Birthday Poem for My Single ThirtySomething Year Old Daughter
Single and Exceptional
A thirtysomething year old, beautiful, talented, productive woman deserves a celebration in her honor.
No wedding anniversary!
No baby shower!
No Mothers Day banner!
Just the happiest birthday celebration, for the essence of who she is, without the optional trimmings sometimes attached to womanhood.
Her birthday is the perfect time to celebrate her life, her love, her strides toward her purpose, and her singleness which many, like my daughter, wear nobly.
Honor a worthy young woman by celebrating her life, her love and her singleness. Feel free to substitute an appropriate phrase for “my child” in the last line.
A Single, Shining Star
Beautiful within, beautiful without;
Elegant image of true womanhood;
Your charm exceeds the influence of most,
Revealing graces you displayed since childhood.
Your confidence is steady in your gait;
Your wisdom flavors all you do and say;
Your kindness, friendliness and tasteful wit
Spread joy to those who stand in your pathway.
Inspiration for My Daughter
- Live wisely and wisdom will permeate your life (Proverbs 9: 12).
- Even if you live a long time, don’t take a single day for granted (Ecclesiastes 11:8).
- God guards you from every evil, he guards your very life. . . He guards you now, he guards you always (Psalm 121: 7, 8).
- And as a bridegroom is happy in his bride, so your God is happy with you (Isaiah 62:5).
- Blessed is . . . the woman who sticks with God. . . like trees replanted in Eden, putting down roots near the rivers—Never a worry through the hottest of summers, never dropping a leaf, Serene and calm through droughts, bearing fresh fruit every season (Jeremiah 17: 7, 8).
Scripture quotes from the Message Version.
So who knows why with all your loveliness
You’re still a single, brightly shining star
Without a love response to your soft glow
After thirtysomething years on life's radar?
Your stature gains in sweet appeal;
You perform cheerfully and purposely
Without a show of any lack or need
For a man to walk beside you closely.
Still it may be that he is taking the long route
And by the time he walks into your life,
He would have lost his childish looks and ways
And be fit for a mature, worthy wife;
You shouldn't have to look for him; he’ll find you
Right where you are pursuing your own dream,
Keeping in step with Father’s divine will
And together you will make an exc’llent team.
Single and Radiant
My daughter's name actually means star, and it matches her radiant personality. She is a healthy single, having no complaints about her singleness.
Her social life is always abuzz with concerts, plays, and movie screenings among a decent batch of friends.
She makes singleness look awesome, and for her it really is!
Added to all this, she is my firstborn, my favorite young woman and the loudest cheerleader of my writing effort.
The birthday poem is written, primarily as a dedication to her, but also for all the single women like her who deserve to be honored just for who they are.
But there’s no guarantee that he will come;
Distractions and shortsightedness abound,
And he may, without knowing what he does,
Fumble his future with judgment so unsound.
Still, my charming, talented, wise daughter,
You may be singled out for great success
With only supernatural princely help,
Making you more special in the process.
For thirtysomething years, you’ve been special
To all our family; and oftentimes
You’ve made us proud to watch you forge your way
Through difficult, character-strengthening climbs.
Your perseverance and your shining faith,
And prayers have kept you firm on paths you’ve trod.
You can live joyfully, single or not;
Blessed because you’re my child and a child of God.
Happy Birthday to a Wonderful Daughter!
Statistics on Singles
According to the United States Census Bureau (September 2012)
- There were 102 million unmarried people in America 18 and older in 2011.
- 62% of them were never married.
- 53% of them were women.
- There were 89 unmarried men for every 100 unmarried women.
- The number of people who lived alone in 2011 was 33 million. They comprised 28 percent of all households, up from 17 percent in 1970.
© 2013 Dora Isaac Weithers
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