Thursday, August 28, 2008

Birthday Blessings

Today is my birthday! I guess I could be down about turning 45 if I chose to be, but the truth is...I'm glad to be here! I don't like the alternative to growing older, so I'll take it! :) And I have so much to be thankful for and I am!

Just to sum it up:

I've grown up in a loving family with wise parents and a wonderful childhood. I have a brother that I share many fun memories with. I became a Christian at the age of 10 years old...saved me alot of trouble along those teenage years! I married a good Godly man that treats me like his queen. I was blessed with a beautiful baby boy, Colt, and then nearly ten years later with a beautiful baby girl, Joy. I've been able to be home with my kids and then to homeschool my kids. I've enjoyed being there during all those learning moments. Along the way in there...right around the time Colt arrived....we were able to build our home we dreamed of building. We've not always had alot, but we've had enough. My whole family is blessed with good health. I have wonderful friends, relatives, and church family. My kids are good kids. How could I be upset about getting older? I would have missed all these things...I look forward to every year. Each one holds different memories and opens a new chapter. I consider it a blessing to be 45 years old and I hope I'm blessed with many more to share with all those I love.

My mom dug out some pictures of me growing up so I could share with you...here's a few from my childhood....

Just a baby....


One of my favorites....hair blowing in the wind....As a toddler


A little lady...


First Grade


Third Grade


Somewhere around the 5th grade, I think.


Seventh Grade


My 14th Birthday...Just beginning 9th Grade

36 comments:

Jenn said...

Happy Birthday Tammy!
You were a cutie:) Thanks for sharing those.

Wishing you a WONDERFUL day,
Jenn

ohiofarmgirl said...

Happy B-day to you!!!! Hope you have a day of joy and a family full of love and a sweet cake to make you smile!!!! Blessings, Dianntha

Heather's Stitches said...

Happy Birthday!

Thanks for sharing your pics with us, it's fun to take a stroll down memory lane!

Enjoy your Day,
Heather

Linda said...

Happy Birthday! You have had a blessed life and you are not getting older, you are getting better!

Birthday hugs, Linda

Gettysburg Homestead said...

Happy Birthday Tammy!!!! Have a wonderful day!!!!

And yes the lower part of my pics is the Cabin Red, but I don't get any sun until midafternoon.

Mary

Cathy Cobblestone said...

Happy Birthday Tammy - today is my sweet sister's birthday also! Wonderful people born on this day I guess. Have a blessed one and enjoy - I'm linking you up. Cathy

Kindra said...

Wow, I'm amazed how much Joy looks like you!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, TAMMY!! I hope you have a wonderful birthday!! Are you doing anything special! Can't wait to hear how your day went tomorrow!

carolyn at cranberry crossings: said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I hope it is as special as you are!

Loved your post too!

Colleen said...

HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY, TAMMY!!!!

I hope today is everything you were wishing for and more! You are supremely blessed and you share that joy with everyone. Here's to all the adventures to come...

And I agree with Kindra -- you and Joy look SO much alike!

Have a wonderful birthday, my friend!

Black Sheep Lisa said...

Wishing you many birthday blessings! You are not getting older, you are in your prime!
And you are wise enough to be thankful for it!!

CozyCoops Corner said...

Happy Birthday Tammy ! I hope you have a wonderful day !
Janae

Kate said...

Happy birthday!! I can't believe how much your daughter looks like you!! Have a great day>:)

Raggedy Angel said...

Happy Happy Birthday! Have a wonderful day! Beth

pinetrees on the moor said...

Happy birthday Tammy hope you have a lovely day with all your family.Love the pictures,Take care~Kate~

Anonymous said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TAMMY. HOPE YOU HAVE A GREAT DAY!

TAMMY SMITH
primjunkbug@yahoo.com

Wendy said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TAMMY!!! I pray you have a very Blessed day my friend and that you get lots of goodies!!!!:0)You were so cute!! Wendy

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Tammy!

You are definately blessed Tammy, and you have such a loving and caring way of sharing your joy and happiness with us all! My family and I are so blessed by having your friendship and we love you young lady!

Loved your pictures too Tammy, and Joy sure does resemble her mom when you were in the 5th grade! :)

Have a wonderful Birthday Tammy!

Love & Blessings,
Lynn/OKC

Siri said...

Tammy,

Happy Birthday, Hope you have a wonderful day with many presents :)

Prim Blessings,

Siri

Sandy said...

Well Happy Birthday to you!!!

Your daughter looks just like you...cute pictures!

I hope you have a wonderful day full of everything that you want...FAMILY is the best!

Sandy

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

Happy Birthday Tammy,
Cute photos!
I am only 1 year and 8 days younger then you! I am really enjoying my 40's-By the way-You look much younger then 45!
Keep up whatever you are doing...It's working!
Have a great day!
Robin~♥

Deb said...

Hi Tammy! Happy Birthday! I'm so glad I didn't miss it I've been away a lot! I loved all your photos it's nice to see how you changed over the years. I hope your day is as wonderful and beautiful as you are. Deb

Daffodil Hill said...

Happy Birthday! You are truly blessed. Joy looks just like you did at that age.

angie said...

Happy Birthday Tammy! Hope you have an awesome day~love the pics!

Mandie said...

Happy Birthday Tammy :)

Hugs! Mandie

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday !!! Hope you have a great day!! I am 2 years older than you and I have the same goofy pics!! LOL ahhh how the times have changed!! Thanks for sharing!!

Jill G (jbean)

Sue said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you! I hope you have a wonderful day. You are blessed with a wonderful family and I feel that we are blessed by you sharing with us.

Merrie. said...

Happy Birthday Tammy; and you lucky dog; you got that redware platter; I wish I found that in time to enter! DARN!!! Hey Linda at Behind My Red Door( I think it is; well she left you a comment so you can go see) has a beautiufl black sink; I love the countertop! go check hers out and the red door thing; well, let's just say that I am COMPLETELY familiar with red problem episodes!!! And I have to paint; mine will not! Thanks for stopping by today! And I am glad that if I could not win the redware at least my friend did!!! Go eat you some cake girl!!! You know it is fat and calorie free on your birthday

ghomeschool said...

Wow. You and joy look like twins!!! That is amazing. Happy Birthday.

Kim

Dawn said...

Happy Birthday to you, happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday Dear Tammy, Happy Birthday to You!!! Dawn

Julie said...

Happy, happy birthday. Thanks for showing your pictures--I loved looking at them. Time goes so fast. Have a great day. Julie

countrygirl3031 said...

Happy Happy Birthday Tammy! What a wonderful post. Love you pictures!

Take care and have a wonderful day!

Hugz,
Michele

Stephanie said...

HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Hope your day was super :)
Stephanie

JenW!~ said...

Happy Birthday. Hope you had one just as wonderful as I did!

Katy said...

WOW....Joy looks JUST like you!!!! That seventh grade pic of you...looks just like her!!!
A VERY happy birthday to you Tammy!!!!!!
xoxoxoxoxoxo

Anonymous said...

Tammy, hope your birthday was joyful. Love looking at your pictures. I think Joy looks like her mama. Jax

Julie said...

I've got "You must have been a beautiful baby" playing in my head.

You've always had such a beautiful smile, as well!

You are so blessed and even more blessed to know it and be thankful for it!

I hope that you had a blessed, Happy Birthday!

Blessings,
Julie