I get tired of the same old birthday greeting sometimes, don’t you?
Anyway, I really just wanted to get on here and give a huge shout out to the love of my life, the mother of my children, the bestest friend I’ve ever known, my wife.
I can’t say enough how grateful I am to be able to call you mine, honey. You do so much for us I can’t even begin to list the ways you bless me–but I’m going to start anyway.
- The effort you put into keeping house, from sorting paperwork (or trying to) to picking up these stupid toys yet again.
- The time you spend preparing and serving healthy meals.
- The way you have embraced (pun intended, I am a Holden after all :-)) the process of writing and marketing your books in order to bless those that read them and provide some extra income.
- The time and energy you put into providing a great education for our children.
- The way you organize our lives so we can live ‘on the road’ as much as we do.
- I love how you are always looking for the thriftiest (is that a word??) way to keep all of our closets and dressers stocked with clothes that fit and to grow into.
- Your love for life–from family bikes to long scenic drives through the mountains.
- The way you support me and my passions.
- The way you are always trying to find ways to bless each of our children’s unique personalities.
I could go on but I’ll say that’s a good start for now.
I Love You!
How about you? In what ways has Trina been a blessing and had an impact in your life? Wish her a happy birthday and let her know in the comments.
Kelley A says
It was truly accidental posting my comment in reply to Cora’s. Sorry about that!
Blessed to know you, Trina. Many wishes for a closer walk with the Saviour this year.
Happy belated birthday!
You are such a blessing with your fun way of writing and letting yourself shine through! Thanks for being so honest and vulnerable about yourself so that others can learn through your experiences!
I pray you have a really blessed year ahead of you!
Naomi, that’s the best sort of birthday wish–prayers for the next year. Thank you so much for befriending me and visiting here so often.
Thank You!!!!!!!!! 😉
Joy Forney says
Happy Birthday Trina! You have inspired me with your confidence and zest for life. Seeing you embrace exactly who God has made you to be, and the beauty that He has given uniquely to you, has inspired me to do the same. I appreciate your honesty, openness, and willingness to be molded by our loving Creator.
Thanks for being Trina, because it has inspired me to be Joy! 🙂
Joy, your encouragement means so much to me! I’m so glad you’re embracing the woman God made you to be! Thanks for stopping by!
Gretchen Louise says
Trina, you have been such a source of joy and inspiration in my life these past two years. I am so thankful for your friendship.
(I’m also thankful we’re both blessed with such loving husbands. 😉 )
Woot! Absolutely! we have so much to celebrate. so glad we can be friends despite 3 time zones between us.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! How totally amazing and cool is this?? Your husband hijacking your blog, I mean! You are an amazing woman and I am so happy that our paths crossed two years ago at Allume. And now??? I feel honored that you told me I reminded you of your mom! Happy birthday, Trina…
Yeah! I was totally surprised and blown away by his hijacking. I was out half the day yesterday and came back to this, with the comments coming in fast. It was such a treat. I’m glad we’re friends, too, Mary!
I stumbled upon your blog with the near arrival of our first child, in search of a recipe for homemade wipes… boy, am I glad I did. It was through your thoughts and words of inspiration that we began out real food journey (love the cookbook!). As a mama of 2 little ones under 2, I have now been so amazingly blessed by your Embracing Beauty book… at a time when I felt my changing body and not fitting wardrobe were hopeless. The way are are so very real about your walk with God and your family inspires me to be a better mom, wife and child of God! Thank you for all you do and a very VERY Happy Birthday.
Oh, Cora. I am just delighted to hear your story, and so grateful to know that you are on the same journey with me. Nope, your mamma body isn’t hopeless, and you are a beautiful woman, I just know it 😉
Kelley A says
Trina, your passion for writing, food, beauty, and so much more has been such an encouragement to e,brace and enjoy life where I am. You’ve inspired me to get back into writing (of every sort) and to even join the bloggin world. A step I’ve been pondering for awhile now. Happy late Birthday!!!! I hope it was a great day!
Thanks, Kelley! Hooray for embracing beauty in the written word! 😉
Sandra at Thistle Co says
Happy Birthday to YOU; the best people are born in April…you on today; me on the 11th, SusanBranch.com on the 12…I could go on and on and on. Have a loverly day!
OK, how did you KNOW I was an enormous Susan Branch fan? I mean really. Yes, April is a lovely month. Happy belated birthday, Sandra!
Many happy returns of the day!
I love the way you extend the spirit of hospitality not just to those around you but to your readers as well. And your smile is beautiful!
Many blessings for this next year of your life. 🙂
Thanks, Jamie! I hope I can host you IRL sometime!
Natasha Metzler says
Happy Birthday, dear Trina.
How thankful I am for your inspiration and zest for life and the way you have created community…
Oh, goodness, and I’m so glad to be in community with you, my dear! Your depth and humility continue to bless me.
Trina! You’re absolutely amazing. Your zest for life, your passion for everything, and the crazy things that come out of your mouth during normal conversation (…this totally stimulates the bile duct) just continue to bless me. Thank you for being such a steady friend…always there (unless your smartphone is on vibrate hehehehe) to pray with, laugh with and forgive. Hugs and grace friend!
And Jeremy, kudos to you for putting this up here. Being your wife’s va means you know all the fun passwords 🙂
you need to come over for dinner soon. I want to introduce you to my mushroom juice. love you, too!
Good man Jeremy ! 🙂
And you’ve got a good woman – hold on to her tight, she’s a treasure.
God bless you guys – be awesome.
Love you Trina !
Love you, too, Karie!!! Thank you!