This gal's just turned another year older! (Don't you DARE count any wrinkles ;0) hee hee. They are just my laughter lines.)
What a precious day it has been. I have been swamped in love!!! From family to friends, the love just keeps washing over me.
I stand amazed at the many ways God continues to work at loving my heart back to wholeness. I so badly wanted to hide from my birthday this year. I kind of saw it as a big reminder to everything I walked through last year. This time last year I was glowing in the news of just finding out that I was pregnant. I wanted everyone to share our joy! It was such a happy time for me. Leading up to this birthday I simply felt barren. I didn't want to face the reminder of such deep loss. BUT THEN my faithful Jesus lovingly changed my perspective. He brought my birthday one day earlier. I never saw it coming. Let me explain :)
Yesterday I started getting phone calls from treasured friends singing happy birthday to me! I was then "kidnapped" by a friend for a wonderful pamper at a beauty spar as my birthday pressie. Then I got more birthday phone calls and messages! All of a sudden I was having a birthday before a birthday. This has NEVER happened to me, especially by so many people. These special impromptu wishes totally softened my heart to accept the love that God has for me in placing so many around me who love me. He knows me so well. I LOVE suprises! All of a sudden I could face today, because yesterday was such a beautiful warm up! :0)
Today I could weep at the many beautiful messages that have been sent to me from so many precious people. Thank you to every person who has made my day special. I can truly say that my arms are opened wide to the beautiful adventures, blessings and faith walking expeditions that my Jesus has prepared for me.
All my love and thanks xxx