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Friday, April 15, 2011

Friday Five: Birthdays

April is a month of family birthdays for me: Today is my mother-in-law's 80th birthday and on Sunday my third child's 26th birthday, so I am thinking about birthdays. Easter would have been my mother's 93rd birthday, but she died when she was only 72 years old.

I love to celebrate birthdays, but I know others don't like to as much. My second child doesn't care about birthdays that much.

How about you? What do you think of birthdays?

1. What are your feelings about celebrating birthdays, especially your own?

2. Do you have any family traditions about birthdays?

3. Is it easy to remember friends' and family members' birthdays? If so, how do you do it?

4. What was one of your favorite birthdays? (or your unhappiest?)

5. Post anything else you want to share about birthdays, including favorite foods, songs, and/or pictures.

As always, let us know in comments if you play. Post a direct link to your blog entry in your comment with the formula I can never print out--click here for the info about it.


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  2. I haven't played since January of 2010! No wonder I had trouble linking mybirthday memories!

  3. Balloons, cake and ice cream over here!

  4. I'm about to celebrate a milestone birthday, and I wrote about it here!

  5. My play is here.

    On a more serious note, a prayer request: I found out yesterday that one of the male priests at the radical Catholic community I served till recently was defrocked for sexual misconduct--and that some of the lay and other ordained leadership know it. So I will be calling SNAP to make an action plan (which is why I am not mentioning it on the blog yet). I crave clear discernment, guidance, and a heart that seeks only God's glory and the healing of the people, and lips to speak the truth in love. Many thanks.

  6. I am ridiculously in love with birthdays and am looking forward to a milestone one next month, so I overplayed here. I have to scoot now to get my Kendra (aka Bubble) to a Drs. appt., but look forward to reading all these this afternoon.

  7. Hey, gals. I refuse to count any more but I remembered b'days at

  8. I celebrated over at signs-along-the-way.

  9. I played here ...and am sharing a tip for a supergood restaurant to visit if you're ever up in Michigan's Leelanau Peninsula.

  10. Had a busy day of visits - okay, I admit it, also an appt at the salon to get highlights - so I wrote a Friday Five when I got home from the symphony. Beethoven, so good.

  11. I finally posted my birthday thoughts over here


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