Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Forty and Going Strong!

Today is my fortieth birthday. I have been dreading it for the longest time. I don't know why, because age has never affected me one way or the other. The difference this year is that today marks the one year anniversary of my father going home to the Lord.

The same thing happened to my mother in law. Her mom passed away on her birthday. So many people felt bad about the timing of it all and what it would forever mean to me, but I see it differently. I appreciate the significance that of all days in the year, my dad went home to the Lord on the day I was born. It was the day he let go and was finally at peace. It's the day a huge peace enveloped me. I knew, for the first time in years, he could walk and talk again and be with my mom.

Today, I will celebrate. I will celebrate my Dad's life and what he means to me and I will celebrate forty years full of blessings that the Lord has granted me. Today is another day I don't deserve and I am going to live it to the fullest.

Today I Am Thankful For:

1. Christ in my heart.
2. My Dad's life.
3. My beautiful children.
4. My wonderful husband.
5. Being treated to a Spa Day!

2 comments:

ValleyGirl said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! Your attitude is both humbling and inspiring at the same time ~ I hope you have an incredible day and that you will actually FEEL blessed, not just know it.

Joyful said...

Happy Belated Birthday! I'm visiting from reading your comment on Melissa's blog. I too loved the "Mark of the Lion" trilogy by Francine Rivers and wanted to become Hadassah!
Blessings,
Joy

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