOTALLY be checking out that book you recommended! You have a lovely site here and I look forward to reading more! Nice to “meet” you! 🙂

  12. Ok, it looks like it was your birthday! So HAPPY belated BIRTHDAY to you!

    My name is Laura. To be honest, I haven’t actually READ THIS post yet. I have been here for….probably over an hour now, just reading….I’ve read several of the posts….and I am filled with various states of emotion now! Joy—-anticipation….ponderment (is that a word?)….

    I just wanted to say, I can’t even remember how I stumbled upon your blog now…probably from another blog. But it is LOVELY. I obviously took right to it, at this late hour. So much GRACE….everywhere. 5 boys….how blessed are you! I’m blessed too-no doubt.
    So I’ll be back. Just wanted to say hi. : )

  13. Well your birthday sounds absolutely lovely. I think things will be different next year…I will make sure of it (for me I mean)

    Oh and did you know you are my hero – mom of 5 boys?! How amazing is that. I always said I wanted 4 boys – I have 2…curious to see what happens next…(if ever)

  14. Thank you SO much for stopping by my blog. I truly enjoyed your birthday post. It’s so funny how personal expectations change when you become a Mom and the simplest things that bring you your own personal joy. You sound like an incredible Mom – that’s the title that I am striving for too.


  15. Well, it sounds like you had a busy but lovely birthday. Yes, how a mom’s is so very different that the kiddos. A house of 5 boys, whew…I gotta give you props!

    Jamie 🙂

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