"…And she smiles at the future." ~Proverbs 31:25

My birthday wish

It’s my birthday, and I’m asking YOU for a gift. Yes, that flies in the face of everything my sweet mother taught me. (Sorry, Mom.) But what I’m asking for won’t cost you a dime and will only take a moment.

Awww...Thanks, Troy.

Would you leave me a comment today? Here, on my blog…It’s easy, I promise! The very FIRST time you leave a comment below, I will have to approve it before it shows up here. That is just to keep the spam at bay. (You can only imagine the kind of junk that tries to attach itself…Let’s just say it’s NOT anything you want to read, and I certainly don’t want it to be part of my blog!) After that first approval, any comment you make from that same computer will show up automatically.

So, I know it’s a weird request, but even if you’ve never left one here before, would you leave a comment to let me know you were here? I don’t care what you say. Tell me what you’re doing today, or what you’re thinking, or the last thing that made you smile. Tell me what you’re thankful for, or what inspires you. Just let me know you were here.

Seeing comments always makes my day, and your thoughts make this a better blog.

That’s it—my birthday wish.Β 

Thanks for stopping by!


Comments on: "My birthday wish" (71)

  1. Dawn Zenkner said:

    Happy, Happy Birthday Amy! I hope you have a wonderful day!

  2. Thanks for creating this blog. One of my highlights of the day.

  3. Happy Happy Birthday, sweet Amy! I LOVE your blog and look forward to reading it. Hope you have a wonderful day!!!

  4. Ellen Tidwell said:

    I’m so glad were friends! Your posts make me smile, laugh, cry, and THINK! I thank God for you! Keep up the good work..good and faithful servant!

  5. Douglas E. Green said:

    You are a wonderful person Amy. I am glad to call you my friend.

  6. I read your blogs all the time Amy so hello several times from the past.

  7. I love getting comments on my blog too :)It is encouraging to hear from your readers! I do enjoy your posts and as a fellow blogger…I apologize for not commenting more often πŸ™‚ I hope you have a wonderful birthday!

    • No apology needed. I love it when you do comment and it reminds me to stop by your blog, too, which I always enjoy. Thanks for the birthday wishes, too!

  8. Bill Fields said:

    Actually you helped us Amy, when someone asked for something specific it would be rude not to oblidge – otherwise our Mother’s would be scared they didn’t teach us right. Happy Birthday – from my family to yours. I hope this year is filled with more love and more blessings.

  9. Happy Birthday Amy! I was thinking of how I gave you a massage several years ago for your birthday. How about another this year? Clear the house and we can make a plan. Enjoy your day!!!!

  10. Amy, you are such a special lady and I pray you have a special day.

  11. Phyllis Russell said:

    Happy Birthday!!! My sister, Rena Pankey, sent me to your blog to see something one day several months ago. I really enjoy your thoughts and pictures and so I keep coming back! Love all of the funny, cute. Positive things you have to say!!!

  12. Such encouraging words! Thank you, Phyllis! And how blessed you are to have Rena and Dana for sisters! πŸ™‚ I hope you keep popping in.

  13. jenny wooster said:

    Happy birthday Amy! I always love reading your blog : )

  14. Looking forward to seeing you soon! πŸ™‚

  15. Jeanie Hanson (Sprouse) said:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!! I hope you have a wonderful birthday. I love reading your blog. I hope you don’t mind but I share it with my assistant and it always brightens our day. Love you and miss seeing you. Jeanie

  16. Scott Raab said:

    Very Dutch, of course, that you treat us. πŸ™‚ Only wish we could also share a cup of coffee. Thanks for your thoughts on the blog and for your example.

  17. Happy Birthday Amy!! Thanks for keeping this blog alive and encouraging people in a very discouraging world!

  18. Brandy Stehle said:

    Happy Birthday Amy!!

  19. Happy Birthday!

  20. Dana Martin said:

    Your blog is a gift that brightens my day! Thanks for sharing.

  21. Happy Birthday, Amy! I hope your wishes come true!

  22. Happy Birthday, Amy! Praying you have a beautiful, blessed day. πŸ™‚

  23. I’m here, I’m reading…every little thing you write. I love it! Have a great day ( :

  24. I hope your day has been great. I thought of you today as well as my dear mom. She would have been 74 today and I have no doubt you would have received a phone call from her. I do miss her and my dad. It is so hard when both parents have passed. But with the strength and peace we get from God we carry on enjoying the rest of the blessings he has given us….my husband, children, grandchildren, family and friends. You and your messages are both blessings to me Amy. I love you.

    • Debbie, I told David earlier today that I sure miss those phone calls. They were always EARLY in the morning but how I’d love to wake up that way now. I’m glad you have so many good memories of your parents, and glad you have so much to enjoy now. Thanks for keeping up with my blog and for all your encouragement!

  25. Anne Irvin Lootens said:

    Well Flamy Conflagration! Happy Birthday!! What makes me smile is thinking of the fun times we had together in high school!! I hope you had a glorious day and that this next year will be the best yet!!
    Many Blessings!!!

    • How fun to hear from you, Anne, and to remember those days! (Remember when I got YOUR contact stuck in MY eye during calculus? I always wanted to have contacts but didn’t need them, and you were the only one who ever let me try some on…What a friend…) Thanks for your comment and the birthday wishes. Miss you!

  26. Happy Birthday, Friend! I just got off a very productive conference call with the officers (Did I tell you I am now the secretary?) of the Down Syndrome Assoc. of Central KY. It was exciting to get some big things accomplished, and I am inspired to make a difference in this new community of people God has put into my life. I love you!!

  27. Edy Cozort said:

    “Tell me what you’re doing today, or what you’re thinking, or the last thing that made you smile. Tell me what you’re thankful for, or what inspires you. Just let me know you were here.”

    Let’s see….I didn’t do much but enjoy Aaron’s day off with him and James. I’m thinking that you are truly an amazing person and a wonderful example of a Christian woman. I’m thankful for the internet that allows friends to stay in touch throughout the year. And, the last thing that made me smile was your picture on here and the thought about how much I enjoy your blog.

    • I am so glad I know you, Edy! I love hearing from you and wish we lived much closer…but like you said, I am glad we can keep in touch this way. I look forward to God crossing our paths again!

  28. Angie Leising said:

    Amy, I always enjoy reading your blogs! The way your articulate your thoughts into words is awesome…keep it up. I hope you had a wonderful birthday.

  29. Cori rassinier said:

    I love your blog! You inspire me. πŸ™‚
    Hope you had a great birthday.

  30. Glad your birthday was good and your Mom and daughters are so awesome also. Looks like you got your wish. Love Remi’s hair! And Addy is so thoughtful and so talented.

  31. Monica Kraus said:

    Having Jason in our family gives me hope that Vivi will truly see what a real man is like, and will find a godly man to marry one day.

  32. Good morning, Amy & happy birthday to you!!! May God bless you with a sweet day, a joyful day! ~Melissa

  33. Oops…sorry, I was late, Amy!:)

  34. When I stopped by yesterday, this post wasn’t up yet. Hope your had a very happy day!

  35. A day late, but I love to read your blog! It’s such an encouragement!

  36. Julie Rennaker said:

    So I’m nearly a week late, but….you don’t know me from Adam. I accessed your blog from the Homeschool Friends group on Facebook sometime back. You are a great encouragement to me, and I love the fresh ideas you share. I’m knew to this homeschool journey—have a 2 and 4 year old. Just been doing a laid back preK year…anyway, thank you and hope you had a great bday! Feb 2nd is my mom’s bday too! πŸ˜‰

    • Julie, it’s so nice to “meet” you! Your sweet message made my day, so don’t worry about being late. I’m so happy you are receiving encouragement from my blog. That’s my intention! In return, I get encouragement from those of you who take the time to leave a note for me. It’s much appreciated! Enjoy your first year of homeschooling. Starting from the beginning makes it easier to ease into each new grade. The early years are so much fun, so enjoy each day! πŸ™‚

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