I'm thirty-one days into my 78th year and after all those birthdays, you would think friends and familywould say, "Boring. That's a lot of birthdays. Let's find something more fun to celebrate."
But, guess what?? I was blessed with a delightful birthday. This post will be boring and non-spectacular to most folks, but this is my blessing list so I'll write it down anyway!!
My son called first. "Hi, Mom."
And he was immediately the Fern Creek High School Marine Jr. ROTC Drill Team shouted, "Happy birthday, Master Gun's Mom. Yeaaaaaaa."
Then my daughter grinned and said, "You HAVE to open this, Mom. NOW!"
|Next, the doorbell rang. Flowers from my son's family. |
His delightful wife chose a flower arrangement that would keep on giving.
A dried wreath. Bright, colorful.
A new blessing every day when I walk into my dining room.
|And, to ensure my birthday did not stop with the delicious meal,|
that special family sent these flowers home with me.
A month later, the yellow blooms are still spectacular.
Even though I am just today finally finishing this blessings post, last Thursday was, technically, the last day of my 78th birthday celebration. My writer pals took me to lunch. Local Italian. We spent about 90 minutes talking, praying, crying, sharing, and laughing together.
I am blessed. Many times over. May it be also with you.