Tuesday, August 17, 2010

It's the 41st Anniversary of my 29th Birthday . . .


While the picture at the left isn't really a B-day picture, it is one of the special days in my life -- marking my 25 years as pastor of my church and celebrating with my best friend -- my favorite husband.
Those days that mark the passing of the years . . . they just keep coming, faster and faster. I just can't seem to find a way to keep the time from speeding up. I can remember stuff so well from former years -- they say the short term memory is the first to go -- and yet there are so many things and happenings that I am delighted to remember: people who are special, special memories of my kids and grandkids, good times with hubby (my best friend), and the joys of just being alive. Yes, we've had the downers, too. But that's what flavors the "pot of life" and keeps us from getting, as my grandmother would say, " . . . too big for our britches." Savoring life: I think that's what I am doing today. And there is little that has gone on before that I would change. Yes, I have lost precious people in my family and delightful friends that I miss terribly. But I have also made so many new ones in different settings and contexts.

So today is a day for family, lots of surprising remembrances on Facebook, some musical eCards in the ole email box, and a beautiful birthday ring from my favorite husband.

Also, I thank all of you for embracing this blog, for following it and chiming in when you feel like doing so, for your comments and your encouragement. You are all very special to me.

Blessings to you all . . .

3 comments:

Cecile said...

Blessing to you as well hon!! It has and will continue to be a pleasure to stalk you, I mean... **Grins** come here to see what you have to say!! Hugs honey!!!

Tracy said...

Well I said it enough yesterday but Happy Birthday once again! :) {{big hug}}

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