Thursday, March 29, 2012

Birthday Me Picture Cards 
Not only is it my birthday but I'm entering a new decade today; you got it, I'm turning the big 60.
Today I am thankful for having survived the stupid things I did in high school and college and for having made it this far.  I'm thankful for all the blessings in my life, my hubby of almost 34 yrs, my two amazing daughter's and their families-the grands are the joy of my life.  I am thankful that even in the midst of hard decisions-like yesterday, family and friends are there beside me to encourage and comfort me.  I am thankful for the Comforter, who never leaves me or forsakes me.
I am thankful that I was created to love my dogs so deeply and that saying goodbye is never easy, because if it were, I wouldn't have the depth of love for them that I do.  I am thankful that we had Reggie an extra eight months and that we were able to hold him and love on him before he slipped away.
I want to give a big shout out to two of my blogging friends who have birthdays today also....
firstly Kris @, please go by and wish her a happy birthday. Kris is one of the ladies that I've grown so close with over the years of blogging; she is a delight, so creative and fun-you will just love her if you don't already know her.  If we lived closer, I know we'd be the best of friends.
Also, Nellie @ , is also celebrating so pop by her place and wish her a happy birthday.
Thank you for all your kind thoughts, comments and prayers as we struggled with yesterday-I am so thankful for all of you.
Blessings, Noreen


  1. We are so very sorry we missed yesterday's post. We are very sad to hear about Reggie, but when the time is right, it is the only loving decision you can possibly make. We are sure Reggie is very happy now with many of our beloved furries right there along with him.

    And now if you can, we hope you will enjoy the start of a wonderful time in your life. Mom has already passed that big number and she says it isn't really all that bad:) Happy Birthday to you from all of us.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning and Mom

  2. Happy Birthday sweet girl. It sounds like you had a wonderful celebration with your friends yesterday...
    I hope today is full of blessings for you....

  3. Happy birthday my sweet friend.

  4. Happy Birthday Noreen!!! oh, my dear may your day be filled with love, family, friends and good food :) Is your SIL making you one of those yummy looking cakes?? :)
    Hope your are doing well after your difficult day yesterday. I just read yesterdays post again and I can just feel all the love your had for Reggie, again I am sorry for your loss.

  5. Happy Birthday again... you can never hear it enough (o: So sorry about Reggi. How hard that must be.
    We have Kyla's 10th Birthday party tonight. ( even though her actual day is the 22nd) She will be 10. Wow. Then this Sunday we have Morgan and Jonah's party. They will be 11 and 13. I can't believe Jonah will be 13. Hope there are NOT stormy days ahead...

  6. Happy 60th Noreen! And God Bless You.
    It soungd like Reggie passed while I was traveling. I know how hard it is and your hurt now. I'll be praying for you.
    BTW, you look great for 60!!

  7. ´*•.¸(*•.¸♥¸.•*´)¸.•*´
    ♥«´¨`•°..Happy Birthday Noreen!°•´¨`»♥
    I hope your day is a fun one filled with all your favorite things, including cake!! :-)

  8. Hi Noreen,
    Just wanted to pop over and say Happy Birthday to you. Was talking to Becky and she reminded me, and I knew that..............I turned 60 today too.

    So sorry to hear about your beloved pet, know that was a hard decision for you, and hope it isn't too much of a downer for your special day.

    Hope you have the Bestest Birthday in the whole world!!

    and thanks for remembering me, you are too sweet!

    Love ya, Hon,
    May the Lord Bless you really really good................

  9. Happy Birthday !!!! the young 60!!! I was still a bade at 60!!!
    You are 16 years younger then I. Hang on the next 16 will not be easy!! So happy you are going to the gym every day or almost everyday!!

  10. Wow...two emotions run through my mind almost at once. Celebrating YOU! Happy birthday. God alone knows what He has saved you from ....what could have been. So thankful He gave you a heart to know Him. Praying favor on you this coming year....may there be exciting new things happening.

    Reggie...oh my. I can imagine your heart break...thankful God holds our tears as precious no matter what brings them forth. hug

  11. Happy Birthday! I am so sorry I missed yesterday's post. My heart aches for you. Any of us that have loved and lost a pet understand the depths of your loss and the unshed tears in your heart. Blessings-You will LOVE your 60's!!! xo Diana

  12. Happy Happy Birthday to you!! I turned 64 last I am up ahead of you a bit~ it is a great place to be, in our 60's. Loving it! I am sure you will too...God bless your day and the coming year.

  13. Oh, I'm so so sorry to hear about Reggie!!!

    We hope you were still able to enjoy your birthday. What a wonderful life you have!!

    Boondocks & The Love Shack Pack
    **and his mom person too**

  14. I missed your post yesterday, although I saw your Facebook post ... I'm still so saddened to realize that your sweet Reggie is gone. I'm thankful that you were given a sign that clearly told you that it was time. As I said on Facebook, I'm praying that your memories of Reggie will give you comfort. {{hug}}

    Happy, happy birthday! Welcome to the 60's, dear friend (I've been waiting for you!)! Just remember, 60 is the new 40. ;-)

  15. Noreen, I came to say Happy Birthday to you. I have celebrating all day, and thoughts of you popped into my mind several times!!! But when I got here, I learned that you had lost your dear Reggie. I have no words. I just want you to know how much I am thinking of you in your loss. I know how hard this was for you. I am so very sorry. Despite the sadness of having to say goodbye to your dear pupper, I hope that you were able to find some happy moments in today, as you celebrated YOU!! Thank you as well, for your kind words. If we were close by, there is no doubt in my mind that we would be fast friends!
    Love to you, my fellow March 29th gal.
    Big hugs across the miles!!!
    XO Kris

  16. Oh Noreen I missed the last two days and I am soo sorry to hear about your dog. I know how your heart is aching over the loss. I will pray for you I promise. And I hope you had a WONDERFUL WONDERFUL birthday pretty lady. Can't believe you are 60....I am coming to the 60's soon too, Lord willing. May the Lord RICHLY bless you over and over again in this next year! HUGS to you!!


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