Today I turn 34 years old!
And while at one point that would have seemed like an old geezer, I am so excited to have a birthday today!
This past year has been so life changing for me. We've taken a lot of steps to simplify our lives and to make sure that unnecessary problems have not flooded in. Standing up for myself and placing my life in God's hands has made such a difference in the world. I am learning that I have so much value and can have so much self-worth in my status of being a child of God.
Wow. Word to your mother.
And so in doing that I have changed my point of view from feeling I am shy and meek and not worthy of being listened to, to feeling that I am here, I am me, I have a story God has given me, and here I am to live it out and share.
And golly, wow it just feels amazing.
Joy filled is my life and I am hoping to just keep spreading the joy around.
And so as I turn 34 I am feeling so happy that I am here, with my family to celebrate me, to celebrate life, and to celebrate all that God promises to bless us with. We have God's favor friends, and that is everything to me!
Today has been so wonderful. My favorite coffee is one that my Aunt Jan and Uncle Bill introduced me to. I LOVE it but they're from the East Coast and we can't find it around here. But Nick surprised me with two cases of coffee. He's so thoughtful! It's called Jet Fuel and has lot's of caffeine (perfect for homeschooling Momma's like myself!). Anyway, yummy!
Then our sweet Emma made me a "Birthday Scavenger Hunt" full of sweet clues and helpful hints.
She had me follow the hunt to the kitchen, she gave me juice, then cookies. Then she gave me my gifts: a gorgeous beeswax candle she hand dipped and a bracelet she made. I was floored. This sweet little girl loves me and I love her and we have such a great relationship. That alone is the best gift ever!
I pray that today I will be able to show you all how amazing God's love can be in your lives. And if you have Jesus in your hearts I pray that you will ignore what the world tries to tell you (that you are not enough...that you're not skinny, popular, smart, daring, sexy enough) and know, KNOW that you are so loved by the creator of this Universe.
Can I get an amen?
Today my wonderful in-laws are taking the kids and Nick is taking me around to wander. One of my favorite things. Just stop here to look at this and then meander through this other shop. Then they are having the kids and we get to, gasp, sleep in! How racy, I know!
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