Birthday Blessing

On JBelle’s birthday, DB and I came up with several “Irish blessing” type sayings to bless JBelle. We handed them out to everyone at the party, then all stood in a circle and recited each blessing to her. Here’s how she was blessed:

  • May you live to 108
  • May you serve God with all your strenghts and weaknesses all the days of your long life
  • May you know the sting of failure and the thrill of success
  • May you be the first woman President of the United States
  • May you know the deep love of another
  • May you be an Olympic swimmer
  • May you always have a book in your hand, a dream in your heart and a plan in your head
  • May you always be surrounded by family and friends
  • May you never stop being curious
  • May you never have any regrets
  • May you inherit your father’s coordination but your mother’s ability to drive
  • May you never be without a song in your heart or a tune on your lips
  • May you find friendships that never fade or fail
  • May you always be willing to lend a helping hand to those around you
  • May you give generously from the bounty God has bestowed upon you
  • May you find laughter in each day
  • May you see beauty in all of God’s creation, including in yourself
  • May you always find reason to say, “TA-DA!”

It was a special time and she is a special girl. I hope one she can look back on this list and see that they have all come true.


Filed under by Malia, JBelle

5 responses to “Birthday Blessing

  1. I love this! My daughter turns 13 this Saturday. May I use this idea and the blessings?

  2. PopC

    I just wish that I could have done a better Irish accent…

  3. Lovely. Just simply lovely.

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