Apparently, I am lousy at counting my blessings! When I went to see what number I was on, it was 40. Pretty prophetic considering yesterday I had a milestone birthday. That being said, I have a lot of "gifts" to count, but not the tangible, unwrap kind. Not the kind I put on my feet or hang on my shoulder. (I love shoes and purses!) The REAL gifts! God's gifts!
40. Time with family. They gave me a great celebration on Saturday. A time full of laughter, inspiration, and just good ole togetherness! I treasure each moment. And though the bday gifts they gave me aren't the important parts of life, this year's gifts are going to be hard to top! Thank you for reminding me of my sweet boy to come through your gift-giving!
41-49: For 8 "Fabulous Females" who celebrated with me tonight. More importantly, thank you for loving me and being dear friends! I miss working with you terribly! For this gal who grew up with a close family, in proximity and love, it is hard to be separated. . .even at 40! So, if I have to be away from my family, I know that I have these wonderful women who shaped much of who I am professionally! Thank you! Your celebration meant a lot to me!
50. A man that God gave to me 19 years ago! Yes, it seems an obvious gift, but I think I received the best gift available! He was designed for me, and I am forever grateful to Jehovah Jireh for this provision. God continues to show how much He cares for me! I love you Jesus!!