Friday, October 16, 2009

Happy Birthday!:)

Yes!!!! Today is my 16th birthday! What makes it even more special is that it is my golden birthday! An interesting fact about my birth date is that I was born on the day of Pope John Paul II's Installation! This is one of the reasons why I was named John Paul. :) Birthdays are always one of my favorite parts of the year! Does anyone feel the same way? I don't just like it because of presents, or cake, or treats. I like birthdays because they are times when I am able to spend time with my family who love and care for me and who brought me into this world! I am so glad that I was born, because if I wasn't I would have never found God! I would have never been able to become close to Him. I am so grateful to Him, because He gave me life and breath through His Son's death and rising! He gave me the chance to live with Him in heaven! Truly this is the best birthday present I could ever ask for!

Almighty and Ever-Living God,

We thank You for sending Your Son Jesus Christ to die for our sins and gain for us eternal life.

Help us to be your servants and to live the life that You wish us to live. Help us to always remain

close to You. Give us the strength to avoid the many temptations that try to steal away our place

in Heaven with You. Lord, let us feel Your presence in every situation we are in. Help us to be

able to Live with You in Your beautiful kingdom.

We ask this in Your name,



  1. Happy Birthday kiddo! I love you!

  2. Bon anniversaire Jean,bonne continuation.

  3. John,
    Happy Birthday! May God continue to pour his graces and blessings upon you.
    Enjoy your day!

  4. Wishing you a blessed day and year! 16 only comes once! Enjoy it!

  5. John,

    Peace be with you!! Happy birthday!!!
    What a beautiful day to celebrate!
    Today is also the feast of St. Margaret Mary!!

    know of my prayers! I know that Pope John Paul II and St. Margaret Mary are interceding for you and your vocation.

    May our Lord keep you in His most Sacred Heart now and forever!


  6. Happy 16th Birthday, John! May the Lord continue to bless you and guide your heart. Thank you for praying for my son, as he recovers from Croup. I appreciate it.

  7. Happy birthday and many happy returns.

    May God bless you, guide you and protect you always.

  8. Hi, John! Happy Birthday! What a great day to be born. I think Pope John Paul II is a great saint. So is St. Margaret Mary. Thank you for the beautiful prayer:)

  9. Your mom invited us to come and check out your blog! God bless you on this day, and all of them! How fabulous that you are blogging ... may your spiritual journey always be a rich and rewarding one.

  10. Hope you had a great day filled with lots of love and laughs. I came over from your mother's blog. You are a very special young man. Keep listneing. God Bless You.

    Mary Catherine

  11. Happy Belated Birthday John Paul. May God bless you always! What a blessing you are to your family. You are a special young man, to know and love God at such a young age. You are His precious one. Never forget how much He loves you.

  12. I know I am very late but I did want to wish you a very blessed birthday. It was also my brother's birthday. You have some really good saints celebrating their feast days on the 16th.

  13. Thank you everyone for your kind birthday wishes!:)

    God Bless You All:)