One day ago… I celebrated my 36th birthday! A day later… I sit an ponder the overwhelming love I felt by my husband, children, family members, and friends. My husband… Portrayed his love for me in so many tender ways, allowing me to sleep in, saying “Happy Birthday”, right at 12:00 a.m., taking me to lunch, and making me a beautiful candle lit dinner! In general his attentiveness and attention towards me was beautiful! Sharing our love together, in celebration of the day I was born, was an astounding blessing! Our marriage is not perfect, we have our share of self-centered disagreements, desires, and motivations! However, in a world obviously lacking the meaning of true intimate love, our love is absolutely perfect! There is no love more beautiful, than a love of two people dedicated to loving and serving a Holy God together!
My children… Awaken to a desire to celebrate. Some of their eagerness could be due to the anticipation of the evening cake and candles, but it was so much more. Four little people from my very womb… Their hugs reveal a new level of tenderness. A desire to serve their momma. A special gleam in their eyes! These little ones really really love me! My heart be still!
Special phone calls from family members and friends… Just saying, “Happy Birthday! I love you!” Speaks hidden volumes of meaning into my soul… “Your birthday is special… Because “YOU ARE SPECIAL!” Simple Facebook messages, text messages, and e-mails… All in an attempt to say, “Your loved!”
I felt loved! I felt treasured! I felt special!
Today’s blog post is dedicated to saying… “Thank You!”
Thank you Robert (Husband), Robby, Christopher, Daniel, & Caroline (Children), family members, text messengers, card senders, and Facebook messengers for your “Happy Birthday” accolades and sentiments!
Thank you for making me feel loved… treasured… special… and important!
I forward Paul’s writing to each and every one of you, who made me feel loved and special on my 36th Birthday…
Philippians 1:2-6, “Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ! I thank God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.”
I Love You All!