Sunday, February 15, 2009

It's My Birthday

Today I get to celebrate my favorite day of the year. I don't get hung up on the numbers and today I proudly turn 43!

I'm not Oprah but here a few of my all-time favorite things:


My favorite trip: Going to Ethiopia to see my kids.

My favorite holiday: Thanksgiving

My favorite book: All God's Children by Fox Butterfield

My favorite movie: Anything with Sidney Poitier but we can start with In the Heat of the Night and Blackboard Jungle -- maybe even Lilies of the Field.

My favorite song: Stand by Donnie McClurkin

My favorite writer: Langston Hughes

My favorite person: My Daddy (yes I call him daddy) who sent me the best birthday and Valentine's day cards.

My favorite food: Indian food

My favorite desert: Ice cream -- vanilla works fine

My favorite book of the bible: Nehemiah

My favorite scripture: 2 Timothy 1:7

16 comments:

Kerri said...

Yay!!! Happy birthday! I love having my birthday and hate when others don't enjoy theirs. Celebrate well!!!

DWS said...

Happy Birthday! I celebrate the Big 45 on Tuesday.

Robbin said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY FRIEND!!!!!!!!!!

Almost a Valentine's day baby eh?

haze said...

Happy Birthday, Valarie!! Have a wonderful day. I have 2 months left of 43. It's a good, wise year.

Bennett said...

Happy Birthday Valerie....

Gracie's Mom said...

Happy Birthday Valerie. You look gorgeous girl!

Tami said...

A big Stevie Wonder Happy Birthday To You Song Girl! You Look Mavalous! :-)

Angela said...

Happy Birthday Valarie!!

VALARIE said...

Thanks everybody for the well wishes. I did enjoy my day and decided not to do the big diner thing and instead had a fun time at Dave & Busters. I kicked butt on the virtual tennis game and wasn't to bad at auto racing.

MOTHER TO AN ETHIOPIAN PRINCESS said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

May God continue to bless you with many, many more years to come.

Hope you had a great day!

Andrea

kristine said...

Happy Birthday!!!!

You're only a little younger than me - so why do you look so much younger than me??!!!!

Hope (know) it will be the best year ever!

Kristy said...

Happy B-day! Hope it was a great one. Thank you for your wonderful blog. I read it regularly and really feel your insight and honesty will help my husband and I raise our future Ethiopian child with grace and pride.

Bennett said...

Valerie, I can see why they thought you were from ET, and I can see why they would not allow you to tell them any thing different, OMG.....you would never have a problem over there w/this silly recommendation of no outings w/your children.

LoveNotes4CocoPrincess said...

Happy Belated Birthday...didn't forget you, just wanted you to see the words "Happy Birthday" one more time!

Debbie said...

Happy Birthday!

Tracey said...

I hope you had a great birthday! I will be joining the 43 club tomorrow myself, and plan to celebrate it too. I don't understand peopl who don't celebrate having a birthday. It is better than not having one, right? Who wants to think their last birthday was really their last.

Original Court Date: April 18, 2009
Final Court Date: May 18, 2009
[607 total days & 165 days w/IAN]