Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Happy Birthday to Me!

I woke up this morning and the man that I so love was already up. He came over and wished me a Happy Birthday. I stayed in bed and pondered many things. I thought of all the birthdays that I have had. This is number 50 for me, so there have been many. I think back over all the relationships that are in my life or have been in my life. I would love to have my Mom call and wish me a happy day. I got a very mushy card from my Dad which made me cry. I think of relationships that are strained and I long for them to be restored. I think of the many friends that God has blessed me with. I have been getting e-cards for several days now. I got many birthday greetings via email. Already this morning, I have had one family call me and sing birthday wishes to me.

My heart keeps coming back to the relationships that are strained and not right. I have done what I can to restore them and I need to just pray and wait. I am not sure why (I don't know if it has to do with the mile marker this year), but I am realizing more and more that time is very short. We need be about the Lord's business and redeeming the time. Life is too short to hold grudges or hurt feelings. We are called to take the high road. May the Lord show each of us where we need to grow and change. May each birthday remind us that time is passing and we have work to do, family to love and people to reach out to.

Here is a picture timeline of my life. The first picture is one of my Mom pregnant with me. :)


TnFullQuiver said...

Happy Birthday!!! Hope you have a wonderfully blessed day!!!
grace and peace,

Anonymous said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! I hope today and the years to come are greatly blessed by God.
We share a birth year. I turned 50in Oct. and also feel the time slipping by. Have a wonderful day, Marci.

Robin J. said...

Happy Birthday! What a beautiful post. I love the photo timeline. I haven't been reading blogs lately, but wanted to visit yours and say hello. I hope your day is filled with lots of joy and love!

LadySnow said...

I've already said it...but I'll say it again.

Happy Birthday!

Frazzled Farm Wife said...

I hope you have a GREAT birthday!

The Sisters said...

Happy Birthday Marci!
That was a very good post! What great pictures.

~Have a terrific day!

Scott or Pam said...

Happy birthday!

My wife and I share the same birth day (i like to think I planned it that way so I wouldn't forget hers)on the 29 of this month. She is 6 years older than myself and I am 38.

(See honey, I didn't tell anyone your age...)

Lynn Bartlett said...

What special memories. Thanks for sharing your life with us. Happy birthday!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday to you!!

Peggy said...

I hope your day was filled with lots of love and laughter. You are such a blessing to the blog neighborhood.

stacy said...

hope your day was special! :o)

Sharri said...

I loved the timeline in pics (loved the flip hairdo too!)

Hope your day was a special one, and I look forward to seeing the blessings that God has in store for you in this next year unfold!

fourkid said...

Happy Birthday Marci!!!!
from, Patti