It’s Friday The 13th — My Birthday!


Hello it’s Friday the 13th, are you afraid? You may have a friggatriskaidekaphobia, the fear of this day and date.

Me, I can’t afford to be afraid of Friday the 13th because sometimes my birthday falls on this day – like today!

Happy birthday to me!

Because it’s my birthday I got to share with you what happened yesterday. Before leaving for the office, my daughter accidentally broke our mirror. On my way to the office, I saw a teen’s body lying on a pool of blood. Later on I learned that he was hit by the car and sadly he was dead – God bless his soul.

And those happened on Thursday the 12th.

Just saying that what one might fear on a Friday the 13th might be actually happening any time, any day. Just saying that it’s not fair to fear 13 just because it’s next to what is perceived as the perfect number – 12. Twelve months in a year, twelve gods of Olympus, twelve numbers on the clock– and maybe 12 eggs in a box.

How about you, how would you feel if some people decided they don’t like you just because they like the perfect lady in front of you?

Because it’s my birthday I got to share with you what happened yesterday. My parents brought me big prawns, big squid, big fishes, big crabs, big smiles and big love! My officemates had pasta delivered as pre-birthday celebration –- surely we will have a feast on the day itself! My hubby and kiddos, as usual, their love made me smile!

And those happened on Thursday the 12th.

Just saying that there are many blessings in a day that we might have missed because we focused on our fears. Just saying that it’s not fair to frighten ourselves because of superstitions. Just saying that it is one year with twelve months, that there is only one true God amongst more than 12 idols, that I’m writing this on the 13th hour – and there are 6 eggs in a box which are perfect.

How about you, how do you feel when you decided to appreciate and see beauty, just as is?

Because it’s my birthday I got to share with you my birthday song. Hopefully you’ll take time checking it.

Some people find the lyrics weird and might not like it. I am weird and you might not like me. But I like the song and somebody surely likes me, even loves me – just as I am. You know, the One who can make all things possible.

Happy Friday the 13th everyone! Shine!


This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. – Psalm 118:24


20 Responses to “It’s Friday The 13th — My Birthday!”

  1. Darren Poke Says:

    Happy Belated Birthday and thanks for continuing to make the world a brighter place. I pray that the year ahead is full of God’s abundant blessings for you and your loved ones.


  2. Ann Says:

    Hello Princess Rea

    I just popped in because you crossed my mind. Wanted to let you know that I am praying for you and your family.


    • bendedspoon Says:

      Thank you sooo much Anne for my sweet tears right now. I have been wearing my princess crown in the past several weeks. It helps so much to know I am the daughter of the King 🙂

  3. Happy birthday. After a bunch of them, they seem to run together and the zip goes out of them. Remember when we counted 1/2 birthdays, correcting people who didn’t mention this milestone of 6 extra months past a birthday. That’s the joyful attitude…accumulate as many days as you can.

    • bendedspoon Says:

      Thank you so much. I love the days when we consciously choose to cherish the moments in our lives — how precious they are; how much loved we are. Hugggs to you 🙂

  4. Debbie Says:

    Happy Birthday, Sweet Spoon!!!! I happen to LOVE that song! 🙂
    God bless you and all your days before Him, who loves you with an everlasting love! You shine!!!

  5. Ann Says:

    Happy Birthday, Princess Rea!

    Times and seasons are in His hands. He knows every day of your life, how it starts, how it ends …He has you covered.

    Have a super, fantastic day!!!

    Birthday Blessings

    • bendedspoon Says:

      Yup I cannot disagree with that. He has me covered. He even sent angel friends on my way when I need them most. You got lovely wings Anne 🙂

  6. mariqia Says:

    Happy happy birthday Rea..may you have more than days, weeks, and years to have a beautiful heart. 🙂

  7. I know that I already commented once, but this post meant so much to me. I needed to be reminded that each day may hold sad things, but it also holds happy things. One of the things that should make us glad is that the Lord’s mercy endures forever. We can be sad that we were living in a way that made us feel guilty and ashamed, but the Lord offers forgiveness and cleansing and a brand new moment to live obediently and joyfully. It doesn’t matter how others might feel about us, because the Lord of the universe loves us and puts all of our sins under His blood so when He looks at us we are perfect in His sight! 🙂

    I was sad because I had forgotten that, but your post made me remember. Thank you so much!

    “18 And I said, My strength and my hope is perished from the Lord:

    19 Remembering mine affliction and my misery, the wormwood and the gall.

    20 My soul hath them still in remembrance, and is humbled in me.

    21 This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope.

    22 It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.

    23 They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.

    24 The Lord is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him.

    25 The Lord is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him.” Lamentations 3:18-25


    • bendedspoon Says:

      So glad that you came back and brought in the truth Theresa. I got to reread this one because this is so fitting as well for our situation right now. God’s word, love, mercy, and faithfulness indeed endures forever. We are truly loved! Hugggs 🙂

  8. Chatter Master Says:

    Happy Birthday Bended!!!!! Thank your mom and dad for having you, and gifting us with your beautiful self!

  9. Happy Birthday! I like that song! 🙂

    You are right. The Lord makes every day and gives us a reason to be glad and rejoice.


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