Saturday, February 11, 2012

Like grains of sand through the hour glass...

Well, I turned 59 yesterday. Funny, I don't feel any different than I did the day before. Some people dread birthdays but not me. I love them and want to have as many as the Lord will allow me to have. I had a very pleasant, enjoyable day in the company of my husband. It was great to hear from each of my children--all three on the same day! I'm a blessed woman and grateful for each and every precious day I get to be here.

I have to confess though that I spent a good many days thinking of my mother leading up to this birthday. You see, she was just one month past her 59th birthday when God called her home. I wasn't there to see her off and have regretted that to this very day. There will be a great day of reunion someday though-- with me and my Momma-- and that thought makes me very happy! There will be other reunions but I especially look forward with great anticipation to that one!

Life is so full of joy and pain--love and loss. I cannot comprehend how one lives a life without an anchor. The Anchor. I speak of Jesus. My Rock and my refuge. It is only in Him that I find balance to the days that my life consist of. To God be the glory!

Dear friend, if you happen to find yourself in need of an an anchor, a refuge, a rock, a hiding place, I ask you to consider Jesus.

Blessings of peace & all that is good,


"The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge. He is my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold."Psalm 18:2


Finding Pam said...

Happy belated birthday. I'm sorry that your Mother died at such a young age. I pray you have many more blessed years.

Buttercup said...

Happy birthday! I love birthdays too, and am grateful for all the days I am given.

forsythia said...

Happy birthday!

Brenda said...

Happy Birthday! Enjoyed this positive read!

Chatty Crone said...

Happy birthday - I am going to be 59 on the 27th - I have given it a lot of thought. sandie

Travis Cody said...

Happy Birthday!

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday! Many more.

Victor S E Moubarak said...

Many happy returns and good wishes.

Praying for you and your family.

God bless.

Mimi said...

GOOD for you!!
I agree with you, SHOUT IT OUT!PRAISE GOD I am here on earth!!!
Celebrate everyday!!!It is your Birthday and then you have 364 UN-BIRTHDAYS!!!!!!
Gotta Love that!!!
Hugs to you,

Sonja said...

Well I am WAY late in getting over here and wishing you a Happy Birthday!! I hope this is the very best year yet Debra.

oh and won't that reunion in heaven one day be joyful, with your mom, my mom and all the rest who we love up there waiting right behind Jesus to greet us!! :)

Belated but VERY big wishes for this special birthday year!

David C Brown said...

What a Friend He is! How many days of His care is that?

Grayquill said...

Is it to late to say happy birthday? I'm late again. Good post.