WOO WOO WOO WOO!
The phone calls started at 12:01 they did not stop until 3:00 am! It was my intent to post EARLIER! Sleep had other ideas! I am so EXCITED about my birthday! After I drop the kids off at school My whole day is FREE! I am coming home and taking a long hot bath! I will put on my silk pj's. I will listen to music, I will read, I will enjoy the stillness of the house. I know I will have a gazilllion floral deliveries coming...I LOVE cut flowers! I already know about the 45 red balloons! that will arrive today at 12 noon. This evening I will have vegan cupcakes and soy ice cream with my beautiful children...My Sister-friend JB took them shopping yesterday evening for birthday presents. I have dinner reservations with friends at my favorite Eritrean restaurant Caffe' Adulis. This is the most perfect of days!
Let the celebration with poetry, prose and love missives begin!
I remain completely overwhelmed by the responses. I can't even begin to thank folks for their kind and generous spirit! Scroll down and check them. And check the comment section too! I will post more through out today and tomorrow and the next day...
by Sharon Jenkins 4/22/08
At the core of you I recognized me
Significant and glorious and fully the “I”, I strive to be
Choosing love over all else especially fear
Your voice speaks the words my brain whispers in my ear.
Your smile reflects the joy of the life I’ve been gifted
Your heart plays the rhythms on which my spirit is lifted
From your words I gather nourishment again and again
So similar are parts of our journeys, I call you my Twin.
My sibling unmet, unseen, technically unheard
We’re related by blog, by hearts, and by words
Come hell or high water I know you are there
Strengthening me, steadying me, with your soul--so rare.
Geography notwithstanding we’re connected, you and I
Not born of the same parents, the laws of genetics we defy
More alike than different yet different all the same
Lovebabz you amaze me, and thus I speak your name.
I speak it when lonely, feeling lost, or afraid
I speak it when at last into night the day fades
I speak it in exclamation when so filled with happiness I nearly burst
I speak your name because you felt all of these things first.
“How can this be?”, when I’m the older I believe
Your wisdom predates your birth and from GOD it was received
You bring knowledge from the ancestors which you generously share
Teaching us all about love and not being afraid to show we care.
You are fearless about love and your message is heard
It fortifies us and encourages us to spread the good word
Until from my lips to his ears and so on from there
This wonderful chorus becomes a new prayer.
A prayer that is being answered in you and in me
A prayer that is being realized in everything that we see
In our children, our friends, and all the loves of our lives
A prayer that began with you and now lives and now thrives.
Changing the unchangeable is what you do so well
Each and every one of us benefits from the truths that you tell
New understandings help us all to grow [as you say] in love
And though this is your birthday WE received in YOU, a special gift from above.
At the core of you I recognized me
Significant and glorious and fully the “I”, I strive to be!
© Sharon J. All Rights Reserved 2008
Love in Transition
Like a Phoenix...i burned to become
who i am
I am rejuvenated
what God perceives me to be
So, i am
A new breeze
a glowing flower
a full moon
the morning hour
full of ideas, and the grandest wishes
the remaking of me
the future, bright and new
spreading my wings
lighting my life
breathing my dreams
I am Love again!
***Happy Birthday Lovebabz!***
Posted by Mizrepresent
Inspiring with words
Humor and humility
Learning lessons to share
Brilliance and wit
Clever and fearless
Seizing a life full of love
Mom, Friend and Guide
Leading a family
Encircled by a community
Who wish you greatness in all
Warrior for self
Looking inward then forward
Mindful in the present
Faith in the future
Blessings building and growing
Your birth is a gift
Life a journey worth celebrating
Thank you for choosing
To share the moments with us
Capcity: Here's my Birthday Poem 4 ya:
G racious and
O ut LOUD!
Z ealous about her transition;-)
Wednesday, April 30, 2008
By KO JOHNSON
My first kiss
My first standing ovation
My greatest english teacher
The first time I caught a touchdown pass
Winning my first dance contest
Reading Iceberg Slim
First raid of Pop's dirty books
First sax solo
First sex duo
My first blog entry
My first really big speech
My first realization that there is life after divorce
My first time discovering LOVEBABZ
Happy Birthday Babz!!!