Sunday, September 14, 2008

Today is my Birthday!

All summer I planned to do a post on my birthday with some profound reflections. Here is what I came up with:

Today, for the first time, I'm closer to my 50th birthday than any other decade... scary!
That was too deep. I know, right?
Instead of profound, I'm just grateful! I have been blessed with family and friends and that means more to me than anything in the world. I'm thankful to my Savior for love, salvation, and peace of mind. As I watched the news today (I don't do that often) I was saddened by the suffering of the people affected by the storm. So tonight, as I snuggle with my kids and watch a movie, I'll be thinking of them and praying for them.

I'm leaving you with some more pictures taken 46 years ago!

Thank you to everyone who sent me a card or posted on my Facebook wall, or a comment on this blog, or sent an email. I'll take pictures of the cards as soon as I have a minute.
Be blessed! Jacki


Staci M. said...

Happy Birthday to you!!! Hope it is a great day. Love the photos! Yep, Jason said today, when changing a lightbulb for a 7-year guaranteed bulb, "We'll be close to 50 when we next need to change that bulb" GULP! Could that possibly be true?
Well, I don't think I got your card out in time - I'm nothin' if not behind these days! I am thinking of you and slightly sad that we didn't get to have our Olive Garden celebration in person this year - how about next year???

Deb said...

Happy Birthday Jacki!!!

Kimberly said...

Well Ms. Jacki I sure hope you had a wonderful day! Have not been on the computer much this weekend but here goes. Happy birthday to you, Happy birthday to you! Happy birthdy day cybersista Jacki..Happy birthday to you!!
Many many more :)
Oh and you ladies had some beautiful hair, I see where your daughter's get it.
Blessings friend,

marciad said...

Big Birthday Hugs. Sorry I didn't get a card to you. Many more healthy, happy, and blessed years.

Jan W. said...

Happy Birthday Jacki...may you be blessed with many more happy ones.
Jan W.

KardKrazy said...

Well, I missed this yesterday, so happy belated birthday! I hope it was grand. And I hope this next year is a healthy, happy and creative one!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful baby! And in her kindergarten picture she looks just like her Mama. She looks like a real joy-bringer.

Dawn Bibbs said...

Oh my gosh, I am SUCH a slacker. Jacki, I am SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO sorry I forgot to contact you and wish you a Happy Birthday! And I even saw you just before then. I hope you can forgive me!

I hope you had a wonderful day. Love ya!!!

John Hyde said...

Happy Birthday, Jacki! I pray that it was a special day for a special friend! Hey, how did you get sewn into a quilt and how did your mom ever get you out of there? :)