Monday, October 27, 2008

My Birthday!

Today is my 39Th Birthday. That I am alive and healthy and happy and blessed is a true miracle in every sense of the word. Today I count my blessings. Today I thank God for his presence in my life, for my strong and unwavering faith He has blessed me with from a very young age. I thank Him for the countless gifts I receive from Him on a daily basis. I thank Him for being my Best friend, my True Provider, my Example. I thank Him for loving me with all 39 years of my sins.

I thank Him for my amazing Husband. My soul mate. The man I never expected to find when I moved to Hawaii. The man who provides me with the most amazing life. The one I find comfort with when I lay down to go to sleep. The one who accepts me with all of my flaws and still wraps his arms around me in the morning when I haven't brushed my teeth. The man who still makes me laugh on a daily basis. He helped make our beautiful children, he is an incredible father and such a perfect friend. He is my stability and my rock. I love him.

I thank Him for our children. How can these little humans become more beautiful every day? How can someone so small teach us so much? I thank Him for the dirty diapers, the sleepless nights, the endless crying, the contagious laughter, the funny and profound comments. I thank Him for letting me see a glimpse of Him every time I look in their eyes. I thank Him for their health and their safety. I love them.

I thank Him for my family. My mothers and fathers and sisters and brothers. The ones who are here and the ones who have gone. The ones I was born with and the ones He brought to me later. I have abundant love for all of these beautiful people. Our differences make life exciting and I pray for the day our world can see through its differences and find that love for all.

I thank him for my friends. Everywhere we have moved He has given me these amazing people who transform my world. They are unique, and insightful and loving. They bring me peace and offer me things I could never ask for. I love them all.

All of these are gifts from Him. Too many to name. They are all so incredible and they unquestionably prove His existance. His love is overwhelming and my heart wants to explode. I thank Him for my 39 years. I thank Him for every second of every day.

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