Loving One Another

Too Many Birthdays


Every time Bob and I see someone who is driving like they don’t have a brain in their gray and wrinkled head, we comment to one another, “Too many birthdays!” We’ve been doing that for years. And guess what? Now we are they!!

Gray and wrinkled Bob with graying TazE…
Hey, her butt didn’t used to be gray!!!

Well, at least HE is they! At 81 (he’ll be 82 in December), Bob is 5 months ahead of me. He’ll always be older! I can smile in the rear view mirror, wear a hat to cover the gray, and pretend I’m still a young chick! Heck, age is just a matter of how you feel, right? HEALTH is everything! Love is essential. God is good!

Yup, today is my birthday…
and for the next 5 months,
Bob & I are the same age.
No way!!

The hair may be gray, and the face has a few added wrinkles with “too many birthdays,” but age is a matter of the MIND. Right? If you don’t mind, I don’t mind!

Just don’t call me old!!

Tell me I’m “bee-YOU-tiful”
like this card I received yesterday
from Bob’s sister!
(Thank you, Bonnie)

And pick a few flowers from your garden to decorate your table…
like my neighbor, Sue, did yesterday.
(God bless her)

Keep singing and dancing
(ya gotta keep movin’),
writing and blogging your thoughts,
dreaming and making those dreams come true,
living your passions,
and you’ll never have
“Too Many Birthdays” –
no matter how many years
the calendar tells you!!

It’s time to open presents,
sing the birthday song,
blow out a few candles (don’t try to count them!)
and praise God for the years
he has given me “Too Many Birthdays!”
I’ll take ’em all – gladly!

I’m happy to be in the passenger seat!
I thank God every day for my health,
and for my driver, Bob!

Have a Fabulous Friday!
I’ll see you tomorrow
and tell you all about
my “Happy (not too many) Birthday!”

Photo by Sharon McCutcheon on Pexels.com

Come on, friends, sing along.
I’m listening!!

(When I get old, I’m gonna wear more purple…
Just don’t rush me!)
Love,
JanBeek

Comments on: "Too Many Birthdays" (35)

  1. Happy birthday ((((Jan)))) ❤ Keep shining for the Lord. I once had a boyfriend who said I looked terrible in purple! I always loved that color. Love your blogs. Love following what is going on in your life. Hope you have a truly blessed day in His presence. May He gift you with a hug from heaven, in many different ways. ❤

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    • Sunny De said:

      I’m sending a biiiiiiig 😝 thhhhbbbb to that ex boyfriend of yours! Wear your favorite color whenever you want! Sheesh! Don’t let anyone else dictate what you wear or enjoy or….anything!

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      • Hey Donna, that’s my daughter (Sunny De) telling you exactly what her mom taught her. Hah! Bee yourself. Bee confident. Bee who God made you to bee. And don’t cow-towe to NOBODY!! Hah! Thank you, {{{Donna}}} (at the Father’s Feet) for your lovely response. I’m so glad you follow my blog. I love following yours, too. ❤

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      • You are so right! I see some yellows and purples in my future closet! 🙂 Thanks! I can see why you chose Sunny De for a name, to bring sunshine. God bless!

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      • Sunny De said:

        You’re too kind 😇 I truly believe that each person should lead the life THEY want and do NOT allow anyone else to tell you how you should BEE 🐝 ❤️

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      • That’s my girl!!! ❤️{{{DeDe}}}

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  2. Elaina Colby said:

    Happy birthday to you MomBee! How I wish I could fly out and celebrate with you like last year! I hope you have a wonderful day planned. I love you. 😘

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    • Thank you, LainaLinaLaina… and thank you fr the lovely birthday card. It’s so sweet!! Came in yesterday’s mail just opened it this morning. What a great way to begin my day! ❤ Love you!! ❤

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  3. Beautiful Jan! I agree with you 100%! My birthday is coming up next week. I just love birthdays! Thankful for the years God has blessed me and age is just a number, just trying to live my best life that God has granted me. Happy Birthday Jan 🎈🎂🎁🎉❤️🌻🔆🙏🏻

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    • Thank you for the good wishes, Charlotte. I appreciate your sweet response here. YOU have a Fabulous Friday and a Wonderful Weekend! ❤ ❤ {{{hugs}}}} ❤ ❤

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  4. Happy Birthday!! I hope you have a wonderful day and many more to come. You are exactly right, age is in the mind. I love your blog. Thank you for sharing. Stay safe.

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  5. Anneliese Adams said:

    Happy Birthday🙏🌹😻- have a beautiful year…..and: age is just a number!!!

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  6. wish you a very healthy happy birthday Jan❤️Have great day! I wish you many many more years of love n happiness😍GOD bless you today and always💕Keep shining like this forever and ever and ever 💕

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  7. Love your positive outlook on age! Absolutely, you are only as old as you feel, age is just a number, that is unless one no longer can’t seem to drive, then you’re right “one too many birthdays” lol.

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  8. Definitely, age is just a number… Your feelings is all that matters. Wishing you the best of the best. Have a great celebration!

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    • Thank you, {{{Amy}}}. It was a great day – and a wonderful evening. Four friends surprised me and showed up to join Bob and me for dinner last night. What a joy good friends are! 👍🏽❤️

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  9. I just love you, JanBeek! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! “Aaaand many more!” 😁 You are such a light and inspiration, but definitely not old. 😉

    In all seriousness, oh how I love visiting your blog. Your poetry and blog posts always brighten my day with joy and smiles. Keep smiling Jan! You are a gem! ♥️

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    • Well, you certainly brought sunshine to my morning with your sweet comment today, Holly. Thank you 😊 Have a wonderful weekend. I send lotsa ❤️ and 🤗 back atcha {{{Holly}}} 🥰

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  10. Happy birthday Jan! I appreciate how you and Bob keep life moving and fun. I am my wife’s “younger” man so she doesn’t tolerate much fun and games about age. I tell her to not worry because everyone thinks I am older than she is. **Wink**

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    • Ah, I understand! My niece married a guy 5 years her junior. She was 40 and he was 35. But she looked 25 and he looked 40 because he lost his hair at a young age. Looks can be deceiving and age is really quite irrelevant as long as you have your health. Have a great weekend, my friend. 👍🏽❤️

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  11. Sunny De said:

    I hope you had a lovely birthday, dear momma! I thought about you all day. I was with Kad and Roger and André all afternoon and evening. How was cake with the ladies and dinner with daddy? I love you 💕😘❤️

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    • It was a wonderful day, De. Thank you for your loving thoughts. The ladies were wonderful. The cake was yummy. The evening at The Old Hotel was delightful. The Groshong and Hundleys surprised me and showed up to share the experience with us. The food was yummy and the company was great, of course!

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  12. By the time you read this your birthday may be over – let the celebrations continue X

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  13. Happy birthday 💕💕💕

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  14. Happy Belated Birthday! I am sorry I missed it!
    I hope it was really wonderful and wishing you many, many more.
    I loved seeing your picture and the “too many birthdays” anecdote – I am going to start saying that lol
    Many blessings to you and Bob! ♥♥

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