The Lord bless you and keep you, the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace. ~Numbers 6:24-26
My husband, Danny, celebrates his 69th birthday this past Monday. With all the ups and downs we've experienced in our almost 18 years of marriage, we are both infinitely grateful that he has reached this milestone. God's face has certainly shined upon him and given to him, as Danny would readily admit, much more than he could have ever hoped for or deserved.
Isn't that how we all should feel when we mark another birthday in the books?
Danny is not one to wait on ordering items he feels he would find useful in his kitchen (yes, he does the cooking!) or in other arenas, but I'm so grateful he resists his "impulse buying" to turn them into suggestions for birthday gifts from me. Believe me, as well as I think I know my husband, unless he volunteers information about things he would truly like to add to the household, I am clueless. Sure, I could get him the proverbial shirt or sweater or boring socks. But I'd much rather have my gifts meet his desires and bring him the joy he so richly deserves.
Dearest Martha Jane,ReplyDelete
Happy belated Birthday to Danny!
Guess he will enjoy his new kitchen gadgets and you benefit from that as well.
Wishing you a Merry Christmas!
Yes, Mariette, I always do benefit in some way or another when Danny gets new kitchen toys. :) Merry Christmas!Delete
Gifts that bring joy to his heart -- and he can't wait to try them out. A win-win! Happy birthday to Danny and Merry Christmas to you both!ReplyDelete
Danny was very much delighted with his gifts, Glynn, that's for sure. A win-win all around!Delete
With best wishes to Danny on his birthday. Praying for many more filled with hope, joy and happiness and good health.ReplyDelete
God bless you and your family this Christmas and always.
Thank you for the birthday wishes for Danny, Victor. He always reads my blog, so he will be sure to see them. :)Delete
You are blessed with your husband, for sure. Windshield wipers? I love that idea :) Wishing you a Merry Christmas, may it be a good time with your family!ReplyDelete
I am so blessed to have Danny in my life, Marja, and I give thanks for him every day.Delete
Your birthday gifts for Danny look great. Since he does the cooking, are you assigned to the clean-up crew? The man in my house does most the cooking here -- a real switch from my former life. But I'm adjusting! (and yes, I help with clean-up. It's one of the many things we do together.)ReplyDelete
Yes, Barbara, I'm the chief clean-up crew at our house, and I don't mind in the least. In fact, I consider myself spoiled. :) I'm so happy that things are going so well for Gary and you.Delete
Happy (belated) Birthday to your sweetheart! How fortunate, he's not reluctant to share about those things he'd enjoy having. Quiet and meaningful celebrations are the best, aren't they?ReplyDelete
Wishing you both a most blessed season!
Quiet celebrations are often the best ones, I agree, Myra.Delete
Merry Christmas to Tom and you!
I am so delighted to see these beautiful photos from his birthday celebrations. I wish to extend my warmest congratulations to you both and I hope that you will continue to have many more happy and memorable birthdays in the years to come. May your days be filled with love, laughter, and all the things that bring you joy.ReplyDelete
God bless you Martha.
Oh, Aritha, your words of kindness and encouragement are so valued and appreciated more than words can say. May all of our days, yours, too, be filled with the knowledge of how much we are loved by God and the joy only He can give.Delete
Thank you all for the birthday wishes. I read all the blogs and comments, but I don't often comment, but I feel as if I know each of you. May you all have a blessed Christmas.ReplyDelete
Thanks, honey, for thanking these amazing folks who take the time to follow our lives through this blog. I cannot give God thanks enough for bringing these beautiful souls into my life.Delete
Merry Christmas, darling!
Those are some awesome gifts. How nice that he cooks. Happy Birthday Danny! Merry Christmas too....ReplyDelete
Oh, it is awesome that Danny cooks, and I can't give enough thanks for being the beneficiary, Debby. :) I'm glad you enjoyed the post!Delete
Happy birthday to Danny! Love the pasta pot! I wish you both a blessed Christmas and new year!! xoReplyDelete
Wishing you the same, dear Terri! I will make sure that Danny sees your sweet birthday greeting.Delete
Oh, Happy Birthday to your Danny! Those look like some interesting gifts that I am sure he will enjoy! What a blessing that he enjoys cooking so much!! May God bless Danny with many more happy and healthy birthdays...and a Merry Christmas to you both as well!!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much for Danny's birthday wishes, Pamela! Yes, I'm very grateful that he enjoys cooking so much.Delete
happy Birthday Danny and Merry Christmas to you both!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much, Bill! Merry Christmas to you!Delete
Thanks, Christine! Yes, it was the perfect birthday.Delete
Sweet reflections about how love works in the real world of relationships, Martha, and once again, a glimpse of how you weave God's truth into the events of your life. It's a good springboard for thinking about the incredible gift God gave by invading this sin cursed earth to live as one of us so that He could die for each of to us so that we might share His world forever. Thank you, my friend, Merry Christmas and a Happy Birthday to Jesus and a belated one for Danny as well.ReplyDelete
Thanks so much, Ron, for your kind and caring words here. Perhaps when we celebrate any loved one's birthday, we should recall the one birth that changed the world and give thanks to God for the gift of His Son. Everything we are and everything we will become is in His hands, and we must be ready and willing to thank Him at all times.Delete
Hi Martha, what a lovely informative post about your relationship with your husband. I smiled as I read it , as my husband does much of the cooking too. Whatever we are good at in our relationship works well together. I always say that if Merlyn was in charge of the finances we would be broke, and if I was in charge of the mechanics the car wouldn't start. I also cut my husband's hair. Wish a belated very happy birthday to Danny, and may we celebrate our Saviour's birthday every day of our lives. God bless you and Danny with all He has for us in Jesus.ReplyDelete
It does sound like your husband and you complement each other perfectly in so many important ways, Brenda! Also, I'm amazed by the other facts you and I seem to have in common. I love learning more about my blogging friends and their interests, so thanks for sharing here. I will wish Danny a belated birthday for you.Delete
And you are right - Christmas should be celebrated in our hearts every day of the year.
Martha, thankful Danny had a wonderful birthday and how the Lord satisfies our soul with good things. God bless!ReplyDelete
Happy belated birthday to Danny! I hope it was super happy! May God bless you both in many special ways in 2023, dear friend!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much, Cheryl! I'll be sure to tell Danny to check all his birthday greetings.Delete
Bom dia, MarthaReplyDelete
Linda postagem, parabéns para o seu esposo, que Deus abençoe ricamente a vida dele, o meu esposo também cozinha, como é bom, ele ajuda muito. Feliz Ano Novo, cheio das bênçãos do Senhor, 2023 repleto de alegrias, gratidão pela presença no meu blog, gosto muito, um forte abraço.
Glad you are enjoying my blog, Lucinalva; I enjoy yours, too! May your New Year be filled with special blessings from God.ReplyDelete