Last Monday, after our beautiful blessed Sunday, I had a birthday. My last year in the 30's. Better enjoy it while I'm young, eh? Because I was still recovering from my kidney stone surgery and the fun stent, I was feeling not so young. But thankfully, God blessed me in so many ways - kids and hubby who loved me and jumped all day for me to make me more comfortable (Neil even had lunch delivered), sweet friends stopped over gifting food and a Catholic Russian Doll set. My sisters gifted me with Bath and Body Works lotions and soaps. My in-laws dropped off some morrel mushrooms to fry up and eat - yummy!!! And I received many texts and phone calls wishing me a "happy birthday". I felt so loved and blessed, despite feeling cruddy. God's grace has a way of distracting your mind sometime to focus on and enjoy the love around you a little more on special days like this. And, I sure felt the love. It was a great day!
++Thank you, God, for the gift of life and all these birthday blessings!!++