Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Happy Birthday to Me

Are any of the readers of this blog old enough to recall the TV children's program "Sherriff John" and his daily birthday song?

Put another candle on my birthday cake,
And when you do,
A wish I'll make,
Put another candle on my birthday cake,
I'm another year old today!

We'll have some pie, and sandwiches,
And chocolate ice cream too,
We'll sing and play the day away,
And one more thing I'm gonna do...

I'll blow out the candles on my birthday cake,
And when I do
A wish I'll make,
I'll blow out the candles on my birthday cake,
I'm another year old today!

Somehow, somewhere, between Sherriff John and now, a bit of the glee about being another year older has lessened. Ah, I hope and pray that this year will be an improvment on the last one. Last year was full of death, and loss, and unwanted change, and grief and questions.

Onward and upward! God is still good.

Our days are like grass, the scripture says, so I pray that my brief time on this earth will count, in some way, for Eternity!

Thank you, my friends, for reading, commenting, praying, and pondering a bit with me on the journey.

17 comments:

Diane said...

Happy Birthday, Singing Owl!

Diane said...

I pray as well that your time here on earth is fruitful.

I hope this next year is a growing one.

much2ponder said...

Happy birthday to you...happy birthday to you...happy birthday dear (((((Singing Owl)))))...happy birthday to you, I'll call you later;)

cheesehead said...

Happy Birthday, sister!

Auntie Knickers said...

Happy birthday! May the year ahead be a good one.

chartreuseova said...

Happy Birthday! It is gonna be a good year. I'm certain.

truth said...

A very happy birthday to you! I'm very behind on blogs right now. Hope to catch up soon.

May you have a year of blessings, a year of renewed hope and vision, and may you have a greater awareness of God's love for you.

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

Happy HAPPY birthday!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Pastor!!!!
Always know that you are loved! (((((:)))))))))
Cathy

(ps. I still can't remember my pw and logon)

Jeni said...

Happy BIrthday! Remember, it's just a number when you think of your age. And the fact that it is one number larger than it was a day, week, month, year ago just signifies that you're still around, haven't left the earthly life. And that's all good, isn't it? Everything -the good and the bad -all irons itself out, somehow, in the end. Cheers as you move forward, onward and upward.

mannaword said...

Happy Birthday -- and thank you for being a friend to so many of us in cyberspace. Your sharing is a blessing!

Questing Parson said...

Happy Birthday to you.

Please tell me you didn't party so much you fell down in the street. :-)

Presbyterian Gal said...

I remember Sheriff John!! Woo Hoo!!!

Happy Birthday to you dear lady and blog friend!!

May this next year bring baskets and bundles of goodness and joy to you. And truckfuls and buckets and semi-loads.....like that.

Sophia said...

Happy Birthday and may this year be way more fun, easy, blessed and etc. than last! Praise God for giving us the gift of wonderful you!

Betsy said...

Happy birthday! You've just rounded a bend in the road in leaving your church; may the journey in the year to come be full of unexpected and joyous surprises.

SingingOwl said...

Thank you, Diane. I hope to be able to visit you sometime this year. M2P, thanks for yesterday evening. That was unexpected fun! Thanks, CH and AK and CO, Truth, Mindy, Jeni, Iris, my dear Parson (no, no falling in the street, thank goodness), Sophia and Betsy...each of you has blessed me in some way this past year. Cathy, your sweet words made me grin, and get a little teary-eyed. And Presby Gal, maybe you remember Sherrif John because he was a local LA area personality? I bet you were singing the song with me, huh? ((((ALL))))

Rev SS said...

Belated Happy Birthday Singing Owl! May it be the first day of a wonderful year.