Lucky Number 13

Actually, I’m not fond of this number at all.

At The Last Supper, there were 13 people around the table… the 13th supposedly being Judas who betrayed Christ.

On Friday the 13th, in October 1307, Philip IV of France arrested hundreds of the Knights Templar, then tortured and murdered them (they protected Christian pilgrims during the Crusades).

In a tarot card deck, XIII is the card of Death.

The Apollo 13 lunar mission was a “successful failure” (successful because no one died).


That isn’t really the point of my post.

My point then??  Glad you asked!!

My baby boy just turned 13!!  I am now officially the mother of a teenager (may the Good Lord have mercy on my soul)!

Happy Birthday AJ!!


1st Birthday

9th Birthday

13 candles nearly set off the smoke detectors.

13th Birthday

Wow. Growing up. #GoHawks

I’m still not fond of the number 13… but I think I can live with it for a year.

52 thoughts on “Lucky Number 13

  1. Janet wilson

    Oh my what fun to look forward to!!!haha. Stroppy days, moody days but they do come out the other side great sons. I know I’m his Dad’s Mum!! But a few grey hairs along the way!!! Jx

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  2. runningtotravel

    Happy Birthday to A.J.! BTW, a former Russian co-worker of mine told me in Russia 13 is considered good luck, so much so that he got married on the 13th on purpose for good luck! I’m not sure if that’s exactly true, though. lol.

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    1. Paula Post author

      Ohmigosh! If I’d have done that with a car on Friday the 13th, I would never get out of bed on that particular day again, lol! Thanks Fallon!! 🤗


  3. mawil1

    Happy birthday AJ! I don’t think that teenage years have to be bad…… I’m still waiting! But still 5 yrs to go! Sometimes we get some lovely bits of maturity and we can see the man emerging – that’s really rewarding😊 Enjoy!

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    1. Paula Post author

      Thanks Julie!! No, the years don’t have to be bad at all, and I know what you mean about the bits of maturity peeking through. Sometimes he’s an angel, sometimes a little stroppy, but overall a really good boy. 😁

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