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Birthday Poem and Blessings for the Single ThirtySomething Woman

Updated on July 18, 2017
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MsDora, a six-year online writer, shares poetry, creative writing, and reflections on how writing and writers influence our lives.

A thirtysomething year old, beautiful, talented, productive woman deserves a celebration in her honor. Just the happiest birthday celebration, for the essence of who she is, without the optional trimmings sometimes attached to womanhood.

Single and Exceptional

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Without the wedding anniversaries, the baby showers, the Mothers Day banners, we are forced to look at the inner qualities which form the basis for her contribution to the joy of family, friends and community.

Her birthday is the perfect time to celebrate her life, her love, her strides toward her purpose, and her singleness which many wear nobly.

Honor a worthy young woman by celebrating her singleness. Feel free to substitute an appropriate phrase for “my child” in the last line.

Poem: 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.

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.

Single and Radiant

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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.

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 Sweet Thirty-Something Single!

Ten Blessings for the Single Thirty-Something Woman

  1. Because you are precious to me. You are honored, and I love you (Isaiah 43:4).
  2. Live wisely and wisdom will permeate your life (Proverbs 9: 12).
  3. Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you your heart’s desires (Psalm 37:4).
  4. God guards you from every evil, he guards your very life. . . He guards you now, he guards you always (Psalm 121: 7, 8).
  5. For your Creator will be your husband; the Lord of Heaven’s Armies is his name! He is your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel, the God of all the earth (Isaiah 54:5).
  6. Blessed is . . . the woman who sticks with God. . . 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).
  7. For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope (Jeremiah 29:11).
  8. I will make you my wife forever, showing you righteousness and justice, unfailing love and compassion (Hosea 2:19).
  9. A woman who is no longer married or has never been married can be devoted to the Lord and holy in body and in spirit (1 Corinthians 7:34).
  10. And as a bridegroom is happy in his bride, so your God is happy with you (Isaiah 62:5).

US Statistics on Singles

According to the United States Census Bureau (September 2015)

  • There were 100 million unmarried people in America 18 and older in 2014.
  • 63% of them were never married.
  • 53% of them were women.
  • There were 88 unmarried men for every 100 unmarried women.
  • There were 18 million residents 65 and older in 2014. These seniors made up 17 percent of all unmarried people 18 and older.
  • The number of people who lived alone in 2014 was 34 million. They comprised 28 percent of all households, up from 17 percent in 1970.

© 2013 Dora Weithers


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      Dora Weithers 2 years ago from The Caribbean

      Mar, there just might be. Where is your HP profile? Thanks for the smile.

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      Mar 2 years ago

      Is anyone out there looking for a 37 year old Man who has all his ducks in row and wants to settle down and share his life with a special some one

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      Dora Weithers 2 years ago from The Caribbean

      Thanks, Manatita. Your words of commendation mean much to me.

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      Thank you, Dora. Much beauty here. Yet another touching and obviously very special poem. I note your invitation. I do not know that its useful to change anything in this heartfelt poetry. It's pretty exquisite as it is.

      Once again, truly noble prayers. Much love to you and your own cute and charming beauty. Salaam!

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      Dora Weithers 3 years ago from The Caribbean

      Michele,you're so kind. I appreciate you. Truth is, I trust my daughter's judgment, especially since there is no crime in being single and childless. I love her unconditionally. Thank you.

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      Efficient Admin 3 years ago from Charlotte, NC

      What a refreshing hub to read. Your daughter is blessed to have a mother like you who supports her and loves her and doesn't judge her worth with questions like, "when are you going to get married and give me grandkids?" She learned to be the great person she is from you! Voted up and across.

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      Dora Weithers 4 years ago from The Caribbean

      Thank you, Al. She's all this and more, for real. She's blessing!

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      Word 4 years ago from Chicago

      Well done MsDora, What a beautiful birthday tribute to your daughter. She sounds like a wonderful dream to me. -:)

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      Dora Weithers 4 years ago from The Caribbean

      Thank you, Cous. We come from the great stock you came from, and we're proud of you too.

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      Cous 4 years ago

      Both mother and daughter are precious! Proud of you two!

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      Dora Weithers 4 years ago from The Caribbean

      Thank you, Lastheart. I also experience both sides of the coin. We are blessed to have the love of both mother and daughter at once. Take care.

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      Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill 4 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord

      Nice, sweet, and warming; I love the feeling. I know what it is to be a daughter and the great feeling when mothers value us. I also know a mom's heart, I have three and the oldest will be 31 this October. Time flies, kids grow so fast, but they will always be our babies.

      I love your advices not only for your daughter, but by sharing this I hope it becomes a blessing to another person.

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      Dora Weithers 4 years ago from The Caribbean

      Thank you for your comment Thelma. My pleasure to share and I'm glad that you like it.

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      Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

      What a beautiful poem for your daughter MsDora! I like it. Thanks for sharing.

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      Dora Weithers 4 years ago from The Caribbean

      Thank you, Abby. Your comment is very kind. I appreciate you.

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      Abby Campbell 4 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      Absolutely beautiful, Ms. Dora. Your daughter is blessed to have you as a mom. And, you should write for greeting card companies because I have the most difficult time finding true heartfelt words in cards anymore. You are truly an INSPIRATION! Have a wonderful evening.

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      Dora Weithers 4 years ago from The Caribbean

      EP, thank you for reading and sharing! Yes, she is a wonderful blessing to me!.

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      Elizabeth Parker 4 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      What a beautiful poem and your daughter sounds wonderful. Sharing this hub!

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      Dora Weithers 4 years ago from The Caribbean

      A great big hug to all my online friends who join me in celebrating my daughter on her birthday. Thank you for sharing our joy. Each one listed here is special to me:



      Rose the Planner




      Kathryn Stafford




      Frank Atanacio

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      Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

      something so wonderful and creative to do Msdora blessings for everyone!!!!!

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      Voted up and Beautiful.

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      Michael-Milec 4 years ago

      Hello MsDora.

      Thank you for letting God using you to share amazing life story according to His heart. What a message to the hungry world for truth and righteousness. Your poem is proof how's available to everyone choosing The Life.

      Voting awesome and beautiful.

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      Richard Ricky Hale 4 years ago from West Virginia

      Dora, voted up, awesome, and beautiful. Shared on FB also. Beautiful tribute to your daughter, very thoughtful and loving.

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      Cynthia Taggart 4 years ago from New York, NY

      Beautiful writing and pictures for your daughter, Ms. Dora. Do want to add too that "thirty something" is still considered quite young these days!

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      Kathryn 4 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      That is such a sweet tribute to her, and a beautiful poem. I'm glad that she has embraced the single life, and that it has been rich and full.

      Have a great day, and thanks for sharing this with us.

      ~ Kathryn

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      Martin Kloess 4 years ago from San Francisco

      You have succeeded in painting a beautiful thought. thank you

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      lovedoctor926 4 years ago

      MsDora, this is a lovely tribute to your daughter. It's a lovely way to make her day more special. voted up beautiful!

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      rose-the planner 4 years ago from Toronto, Ontario-Canada

      An incredibly heartwarming and sentimental acknowledgement of a wonderful and beautiful young woman. She is lucky to have you as her mother and you are as equally fortunate to be blessed with such a perfectly lovely daughter. Many best wishes for a happy birthday! Thank you for sharing. (Voted Up) -Rose

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      Dora Weithers 4 years ago from The Caribbean

      Faith Reaper, thank you very much for your comment. I also have a son who has given me a grandson. My daughter is my firstborn and very special.

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      Dora Weithers 4 years ago from The Caribbean

      Thank you, Billy. Yes, I have a very lovely daughter and I do love her very much.

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Oh, how very beautiful, MsDora!!! Yes, she should be celebrated for just who she is and she sounds like a most beautiful person inside and out and that the both of you are blessed to have each other no doubt!

      I love all of the imagery of the flowers and the beautiful scripture is perfect here. Thank you for sharing in your daughter's birthday celebration! My daughter is not yet married either, and that is just fine. It is my son who has blessed me with all the grandchildren.

      I pray she has the best birthday ever!

      Voted up ++++ and sharing

      God bless you and yours, Faith Reaper

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      What a beautiful tribute, Dora! You have a very lucky daughter, and the love between the two of you is very obvious.