Saturday, October 9, 2010

Hmmm...what's good about 41?

Yep, that's right...today is my birthday! Birthday's have always been special to me. As you know I'm very close to my grandparents and they used to come up to our house (4 1/2 hour drive) for my birthday. We'd have a bon fire, a birthday meal, and some cake. This went on well into my 20's although as I got older (and my grandparents got older) they weren't able to come every single year.

Several years ago, I had a major thing happen in my life and became a widow the day after my 30th birthday...yeah, it was horrible. I thought that day would overshadow everything that had been good about my birthday and for several years it did but God is good and gave me an incredible family to help me work through that and an even more incredible, patient, and loving husband that celebrates my birthdays with me now!

Mostly, what is good about 41 is that God has blessed me with an amazing life. Have there been hard times...absolutely but He has been with me through every single one of them and because of Him, I know I will get to see my family and friends in heaven when my Father calls me home. It is an incredible promise that I wish all could know and accept. If you have questions about my faith or any faith please e-mail me or leave a message here (or call me if you have my number).

And, today...thank you to my very sweet husband and boys who will make my day (and really this entire last week) so special for me!

17 comments that make my day!:

Jacki Randolph said...

Happy Birthday Lorie!!
Hope it is an extra special day for you!

Jennifer ♥ said...

Happy 41st Birthday!!

I hope your day is filled with happiness and love ♥

Donna said...

Happy Birthday! Happy, Happy Birthday! This is your day to have a lot of fun. Hehe! Hope you have a very special day! Gos will bring us through everything.

Robyn said...

Happy birthday! Good is good!

Kristine said...

Happy sweet 41 to you Lorie!! Hope this year is the best yet... I'm sure your family and friends will make it something to remember =) Enjoy... get spoiled... and have FUN!! Hugs!

Rhonda said...

Happy Birthday Lorie! hope it's an extra special day

bsgstamps4fun: Barb Gault said...

Lorie, have a blessed and happy birthday, dear friend! Thanks for sharing with us today...no life isn't always the way we want it or hope for, but through it all God has a plan. Things change, we age, we think differently about life, however God's love never changes and he is always there for us.

Love and hugs,
Barb

Dani said...

You amaze me on a regular basis. Have a wonderful birthday!

sari said...

Happy Happy Birthday Dear Lorie!!! You truly are an ispiration!!!!! Bless you!

Creative Mish said...

God is amazing! .. even though bad things happen to us; if we keep our faith and follow him... he'll get us through anything. He is our best gift! I wish I were 41 again. LOL! Happy Birthday!

Basement Stamper said...

Happy Birthday Lorie, hope you had a fantastic birthday today!

Sue from Oregon said...

Happy Birthday Lorie!!!

Sparkle said...

I hope you had a wonderful birthday!

Julie said...

Happy Birthday and may you have many, many more of His blessings in the year ahead! Ephesians 3:19-20

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Happy belated birthday Lorie! I'm so glad you've allowed God to hold you close and He's brought you through the trials in your life. 41 is good! I had my 3rd child when I was 41 ;) God bless you! Jan

Kristie said...

Happy Belated Birthday! Hope you had a great day :)

Michelle said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!