For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. ~Psalm 139:13-14
This past Monday, I celebrate my 66th anniversary here on earth. I cannot give God, the One who destined my birth, enough thanks that I've lived this long, and still have health and ability to serve Him in the here and now. What could be better?
And age? What is that? Only a number that I don't mind listing!
Thinking that nothing could measure up to birthday 65 spent with our amazing and much-loved granddaughters, I have no great expectations other than the fact that I'd asked my husband, Danny, for a dinner of shrimp and grits. If you're not a Southerner, and can't fathom the comfort food aspect of grits, I encourage you to research them online. Better yet, order them and cook them yourself!
I dare you to be disappointed!
And Danny certainly doesn't fail me in the gift department. Actually, I think he goes a bit overboard, but who am I to judge? He buys me a magnetic phone holder for my car, three books (I only asked for one) and a year's subscription to Fox Nation. The latter is a gift that will keep on giving as it is chockfull of historical documentaries and reflections on current events. I love those types of shows!
All these presents are so thoughtful, but the one that greets me unexpectedly on the morning of my birthday is the real kicker. Danny creates a slide show commemorating my 66th year, and wow! I'm so surprised and touched by the hard work he has put in on my behalf. Here are the slides rotating on my screen saver.
And my absolute favorite -
Needless to say, I'm going to keep this slide show up and running for at least the month of March, if not longer. It reminds me of how blessed I am to have Danny in my life, and how thankful I am to be on this journey with him.
A God-ordained journey with more kicks than Route 66.