Birthday of Times Past

Ever get to a date that used to be memorized and celebrated but that person is no longer anywhere around for one reason or another, they passed to heaven, they left traumatically, they abandoned you or moved on from your life, they are far physically now, whatever the case may be? But the date remains planted there because it had rooted deeply before the separation occurred. That day is still a celebration because that person is still important, still loved, still valued for lessons learned. This is one of those days for me. A day of celebratory contemplation and missing.

And we do not have a memory like God does. It is so cool and powerful that God can choose to forget. We cannot. The scene can dim over time and fade to sepia tones but it can still be recalled, it does not disappear. Which is why we must be careful what goes into our minds. But God can forget. And it says in His Truth (the Bible) that His love impel Him to choose to forget our sins when we confess and repent and ask Him to remove them through Jesus. It disappears, as if it never existed. The enemy will use our memory against us and recall it to torture us, but those are lies and the truth is that God has lovingly chosen to wipe them out of history and existence. Just don’t go back to it.❤

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Birthday Blessings

I am 44 today! Love even numbers. So my hubby took us out for a nice steak yesterday for my birthday and Valentine’s Day even though he isn’t 100% yet. So I feel very blessed! And my best friend sent me a care pack of wonderful things (she is awesome!), so I feel doubly blessed!! And I am healthy and my voice is coming back so feel triply blessed! And I had some consulting work yesterday so am even more blessed! I used to believe that counting your blessing was a nice thought, kinda cheesy, but if you start doing that for real, you run out of room in your heart really fast for the bad stuff. It works! God bless you and have a blessed day!❤🎉🎊

My Birthday Month

Here we sit, the second day of my birthday month. My son looked at the calendar and saw all the great presidents birthdays and mentioned all of them were born the same month as I and around the same time. I responded “of course” and he mentioned also that they were great but also weird and stood against the tide. “Also, of course.” We Februarians are odd to everyone but us but also accomplish great things. God intended this the rarest of all birth months to be reserved for the oddballs, the creative leaders, the entrepreneurs, the freedom drivers. And this is just what we are designed to do to contribute to our world. We know ourselves and we know God called us to be very different and humanitarian. It is just how it is. And this is our birth month and I thank you humbly for the birthmonth wishes. And as I turn a whopping 44, I will enjoy being halfway to heaven, unless He sees fit to call me home before that. Yay, February! ❤

Luke 2:4-14

Luke 2:4. ‘So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. 5. He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. 6. While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, 7. and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them. 8. And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. 9. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. 10. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. 11. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. 12. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.” 13. Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, 14. “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”‘ 

Christmas Preparations

So, I have picked up some consulting audiology work lately for buying gifts and today we decorated our Christmas tree. So, here we are, preparing to celebrate Jesus’ birthday and I am finally getting into the mood of it all. And this downpour we are having does not dampen my spirits one bit either. I am happy. 😄 ❤ 

Once Upon an October

Once upon an October,

We celebrated three birthdays.

We had 4 parties also then

And deepened our relationship.

We feasted and went to the beach

And somehow still did school

But these very busy October’s

Are really very cool.

I miss those who are gone from life

I wish they partied too

But I know the party up in heaven

Is really hopping too.

So here upon this October,

With all its busy charm.

We celebrate our family with God

And He blesses us all month long.❤

Celebrating Life

It is funny how different my kids are. My son, bless his big heart and I am working so hard on this, has to have everything match what is in his mind to be happy. He still has joy but easily blocks it when things don’t match what he’s thinking. We are so working on this, I cannot stress that enough. But this is his natural weakness, his bent that he will have to fight and heal from much of his life if we don’t get an amazingly strong God-support system roots under him now. So, working on it. Then there is my daughter, who is so very easily seeing the bright side of everything with her enormous heart on her sleeve and fun in her eyes. Her birthday is today. We are so aremazingly blessed to have this optimistic, encouraging cuddle bunny in our lives, so full of love. Both kids love Jesus with their whole hearts, though, and I celebrate that more than just their lives. So different but both so greatly embossed in my heart aremazingly all of us in God’s. We are so very blessed and that is always reason to celebrate. We just do so a bit louder and with cake today. 😄❤