Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Just A Little Surprise!

I will probably be taken out of the will for this, but it's a risk I'm willing to take!

This is Jeane`, Judy's eldest daughter writing. Under normal circumstances I would never dare to even think of taking advantage of my knowledge of mom's blog password...but this month is not normal.

March commemorates 2, mom's year long anniversary of her foray into blogging AND on March 27th, the day she blessed the world with her presence just a few years ago! :)

I found these pictures from 1996, taken while on weekend vacation with her family. In it, she is attempting something she had never done before (at least to my knowledge!) and it captivated all her little nieces and nephews, as their facial expressions will attest to! It reminded me of her willingness, even if it takes a little time, to venture out and try something new. Like blogging.

I am so very proud of you, mom, and the way you pour your heart and God-given creative spirit into this art form you have delved into this past year. And yes, I do believe that the blogging that mom and so many of you, her treasured friends and fellow bloggers, create on a weekly basis are indeed artistic expressions to be admired!

This Friday, we will celebrate Mom's birthday! Again, I know she'll cringe initially upon reading this entry and may be embarrassed that I disclosed this information, as she is a rather private person and prefers the attention OFF herself. However, as her daughter, I felt led to do this. Feel free to leave a little birthday wish if you should so wish! We always receive "just a little something from Judy"...and now I'd like to give her just a little something from me (and perhaps you!).

Incidently, the picture below is very recent. It MIGHT (but only a slim chance) get me back into the will (in which I would inherit a mighty extensive tin collection!)...stay tuned. :)


Stacey said...

Happy Birthday Judy!

I'm so glad I met your through blogging. Your positive words always brighten my day.

Enjoy your special day and weekend.

Stacey :)

LisaShaw said...

Precious Judy,

You know that I love you dearly and I'm so glad that your sweet daughter let us in on the opportunity to share our love with you!

First, Happy Blessed Birthday and many many more in Jesus Name. May your life continue to be filled with good health, the joy of the Lord, peace and love with your hubby and all the love your heart can hold with your family and friends.

Secondly, congratulations on the anniversary of your blogging. You have been an incredible blessing to my life. You share awesome goodies to eat spiritually and in the natural. You have a tender heart for others and I love you for it.

Bless you Judy and I so look forward to a long friendship with you in blogland and one day having that cup of coffee with french vanilla creamer sitting down with you and chatting in person! I love you.

Barb said...

Judy, happy birthday to you. I feel so blessed to have found your blog and being able to 'get to know' you. You are truly a rare human being...full of character and graciousness.

Congratulations on your first anniversary of blogging.

Thanks to your sweet daughter for doing this.


Sheryl said...

Happy Birthday, Judy!!

It has been so fun to get to know you. I've said it many times, but you are a real encourager to me. I appreciate you so much.

And, my goodness, you are beautiful. Enjoy, you sure deserve it.

amy said...

May God bless you on your birthday Judy!!

Hope it's the best year yet!

Jul Hoober said...

Good Morning Dear friend,
and Happy Birthday week to YOU! I trust it will be FULL of God's rich blessings to YOU as so often you share His goodness to so many.

You have been used by God to encourage and bless ALL who know you, what a joy you are to know.

Here's to many more years of serving Jesus and your family.
By the way, I LOVE your blog. Job well done.
love, Jul

Marilou said...

Well, well, wouldn't be right for ME (i.e. your favorite youngest sister) to pass up an opportunity to PUBLICLY spread my good cheer and well wishes to my OLDEST sister. Now, I know you might be inwardly cringing right now, thinking to yourself "oh no, lou, please, not a public message for all the blogging world to see, anything but that", but rest easy, my little lassie, i will be gentle! :)

Happy _5th Birthday To YOU!
I KNOW the first thing you will do,
IS go to a store,
And buy ALOT more,
Cuz your SR. Citizen discounts are waiting for YOU!!

YAY!!! Have a GREAT b-day, Judy!!
Love ya,
Your Sister Lou :)
(who's going to be in ALOT of trouble when you read this, I'm afraid!)

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful and heartfelt tribute! We all think your a very special lady Judy and so pretty ♥
Happy Birthday! I hope you have a wonderful and blessed day. I'm so glad you started blogging I feel you are truly a treasured bloggy friend :>)

Cynthia's Cottage Design said...

First , Happy Birthday Judy! and your daughter brought sweet tears to my eyes! To both of you , anyone would be proud and so lucky to have a daughter like you. And yes, your Mom warms others in every way, her encouraging words and lovely comments brighten my world for sure! Thank you Judy for being such a wonderful sweet and lovely person! And for also inspiring us with your wonderful Blog too!

Btw, that picture has to be one of the most beautiful pictures ever! It embodies such an incredible spirit of love and fun! Thank you so much for sharing it, hopefully you won't be taken out of the will on that one! Keep her in it Judy, you are a lucky Mom for sure! :) The picture just makes me want to get out and have fun! Fabulous sweetie! I hope you have a wonderful Birthday, you deserve a million Blessings! Hugs, Cynthia xo

Landis said...

haha, I looove it! Congratulations on defeating the monkey bars! In front of your nieces and nephews no less! That shows much bravery. HAPPY BIRTHDAY MRS. MARTIN!! Love you!

Wanda said...

Dearest Judy!

Thank you for all of your wonderful blogs. They were the topic of a mighty fun conversation I had yesterday at a brunch at a friend's home. THANK YOU for inspiring us with your creativity!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you! May you be blessed with breakfast in bed and fun with your precious family!

Much love and thanks to you!

Happy@Home said...

Aw Jeane', what a sweet post you did in honor of your Mom's first year of blogging and also her birthday. Any mother would be touched deeply to have her child "borrow her password" for this reason :-)

Happy Birthday Judy. You are a wonderful addition to the blogging community. Your kindness and creativity shine through in every post you write. Not to mention you are a very pretty lady. May your birthday be a special day filled with happiness and love.


cottage farm villa said...

Happy early birthday Judy!!! What a sweet and loving daughter to appreciate you as a woman!

Tracy said...

Happy Birthday to you, Judy!

May your day be special in every way, and may God return to you in large portion the joy you give to others!

I can't tell you how happy I am that you ventured into blogworld, and that God crossed my path with yours. Although we've never met in the physical realm, every post feels like we're sitting together at the table, chatting over coffee or a wonderful meal. I've learned so much from you! Congratulations on your blogaversary!

I loved Jeane's tribute to you. There is no doubt she feels blessed to be your daughter!

Thanking God for you this day and always...

lglessner said...

Happy Birthday Judy....Hope your day is filled with lots of exciting surprises!!! Thanks again for being a blessing to so many!!! I am sure you will make it a great day!!!

Thanks Jeane' for letting us know it is your Mom's special day!!!

Sharon said...

Happy Birthday, Judy...the recent picture does not do you justice! Glad we run into each other now and then...Sharon Cook

The lady of the house... said...

Hello Judy, I'M SO GLAD YOU WERE BORN!! Many lives have been touched by you, some you may never know about until eternity! YOU have so much to offer this world and I'm so glad you're here. You raise beautiful daughters as well, (who should stay in your will)!!! :-)

Sara said...

Happy Birthday girlfriend!!
Hope your day tomorrow is as special as you are to alot of people....husband, daughters, grandkids, mother, sisters & lots & lots of me!! God blessed the world when you were born & to was all in His plan!!
Love you...

Dale said...

Happy Birthday to my beautiful friend! Thank you for sharing 'just a little something' with us each day on your recipe/idea file is growing! So glad God brought you to knock on our apartment door so many years ago! We are so blessed! (Thank you,Jeane, for a lovely tribute.) We love you! Nick and Dale

Kim@Seasons of My Heart said...

Happy my "special" friend Judy!

You are such a blessing to me in blogville, and I can only image how much you bless those around you in real life.

THANK-YOU...for the gift of you! Each time you email, or leave a post, I grow from that which you've shared.

I truly count it a know you!


vickie said...

Dear Sweet Lady, Happy Birthday// You are the real deal///// A treasure to us all...Love you much... vickie L.


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