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Uniquely Us _ 31+3+13+31+31+3+2+13

Posted On:29-Dec-2019/9:04 pm

On a chilly afternoon April 13th I sat across the table from my grandson celebrating our birthday. My thoughts drifted into different areas of the gift of family. It was then that I silently wondered, “is there any meaning or significance to the number three (3) that’s dominated so many dates-of-birth in my family.?”

Seven (7) of eight (8) seems worthy of knowing. For the fun of it my interest to finding its significance, if any, was ignited.

It’s been said, three (3) is a complete cycle unto itself. It is, (past, present, future). (beginning, middle, end). (birth, life, death). Three (3) is the Holy Trinity of (Father, Son, Holy Ghost) and Jesus spoke of His three-fold role. (The way, the truth and the life).

In any case, since my first grandchild and I celebrate the same birthdate, I’m taking a moment to give thanks for a few of my many blessings. Thanks to God for life and His faithfulness to me and mine. For His loving kindness, grace and mercies and forgiveness of my sinful self. Blessings such as my parents, even though they may have fallen short. Blessings like the gift of children, even though, with few exceptions I’ve had more grief than I wish to remember.

Thankful for a child whose good behavior and excellent grades were appreciated but I’m yet to say “thanks”. So today I say “ Thank You” to my first-born Baby Boy and lifelong friendship.

Often times with life and limb on the line it’s hard to keep self and sanity together. For me taking a deep breath, pausing a moment and thinking about SILLY unimportant things, puts a smile on my face. Things like the above subject matter. Or, my funny looking toes that my sister nicknamed “ginger root”. My mother’s reminder to never count the number of failures, just keep trying until success happens.

These are all silly and insignificant things that brings a smile when thought of in a light-hearted way. The weight of life must be carried with a smile, otherwise we will find ourselves burdened and angry.

These Seven (7) of eight (8) family members with that certain number in their birthdates are:

My parents, my husband, my three (3) sons, one of them the trend breaker, a grandson, and of course moi (me)

My enthusiasm was not without a low point. Sharing my observation with my second son tickled his dry sense of humor and he couldn’t contain his laughter. He called it “idleness” and suggested his “Mother” find something meaningful to do. Too much free time on my hands. I call it “embracing my reality”

So, in no particular order, here we go. My father, a loving and humble farmer was born on March 31, my first son, academically driven, meticulous, with a love for knowledge (a philosophile) was also born March 31.

My mother, strong-willed, complexed and misunderstood, was born on November 3, my second son, naturally gifted, unstoppable, detail-oriented, always striving for perfection, was born October 3, my husband, intelligent with a magnetic personality and a creative mind, was born August 31. Then came my first grandson, uncomplicated with his captivating smile and good looks, he joined the pack on April 13, all of them sharing one common trend - the number (3).

And with fierce determination here comes my third son, who thought enough was enough. Making an early entrance on May 2nd and tactfully breaking the trend.

But wait - there’s me, daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandma, great grandmama and friend. My daring entrance was on April 13, an Arian “Mars” - Fearless, emotionally strong and simply delighted to be a branch on this unique family tree. And may I add my year of birth also has the number three (3) in it.

So, with all the (3’s) and the (2) that broke the trend, we are “UNIQUELY US”. My appreciative heart overflows with gratitude for the unrecognizable joy that, you and you and you and all of you brings into my life. And if the opportunity never presents itself again. I say here and now “I love them all with an everlasting love”


Side note: Writing this Post may seem silly to some, but I had loads of fun and laughter and a heart filled with joy as I idly pen these words.

Appreciation & thanks to my family.

Sincerely #13+3





1 : Pause for a moment and smile- the weight of life can be a burden

2 : Take a moment to give thanks for life and blessings

3 : Love with an everlasting love

Category:  Family / Subcategory:  Me and Mine

Tags: embracing reality, idleness, uniquely us, celebrating, #3, significance, appreciation, academically driven, detail-oriented,laughter

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Amara Kone


Thank you for the welcome, DGauntlett.

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Amie Warwick


#13+3--wow--this is something different--something I have never thought about before. Just for fun, I am going to see if there are any similar birthdates in our family and see what the underlying meaning is for the numbers. I am also going to check out spiritual numerology. You learn something new every day!!!

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Amara Kone - Thanks much for your comment and insight. I am enlightened, was not aware of the Black Spirituality Religion. WELCOME to duppydom.com

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Amara Kone


In Africa, Black Spirituality Religion is common (SPIRITUAL NUMEROLOGY) 0=the number of God. No beginning or end. All life comes from zero. 1=the number of Man 2=the number of Woman 3=the number of Creation [The angel number 3 has the energy of kindness, joy, creativity, and imagination. It represents inspiration, creation, manifestation, and growth. It symbolizes the interconnectedness of your body, mind, and spirit, and is carefully aligned with the divine energy] [As the combination of numbers 1 and 3, angel number 13 is a sign from your angels you are connected to the ascended masters and their ability to help you manifest your desires]

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Thank you S. Jakes! You’re now an officially inducted Sister, welcome to my family. To answer your question, my 3rd son probably sensed all the fuss being made about, 3,13 and 31 and decided to take a stand by setting himself apart with #2 and embracing his individuality.???? My appreciation and thanks to Adaego Azi and D.C Lawrence for your insights. Wishing you all a healthy, happy and prosperous 2020 with much love and God’s blessings.

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D. C. Lawrence


DGauntlett-I agree with the consensus-this is a very interesting duppydom. Although interesting, I have always been leery of astrology, and by extension numerology-in fact, I am suspicious of any pseudoscience. That said, I like the fact that your duppydom had a tongue-in-cheek style of humor. I agree that sometimes we must approach life with a touch of light-heartedness. Your first takeaway is also very good advice [pause for a moment and smile-the weight of life can be a burden]. Case in point-I logged onto the website Adaego provided and looked up the assets my date of birth number reveals-it brought a smile to my face. Thank you Adaego. Good read DGauntlett. Happy Holidays!

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Adaego M. Azi


DGAUNTLETT, I agree with SJakes--I have never read a duppydom like this before. I am a little familiar with numerology (and astro numerology), so I sort of understand looking for meaning in numbers (some people believe in numerology and some people do not). Your next step is to know the meaning of the numbers (2, 3, 13, and 31) so you can know some of the personality traits that run in your family. The more you see these numbers in your family birthdays, the stronger these traits are. Here is what these numbers mean: https://www.numerology.com/about-numerology/birthday-numerology. Happy Holidays to you and SJakes.

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S. Jakes


DGauntlett, what a wonderful duppydom--I do not think your post is silly at all. After reading the description your family members, I think I want to be a part of your family :-) Ignore what your second son said about you being idle--I think you are ingenious to notice these patterns--most people would not. My only question is, what do you think it means that your third son broke the trend? Happy Holidays DGauntlett.