Tuesday, April 20, 2010

39 is mighty fine

For the past twenty three years, every time I would step foot - or simply look at a plane - I would think back to the prediction my geometry class mate made during my tenth grade year. That silly little prediction which involved me perishing in a plane crash, sometime when I was 38.

(That silly little prediction made quite an impact.)

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Today marks my 39th birthday.

And I'm so glad my classmate was wrong.

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Because I'd be so bummed to be missing out on a single minute of this great life.

My mother asked me the other day what I wanted for my birthday and absolutely nothing comes to mind. I've got my health, a wonderful husband and a cherished family.

What more could I ever possibly want?


So my birthday wish this year is for simply more of the same.

With maybe an extra dash of wisdom and less cravings for chocolate in the late afternoon.

55 comments:

  1. Happy birthday

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  2. Happy Birthday!! Hope you have a great year : ) And what a prediction to hear when you were in 10th grade, I would have been relieved too, to move on to 39!

    My girls' bday was yesterday, this is a great time of the year to celebrate bdays!

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  3. Happy Birthday! I hope all your wishes come true.

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  4. Happy Birthday and enjoy your special day!

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  5. Happy Birthday Jen! I remember that day like it was yesterday. It was only yesterday.........wasn't it?

    XOXO AM

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  6. Happy Birthday, Jen!

    But, wait, I thought I was only a year older than year, but I'm 41 this weekend.

    I'm two years ahead of you? Oh boy, I'm not going to tell you what happens in your forties now. Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, everyone.

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  7. Happy Birthday!!! I'm so relieved you've survived the year too. I'd be lost without your awesome blog ;o) So here's to many many more years!

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  8. Happy Birthday, may your wish come true.
    ps I remember last year when you were taking a trip in an airoplane and I was feeling very anxious that you would be ok, after you telling us about your classmates prediction!!

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  9. Happy, happy birthday! And why on earth would someone make that kind of prediction?

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  10. Have a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

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  11. Happy, HAPPY Birthday!! Have a wonderful day :)

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  12. Happy birthday Jen, I hope 39 is as wonderful as you wish for.

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  13. Michelle M in TX4/20/10, 9:23 AM

    Happy birthday, Jen! I hope for more of the same for you too!

    Good luck w/the move.

    Hugs,
    Michelle M in TX

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  14. Alex and Kathleen4/20/10, 9:26 AM

    JEN:
    Happy Birthday to a very unique and amazing daughter-in-law!
    Present coming when we see you...hopefully in the next few weeks.
    Love:
    Alex and Kathleen

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  15. Happy Birthday Jen! Wishing you 39more!!!! and then even more then that!

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  16. Happy birthday! Wishing you more of the same. Blessings!

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  17. Hey Jen,

    Just stopping in to wish you a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

    Much Love,

    Lisa

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  18. Happy Birthday, Jen! Enjoy your day!

    Steph

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  19. Well a VERY happy birthday to you today!!!! :) What a funny "milestone" to pass! ;) Enjoy your day with your darling critters!

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  20. Happy Birthday! Wishing you many blessings to come!

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  21. Jen~

    Happy Birthday beautiful lady! May you have many wonderful love filled years in front of you. Your gratitude speaks volumes about who you are...

    What a lucky family you have.

    Peace~
    Karen

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  22. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Have to admit that it doesn't feel like a whole year has passed since you were writing about your 38th birthday and the prediction. Time is flying by WAY too quickly.

    Hope you have a lovely birthday and that your 39th year is fabulous. xx

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  23. Happy Birthday. Here's to a wonderful year.

    Lorraine
    Carolyn's Boards

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  24. Happy Birthday!!!

    Hope this year is fabulous!

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  25. Happy, happy birthday!

    Here's to 39 more :)

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  26. Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!

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  27. Happy Birthday!

    (How about calorie-free rich dark chocolate instead?)

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  28. Happy Birthday, Jen. I hope you have a great day!

    Marla @ www.asthefarmturns.wordpress.com

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  29. Yay! Happy Birthday! I'll be 39 this year as well. And I can't think of anything I need or want but more of the same as well. :)

    MWAH!

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  30. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Have been wanting to call since early this am but didn't want to wake you up. Card is being mailed today... Will wait until kids are home from school so we can grace you with our singing telegram...!
    Many more happy returns of the day!

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  31. Happy Birthday Jen! Hope you have a great day and enjoy some celebrating. Our oldest boy turns 4 tomorrow and our youngest on the 29th will be 2! Great people are born in April!! Enjoy, you deserve it!

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  32. Happy, Happy Birthday to you! Wishing you a wonderful day filled with lots of love and happy suprises!

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  33. P.S. I'm trying to think of a good present to send you from Alaska!!!

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  34. Yay, Happy Birthday! April is THE time to be born! Did you know Michelle and I have the SAME birthday!?

    Let's see, if you were here on your birthday, you'd see a whole lotta snow and we'd go ice fishing for 50 lb shiifish!

    HAVE A GREAT DAY!

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  35. Hope you are having a fabulous birthday!! Isn't it amazing how one person's words affected you for all these years??

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  36. Happy Birthday to you! Wish we lived closer so that I could bring you a candle in a cupcake and sing you happy birthday! xo

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  37. Happy, happy birthday, Jen!!! Wishing you much happiness and good health!

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  38. WOW! You say 39 years ago - it's not so...I remember the day vividly. You should only be about 12. Congratulations and best wishes on your special day. You've brought great joy and happiness to many, especially Mother Mary and Charlie. Rock On, Jen...you're doing fine....Much Love, Mrs. D.

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  39. Happy Birthday! Enjoy your day with your wonderful family.

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  40. Happy Birthday Jenna!!! I saw it was your birthday today on Facebook and the first thing I thought was, "Oh thank goodness" because that story scared the daylights out of me last year!!!
    Take care!

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  41. Happy Birthday Jen, you have the life you want, a husband who adores you and you adore him.
    4 of the most adorable children in the world.
    You are indeed a blessed person.

    Sorry I can't do anything about the chocolate wishes and dreams : )

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  42. Happy Birthday! I wish for you a wonderful year filled with . . . more of the same!

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  43. Happy Birthday! Wishing you another year full of blessings. :)

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  44. Happy Birthday Jen. You are so right, you have it all, I truly wish that you live to one hundred and to be as happy as you are today.

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  45. Happy Birthday. Enjoy your day. Marg

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  46. Happy birthday! So glad you made it, although we haven't heard from you today. You okay?! :)

    You don't look 39 AT ALL. And that's good because next year you won't look 40 either!

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  47. 39??????????? It's can't be! I remember that day - and remember you coming home from the hospital! I think we made a pan of O'Henry's in the Walnut St kitchen to celebrate!

    Happy Birthday Jen! And many more!

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  48. Thanks to ALL of you!!!

    It's so nice to read all of your birthday messages!!

    *Wiping tear...

    Please. Let's do it again next year? OK?

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  49. Your FIRST 39th birthday anyways : )
    Happy Bday!

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