Monday, December 14, 2009

If 45 Is...

...having a Heavenly Father who loves me, in spite of ME;
having an amazing God-fearing husband who happens to be a super daddy;
having a church family, extended family and friends who may think I'm crazy but love me anyway;
being surrounded by eight kids from 2 to 21 who express their exuberance for life;
where that same Khaos is slightly less lively in public (I said slightly);
where each meal requires planning;
where my laundry room could stock a large second-hand store;
knowing every day will require more energy than I can imagine;
knowing my Father will provide exactly what I need;
having friends near and far who share God's heartbeat for the lost and the orphan and are His hands and feet in effecting change;
ever so slowly recognizing what's really important and letting go of what's not;
experiencing joy and peace in all of this...
Then I guess I'm there!
I don't know what 45 is supposed to feel like, but it feels pretty good to me.
Besides, I was 'reborn' eight and a half years how old does that really make me?!?
Thank You, LORD, for this day!


Tami said...

Happy Birthday, Connie! Life keeps getting better, doesn't it?! Love you!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday! Have a wonderful day


Jodi Sue said...

Happy Birthday Connie!!!
Wish I knew then what I know now! :)

Truly Blessed,
Jodi Sue :)

Adeye said...

HAPPY HAPPY birthday my dear friend!!!! Yes, you are blessed indeed--and you sure don't look a day over 20 :)

Hope you have a stunning day, surrounded by those He has blessed you with in this life.

Sending you a HUGE hug today. Thank you for the joy of allowing me to journey with you. I can hardly wait to see what He has in store for you in the next year.

Shonni said...

What a cute post...I am also 45 and thankful for so many things in my life.

Gail said...

Happy Birthday, Connie!

You are definitely blessed.

Naomi said...

Wishing you a Happy Birthday all the way from England!!! (Can you hear me shouting!!!!)

You look great for 45!!!

Cindy said...

Dear Connie,
Birthday Blessings!

Hope you enjoy your special day with all your precious blessings.

groovy mama said...

Hoping you are having a Wonderful Day and wishing another Year full of fullness and adventure....

You are a blessing,
Happy B-day Connie

Shelly said...

Happy Birthday, Connie!!! Hope your day is filled with blessings! Your life is a blessing to all of us who get to watch it unfold!!!


April said...

Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday dear Connie, Happy Birthday to you!

We love you and you dont look 45 trust me.... remember my husband may be 45 too, but he is still older! LOL

Tim said...

Happy Birthday Connie.

Tim, Ellen, Tian,
and soon Yu-Hsuan,
and a little later .......!

TanyaLea said...

Happy Belated 8.5 Birthday!! ;) Yes, that is worth celebrating, too... I'm certain it made you even younger in His sight!! <><

Wishing you many, many Birthday Blessings in the year to come!

love ya,

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday! A little late- my theme :)! Jessa keeps saying "Amen" while looking at the pic of the birthday cake. I guess she thinks that's what families do around the table.
Amen :)

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