Monday, October 17, 2011


Tomorrow, I turn 37.

Nearly four decades. And what do I have to show for it?

Quite a lot, it turns out.

More than I asked for, definitely.

More than I deserve, certainly.

And yet, God's best for me keeps coming.

As my 37th birthday approaches, all I can think is "Thank you." 

Thank you for a faith that brings comfort and joy. Thank you for a rock-solid marriage. Thank you for a husband who thinks he's the lucky one (little does he know it's ME). Thank you for seven beautiful children. Thank you for a safe, comfortable home. Thank you for pumpkin spice lattes with whip cream, for autumn sunshine, for smears on the windows from little fingers, for a reliable vehicle, for people willing to support us with their prayers and finances, for phone lines that allow me to hear my daughter's voice in Nepal.

Thank you. Thank you, Lord. It's been an incredible journey up til this point. Count me in for as many more adventures as you care to dish out.


You Can Call Me Jane said...

Happy, happy birthday!! May your next 37 be just as exciting:-).

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday!

Unknown said...

Happy birthday to an amazing woman of God. You ARE Blessed. =) I smiled when I realized that I'm almost 34 and my oldest is 9, so in 4 short years....that is where I'll be. Sometimes I'm amazed to think how life will change in the next 5 yrs. (My youngest is 16 mo. =) Life is good and children are challenging and keep me on my knees. Have a wonderful day...hopefully filled with some happy chaos and beautiful quiet time all to yourself!

Kat said...

Such lovely photos.
have a blessed birthday, sweetie!