Thursday, May 29, 2008

Birthdays! Lots of Birthdays!


The month of May is a month of celebrations in our family. The beginning of May has my oldest of two brothers birthday, my great nephew's, my mil's, and don't forget Mother's Day! That's the beginning. Then, beginning today, is my Honey's! Tomorrow is mine and my precious little niece's, the next day is my sister's, and the day after that (Sunday) is my Mom's! Yeah! I know, that's a whole lotta birthdays!

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Of all things, I started my Honey's birthday off with oversleeping! (when he went back to work last week, it was to day shift! Yikes - up at 4:00 am! He is normally a night shift guy!) I never, ever do that! I guess I can't say that anymore! He was a good sport though! Anyway, I just wanted to say I hope that you all have a fantastic weekend in whatever is good for you. Be that a good book, the beach, a barbeque, a sleep over in the living room while you have movie night and brownies, ice cream and pop corn with the kids or working in the flower beds!

I know we all know this. But, sometimes it is good to hear it, to be reminded. Just don't forget that God made you special and unique and put treasures inside of you. The more you know Him, the more those treasures will come out! I always take birthdays to pray especially for that person, that the upcoming year will be a year of getting to know the Lord more deeply, of becoming secure in His love, of seeing the fruit of their labor, of increased wisdom, favor and revelation of the person of Christ. Today, and through this weekend, for my birthday weekend I choose to pray that prayer for each of you. Several of you are considering moves, and several have other challenges facing your family. We all have something we needs God's unfailing love to sustain us through! Just wanted you to know, that I will be back on-line Monday, and you will be prayed for until then! God bless! And Happy Birthday, Ya'll!

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10 comments:

luvmy4sons said...

Well, HAPPY BIRTHDAY girlfriend! What are you now, 35? You don't have to tell...it's a woman's perrogative. Thanks for the encouragement that I am special...it is hard to think that we are all special. I had my son say once, "If we are all special then no one is special." I explained to him that God is so amazing to have created so many different people that we are all atnd gifts that are unique to us and no one else! Have a great time of celebration!

Denise said...

Happy Birthday sweet friend, I am so glad you were born. Be blessed.

Cecily R said...

HIPY PAPY BTHUTHDTH THUTHDA BTHUTHDY my friend!!!!

(Quote from Owl in The World Of Pooh by AA Milne)

MelanieJoy said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Girl and the rest of the Gang too!!!!! I hope that you have a Wonderful weekend!!!
Thanks for covering us in prayers this weekend...you are too neat!

Joyful Days said...

Happy Birthday to you & all of your family! Have a lovely weekend.

Tiffany said...

Hope you have a blessed day filled with love and joy. You are such a treasure and I'm so glad I've had the chance to get to know you here in bloggy land! Celebrate as if all of us were w/ you! We love ya, girl- Happy/Happy Birthday to you!

Irritable Mother said...

You're taking your birthday to pray for us??? You are a blessing.
Father, thank You for Maria. I pray You will draw her close. Speak Your love to her today and all the days of her life, that she may know how incredible You are and how precious she is to You!

Regina said...

WOW!! That is a lot of celebrating!! Happy Birthday to one and all!! I pray many, many more!

StaceyStace said...

Thanks for your sweet comments. I have been on vacation - and my birthday was this past week, too! I can't wait to catch up with your posts.

Happy Birthday to you, dear friend!

Carole said...

Have a boatload of happiness on your birthday and God Bless your little bones. And all the little bones of all the birthday people.

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What does this mean in my life? This means that in life we are meant to be free. While historically mankind has not always enjoyed the opportunity to fully appreciate what that means, we are so indescribably fortunate as to live in a time of the greatest spiritual, physical, financial and political freedom ever known. Freedom doesn't come cheap, nor does it come easy. But the best things in life don't come that way do they? As I write this I am struck by how this sounds like a political statement, and for me this is much more of a spiritual thing, but, same goes for that (political that is). Freedom doesn't come easy. And it's worth whatever fight you have to make to overcome in your life in order to live a life that succeeds. Now the questions is - what is success for you? What is your standard? In my mind what is needed is a definite target - because you can't hit and maintain a moving target. A stable, rock-solid, anchor with no variable, yet multi-faceted. Something pure, just and worthy. If you look at any web page of news you can see that our society is certainly lacking in this area. What a great time to live as a rebel! Nowadays to be a rebel, all you have to do is be willing to engage in the battle of life, while anchored to Christ!