Monday, May 6, 2013

Life and Love: A birthday Post

I sit here pondering this birthday of mine.

Thankful for the opportunity of life on this earth (something not every little life is privileged to). Everyday filled with blessings of one kind or another. Everyday my heart beats & my lungs fill with air is another opportunity to share love. To laugh. To smile. I might even be lucky enough to bring someone to tears... hopefully of joy :) And then sometimes, actually pretty often  that I am humbled by the gift of those blessings lavished over me.

I love birthdays.

Why do I love birthdays? Why do I find them so wonderful?

Because, it is a special day that can be utilized to bless the socks off of all those amazing people we know. A specific day  to show them our appreciation for this time they are spending on this earth. It is a reminder of where each of us has come from and all the potential for things to come. A reminder of the miracle of our creation. I was SO loved my God that he chose to place me here & now for such a time as this. And not only that but he placed me with two young (barely) adults that saw value in  me before I had anything to give them. The loved me enough to bring me into this world & sacrifice so much for my little life. The loved me before I could love them back. And they have continued to love me more all the time.

Life is good. And I am thankful for each day and moment I am given.

Even on days (such as today) when the sun is hidden by clouds & my kids are losing their minds & I'm functioning with far too many ridiculous emotions. Even when I wake up & realize I left all the meat out overnight that I had just bought at the grocery. And I lock my keys in my van at wal-mart. Even then- Life Is Good. God is good. And I know that. But then Jesus sends me yet another reminder that he is the giver of all good gifts and send me a little love note by way of my sweet friend. Poor girl had no idea what she was walking into but on this day of my birth was exactly what this Mama needed. $10 and free babysitting was all it took to send me on my way leaving her with hungry, screaming kids and the reassurance to take my time.

So yes, It is well with my soul. And most of my problems are "first world" problems anyway. But  He cares for even these and I am so blessed to live such a full and wonderful life. And it's my birthday & we're all still breathing (at least I assume you are since you are reading this).

Celebrate LIFE. Show some love to someone special today because it's my birthday and you are breathing <3

YAY! Happy Birthday to me and Happy Labor day to my wonderful Mom & Dad!


  1. Happiest birthday to you! Hoping it is filled with loads of laughter & joy. Cheers.

  2. Hate the meat the thing! Even worst when you leave it in the trunk ... for a week ... in August. Not that I have ever experienced that.

    Love you sweetie and can't wait to see you all again! #beach

  3. AND we would do it all over again just for you!!! <3 <3

  4. Happy belated birthday! :) Friends like that are the best, aren't they?


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