Home Uncategorized The Perfect Birthday

The Perfect Birthday

by Kelly Crawford

I woke today to little ones hugging me and wishing me a happy birthday. The older ones insisted on helping little ones with breakfast (it’s a cardinal sin at our house to “work” on your birthday 😉 so I started getting ready for my birthday fun.

These two of my dear friends came this morning and whisked me away to my favorite place–The Thrift Store! We ate at Subway, talked awhile about which of the world’s problems needed solving, and then parted ways at the door to search for our treasures (it is changing seasons you know, and a gal’s gotta have a few “new” things).

After we shopped up another appetite, I decided chocolate cake was needful; and then we shared a plate of fish–in that order. (The cashier said, “Didn’t you guys just order dessert?”) I think it may be a new birthday tradition.

Meanwhile, all the older children had a party at my house watching the younger ones, begging us to “take our time” when we called home. (That can’t be good.)

We laughed, we cried–well we came close a few times, we shopped, we ate, and I was renewed with the fellowship and encouragement these two gals consistently give me. Thank you Robin and Kathy!

Then my hubby gave me a beautiful new Bible which I so desperately needed…I must go for now he’s taking me out to eat and then back to my parent’s house for birthday cake!

(Now accepting your favorite detox diets 😉

You may also like


Susan September 22, 2008 - 8:12 pm

Happy, Happy Birthday Kelly! It does sound like a fun filled day. (I, too, was at the thrift store today.:)) I pray for God’s richest and best blessings on you and your precious family! Love you lots, Susan

Rebekah September 22, 2008 - 8:51 pm

Happy Birthday! You are a blessing!

Anonymous September 22, 2008 - 9:41 pm


Happy Birthday! May the Lord refresh you today.


Kathy, Jeff's Wife September 22, 2008 - 10:14 pm

It is YOU that encourages ME!

Thank you for such an enjoyable day!

Tomorrow it is back to the grindstone, bright and early! ;o)

Gombojav Tribe September 22, 2008 - 10:30 pm

Sounds like a perfectly LOVELY day!!!

Farrah September 23, 2008 - 7:10 am

Happy Birthday, Kelly! I hope your day was simply devine!

Pamela September 23, 2008 - 8:00 am

Kelly, I tried to email you about something on your blog but the email was returned with this error: “This Message was undeliverable due to the following reason:

Each of the following recipients was rejected by a remote mail server.
The reasons given by the server are included to help you determine why each recipient was rejected.

Recipient: generationcedar@hotmail.com
Reason: Requested action not taken: mailbox unavailable”

I’m sorry to clog up your comments with this but do want to contact you. Please let me know how.

Thank you.

Kim M. September 23, 2008 - 9:06 am

Sounds like a day I would choose! Glad it was fun!

Anonymous September 23, 2008 - 9:28 am

Happy birthday, Kelly! Brightest blessings to you in the year to come, and I wish you many more!


Word Warrior September 23, 2008 - 10:42 am

Pamela–sorry that box doesn’t work. akcrawford5@hotmail.com is how to reach me!

Thanks to all of you for your sweet birthday wishes!!!

Anonymous September 23, 2008 - 11:35 am

Kelly, I think we were born pretty close together- I’m 9/20/68. And we both obviously love many of the same things.
Happy Birthday from a bargain- shoppin’, chocolate-eatin’, baby-lovin’, homeschoolin’ mama!


Mrs. Lady Sofia September 23, 2008 - 4:41 pm

I know I am late posting this, but I hope that you had a blessed happy birthday. From your post, it sounds like you had a splendid, “spoiled,” and fun day. So, how old are you? Are you 25 this year (smiles)?

The Editrix September 23, 2008 - 4:58 pm

Happy Birthday, Kelly!! So glad you had a lovely day with family and friends 🙂

Word Warrior September 23, 2008 - 5:14 pm

Mrs. Lady Sophia,

Yes, 25 plus 11. Yikes! Where does the time go?

Mrs. Taft September 24, 2008 - 12:38 am

Happy Birthday!

God's Dancing Child September 24, 2008 - 5:28 pm

Oh my stars… Wrong blog. I MEANT to write Happy Birthday sweet sister, to you. 😉
*blushes profusely!*

Word Warrior September 24, 2008 - 6:12 pm

Trash can–*GRINS*


Leave a Comment

Facebook Twitter Youtube Instagram

Post Category

motherhood/family/parenting Uncategorized christian living homeschooling pregnancy/birth control marriage frugal living/saving money large families public school abortion feminism dating/courtship church/children's ministry entrepreneur pictures

Author's Picks

Why We Should Encourage Our Kids to Marry Young 220 comments Two Children are a Heritage From the Lord (After That, You Should Know... 173 comments Population Control Through Tetanus Vaccine 127 comments

Latest posts

The Power of Gathering Around the Table: Beyond Hospitality 0 comment Weddings, Getting Older, Navigating a Large Family & God’s Goodness 33 comments Help My Friends Find Their Child Through Adoption 0 comment The Shocking Truth About Education 2 comments

Copyright ©2023 Generationcedar. All Right Reserved. Designed and Developed by Duke