Sunday, October 2, 2011

What I was doing 47 years ago today

Can you remember what you were doing 47 years ago today? I can because I was waiting for the most precious gift I have ever received, other than my Salvation from Jesus Christ. This day 47 years ago my long desire to be a mother was realized with the birth of my oldest child.

Let me tell you a little about her. She was born at 5:37 in the evening, a red squalling bundle of joy. As I held her for the first time my prayer was Lord please help me not mess her up. Help me to teach her Your love. And you know somehow she learned it. She has become the most dedicated Christian young lady.

She was oh so active as she was growing up, didn't want to sleep, always into something. She got into the fridge when she was two and got out the large jar of mayo and dropped it on her big toe. I thought she was asleep.

We put her to bed one night and she danced, took apart the bed clothes, did or tried to do head stands so we decided to see just how long she would stay up. I finally had to make her go to sleep at 2 AM. She did not like that at all. Is she still like that? I don't know but we never had a dull moment with her around.

So today I want to wish her a very happy birthday. S. you have been a good daughter, sister, aunt, mother, and wife. God surely blessed me and your dad the day you were born and I thank God every day that you were the one who made me a mother.

So..... hopw your day is filled with blessings from above and fun with family and friends. Wish I could be there with you in person. Just know I am there with you in spirit.

Now I will leave you with a little poem we used to say at church when we had birthdays.

Many happy returns an the day of thy birth
Many seasons of Joy be given and may the dear Father
prepare thee on earth for a beautiful birthday in heaven.

He has done that.