Happy Birthday to me!
YES, I'm 41.
I really can't believe it!
I don't feel old at all -- thankfully!
My mom made me my favorite -- cream puffs!
I do remember when my parents were this age and I thought:
THEY ARE SOOO OLD!
My children have assured me they DO NOT think that!
Yep -- This is NOT the life I saw for myself --
It is SO MUCH BETTER!
God knew me better than I knew myself.
HE gave me 5 amazing kids -- 2 of my womb and 3 of my heart, a wonderful husband, a beautiful home, a job that provides so much, a fabulous church family --
ENDURANCE, PATIENCE and JOY!
NOW don't get me wrong ---
I'm heavier than I would like -- have little ME time -- Yes, I do have special needs children who need extra care -- My house is NOT perfectly clean and organized anymore -- I have NOT accomplished my entire BIG to do list!
I'm fairly healthy -- even with Type 1 Diabetes! I can get around! I have traveled -- I can read and talk and DO -- I'm BLESSED with soooo much!
A very generous and thoughtful family!
My children gave me a gift card for Starbucks --- yum!
My brother got me this Wonder Women card --
My parents gave me BIG soup pot! I know crazy that I didn't already have this -- mine was SMALL!
My husband -- well, he gave me a NEW SERGER!!!
I had to close my eyes until he was ready!
I could NOT BELIEVE IT!
OH, MY GOODNESS!
Yes, I needed a new one BUT I did not think he would look for one and purchase it on his own.
It is WAY better than the one I would of bought BUT he did it!
I can't WAIT to really sit down and USE it!
So -- 41 years -- yep, they have been pretty good. Problems -- well, of course.
Thankfully, my LORD has seen me through. AND I trust the next year AND many more to come -- well, my LORD will continue to see me through and guide me to lead the life HE sees fit for me.