Tuesday, January 17, 2017

A Birthday Song

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Tomorrow is my brother's birthday. Currently, he's overseas serving our country I'm not sure where. So today I sent him an email with the birthday song we sang when I was growing up.  We hardly sing it anymore because we typically have "friend" parties now and so the song is usually simple and sweet. Just typing the words to this song brought back so many happy memories for me. There is just something special about this birthday song.  In my mind, when I close my eyes, I can see (and hear) my whole family singing it.  My grandma, grandpa, aunts and uncles, cousins, mom, dad, sisters, and brother. It was always a full house at parties and everyone sang it.  And when it was sung to you, you felt important.  If felt like this song was made just for you.  I have only heard one other version of this song when we were at a party last year.  It was a little different, but had similar parts. Without further adieu.... here's our Happy Birthday Song.

Happy Birthday to you!
Happy Birthday to you!
Happy Birthday dear _______,
Happy Birthday to you!!!!

(deep breath)
So this is your birthday that's what I've been told
What a wonderful feeling you're now ____ years old. (hahaha fill in any number)
On the cake there'll be candles all lighted for you
And the WHOLE WORLD is singing,
Happy Birthday to you!

(nice and slow)
Happy Birthday, Happy Birthday just.for.you.
Happy Birthday and may all your dreams come true!
As you blow out the candles
One light stays aglow.
It's the whiteness of your soul
Where ere you go!

ps... Our Christmas Tree is STILL up!!!! :)  I won (only because my husband was sick)... but I think it's coming down this weekend. Sad.


  1. Great song, happy family tradition. Thanks and prayers for your brother as he serves, and your family as you wait...

  2. How your brother must have loved getting the birthday song from you! What wonderful memories will flood back for him too!