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


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...


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.



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

Hope you had a great day!


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, 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]