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Thankful For Birthday Blessings

The older I get, the less I look forward to birthdays. However, I've discovered that birthdays can be so much fun when you work with preschool children. They get so excited about their special day.  I received flowers, cards, candy, books and the infinity scarf I'm wearing in this photo.  (Thanks Heidi)

The kids always ask 'how old are you?'.  Since the previous day was Backwards Day, I said I was 16 years old.  One of the teachers later told me that a boy in her class said 'wow, that's so old'.  I guess it's a matter of perspective! :)

Although my birthday is actually February 1st, that's a Saturday.  So on Friday during our daily flag ceremony our entire preschool sang happy birthday to Miss Debbie.  I loved it and the kids were so cute and enthusiastic.  I wish I could show you their faces close up but ...

There's nothing quite like handmade cards from three and four year old children. My heart is so happy!

On Saturday morning (the actual day of my birth), Greg made me breakfast in bed. What a great start to the day!

I visited my good friends for a barbecue in their backyard. It was great to spend some time with old friends.  We ate and laughed and enjoyed our time together.

I continue to count my every day blessings ...

#1020 The sounds of little children singing happy birthday to me
#1021  The hugs from the kids
#1022  Phone calls from my family in Florida and California
#1023  An overwhelming number of Facebook birthday greetings
#1024  A barbecue at my good friends Jack and Anna May's house
#1025  Breakfast in bed
#1026  My favorite flavors of Girl Scout cookies from Vicki
#1027  Chocolate kisses
#1028  Hugs, hugs and more hugs

I'm linking up with Ann of A Holy Experience for Multitudes on Mondays.

I leave you with this Jib Jab video my friend and co-worker created for me. I hope you get a laugh out of it.

Blessings and love,

Debbie Petras
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  1. Now that's funny! The JibJab birthday greeting that is--so cute! Sounds like you had a good one and here's a belated wish from me. I hope your 62nd year is the best ever!

  2. I'm glad you had such a blessed and joyful birthday! Love and Hugs!

  3. Hope you had a great birthday, Debbie! Sounds like you did. I didn't know you were such a fantastic skater. :) I love those videos.

  4. I am so MAD at myself for forgetting your birthday Debbie!! I have it written down, as you share it with or grandson... I KNEW that!!! I'm so sorry, and I wish you a belated Happy Birthday. 2 comments... first, the roller skating Debbie is hilarious! I loved it. Second, that breakfast that Greg made for you... yikes!! I hope you ate every bite! :)

    Debbie, I hope this year ahead is the very best one yet!

    Love you sis!

  5. What fun! Those little guys sure can make a difference in the way we see birthdays. Happy Birthday!

  6. Happy birthday, Debbie! How sweet to have those children gather round you in love :)

    I'm counting gifts with you from Ann's link up. Nice to meet you.
    Jennifer Dougan

  7. What fun! I loved the birthday video! It's just perfect for you...my sweet 16 year old friend!!

    Blessings, Joan


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