Monday, August 16, 2010

Birthday blessings

30 has been really fun so far, even if i'm only a day into this birthyear! i've been looking forward to the third decade, not dreading it, and that doesn't seem to be the norm somehow. i think more age, wisdom, and maturity are all good things, and i feel grateful to still be in this earth-suit to learn yet.

counting, again, His good gifts:

holy experience

101. for the miracle of birth, and life
102. to be the miracle that is a triplet
103. for two sisters so different, us so complete
104. for love that spans distance and space
105. for the simplest gifts, words and calls and reminders of being loved
106. for package from mom: treasured photographs of us while young; i thought these were lost to me forever
107. for hearing birth story again, and details
108. for womb-twin to know me inside out like she does
109. for the privilege of knowing her the same
110. for lavish little boy hugs and kisses and shy, embarrassed renditions of "happy birthday"
111. for twenty pages of colorings, all mine
112. for time away-insanity!-to ride roller coasters, the conquering of fear (ok, so conquer is not quite the word, but to do something you wouldn't normally makes for a very memorable birthday!)
113. for Sprinkles cupcakes (key lime. delicious)
114. and more happy birthdays sung
115. that life goes on, even still, with more laundry and dishes and the dailyness of home-making
116. that i have a home, not just a house, full of love and laughter and good food
117. that i have a companion, lover, friend, soulmate in him
118. that i still need breaking, that though skin is mud, heart is stone sometimes. that the breaking reminds he is faithful to complete the good work started.
119. He considers me a good work. i am good.
120. that He alone is perfect Love.


JoAnn said...

Happy Birthday!
What a sweet list, full of birthday joy!

amy said...

what a beautiful list my friend! happy birthday.

Crystal said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a fun comment! I have lots of family in TN so it holds a dear place in my heart. And Happy Birthday!

Heather said...

We are almost birthday buddies. I'm on the 11th and had the privilege of turning the big 3.0. last year... :)

Loved your list. It made me smile! :)

Rachel Clark said...

Happy is a wonderful age!

Myrtle's Turtles said...

Happy Birthday! Today is my husband's birthday (who is a twin) and my eldest daughter's birthday!!! Hope you had a good day!

Nancy said...

A beautiful birthday list--hooray for time away insanity! We don't share the same date (11th) but happy to share the same birthday week. Blessings to you in the year ahead. Looking forward to reading more about your journey through it.