Monday, May 18, 2009

Perfect Moment Monday: My Birthday

I remember squeezing my eyes shut, taking an over-sized breath and blowing out candles on my birthday cake when I was 6 years old, wishing for a certain Care Bare:
Minutes later, my wish came true. I opened a box and there was the exact thing I had wished for! This memory has stayed so clear over the years, because there is a picture documenting the pure joy on my face as I held onto the coolest birthday present ever in the history of the world!

How many wishes can each of us say came true over the years of blowing out birthday candles? I know I have wished for pretty off-the-wall things since that 6th birthday: a 1969 Corvette, an entire mall just for me, world peace, to travel the world, etc.

Then last year, I decided to recall the gusto of my birthday wish so many years ago. I squeezed my eyes shut, took an over-sized breath and pictured this image in my head:




He didn't come neatly wrapped in a box minutes later, but he was worth never getting that Corvette, trip around the world, or any other material thing. This is the best gift I have ever and will ever receive...









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41 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday, JJ!

    He is the perfect gift. :)

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  2. First - love the new header on your site!

    Second - Happy Birthday! I'm so thrilled for you that your birthday wish came true.

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  3. happy birthday, jj! glad your wish came true!

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  4. Happy Birthday!! All other gifts pale in comparison after a baby that is so desired!

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  5. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

    The best birthday gift you could ever receive. I just adore that picture!

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  6. Happy birthday! What a poingant post about live and what fulfills us!!!

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  7. That's a beautiful, precious picture.

    Happy birthday, JJ...so glad your wish came true:-)

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  8. Happy Birthday to you!! Great picture, visiting for PMM.

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  9. Why didn't *I* think to ask for a mall all to myself!?

    So glad your most important wish came true. Happy birthday!

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  10. Happy Birthday JJ! What a great little birthday wish

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  11. Best.birthday.gift.ever.
    I am so glad you got him.
    Happiest birthday wishes to a simply amazing woman.
    *hugs*

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  12. Happy Birthday, JJ!!

    XOXO

    P.S. I had the funshine carebear and loved him!!

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  13. Happy Birthday! You have received THE most beautiful gift! He is precious.

    I am new to your blog and look forward to reading past posts as well as new ones. :)

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  14. Awww, that's just so sweet.

    Happy Birthday JJ.

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  15. What a beautiful picture!
    Ironically, I wished for 2 care bears on the wishbone one christmas eve, and woke up with one of them under my pillow on christmas, and the other one under the tree! :) We really do live parallel lives. :)

    happy birthday!

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  16. That is the best gift that keeps on giving. Enjoy your day

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  17. Happy Birthday! The photo is really beautiful. And I love O-man's shirt :)

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  18. Happiest of Birthday's to you JJ! Beautiful photo, beautiful Mom, beautiful son. I too loved my care bears and the rainbow one (can't remember his name) was the first one I got! Followed by the sleepy one that was blue. Good memories! Go make some beautiful memories with your best gift ever!

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  19. Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday to you! Happy BIRTHDAY dear JJ, Happy birthday to you!!

    YAY!!!

    Yes yes yes. Wonderful gift, heh?

    (and i'm writing you an email!)

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  20. Happy happy birthday!!!!!!!!!! what a sweet post!

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  21. Happy Birthday. I'm so happy for you that you got your most important wish.

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  22. Happy Birthday, JJ! Enjoy your gift :)

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  23. Happy Birthday, JJ! O-man is edible!

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  24. Happy Birthday to you!! I wish you all the best on your special day. I agree with Jamie--He is the perfect gift!

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  25. A belated Happy, Happy Birthday!

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  26. Yes, I welled up reading this post. So sweet! Happy Birthday mama!

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  27. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, foxy!
    the best one ever. I am so happy for you guys.
    xo

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  28. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!
    That picture of the two of you is absolutely precious!

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  29. Happy birthday!! Wow, what a great post and I love that picture of the two of you.

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  30. Happy Birthday! He is a beautiful gift.

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  31. Ooh, arent you pwretty :)

    Happy, HAPPY, birthday :)


    xxx

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  32. Well JJ, you managed to melt my heart with your pic. Happy birthday to you!

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  33. Happy Birthday! Here's to the best gift in the world!

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  34. Happy Belated Birth-day JJ!!
    Thanks for popping in on my site and for your well wishes.
    Take care!

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  35. Happy B-Day to you, Happy B-Day to you, terribly glad your wish came true, Happy B-Day to you!

    ...and many more!

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  36. Happy Birthday!! What a great post. I love that picture of you and O-man.

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