Well, today’s the day! Forty four years and nine months ago my dad’s sperm met with my mom’s egg to create the person known as ME! On June 2nd, 1970, I slid from her mother’s womb, most likely screaming at the top of my lungs, and entered this world. I wonder if my mom, a mere seventeen years old, had of known how tough it would be to raise a child like myself, would’ve tried shoving me back in? I wonder if my dad, only nineteen, had of known that I would one day bless him out for not properly fixing my car, only to find out it was out of gas, would’ve asked mom to shove me back in? And those are just a drop in the bucket of reasons they may have wanted a do-over!
Yep. Today’s my birthday! At 44 years old, you’d think I wouldn’t be quite as excited, but I have to say, I’m thankful for each day I’m given! The last few years have been rough, to say the least, but God’s proven tried and true!
When I didn’t feel like I could go on, the Holy Spirit comforted me. When I felt as if my heart would break, His Word would restore me. When I felt as if I couldn’t take another step, God would send a friend to walk alongside me. When I was in deep despair, He gave me a song.
When I think about everything I’ve been through in my late thirties, and early forties, I wonder how in the world I could possibly consider them to be some of my best years? You want to know how? It’s because of Jesus Christ! I’ve learned more about trusting, and depending on Him in the last 10 years than I ever thought possible. No matter what we may go through, He’s always faithful, He’s always just, and He’s always eager to forgive.
Being that we’re trying hard to get moved into our new store, this may be the first birthday we haven’t “celebrated”, but I can assure you that when things slow down, I’ll make sure we make up for it!!
Most likely I’m going to be working my butt off today, and I’m happy to do so, because God’s blessed us beyond measure! Do I like physical labor? Um, that’d be a big HECK NO! I’ve been worn slap out the past few days! However, I must admit that, walking through those doors and seeing the job almost finished, and seeing how incredibly different it looks feels pretty darn good! I’m also thankful for our friends and family who’ve helped! God’s blessed us with good folks!
So, I can certainly say that I’m glad mom chose to allow me to slide out of her womb, and into this world! God knew this place needed shaking up a bit! Of all the wombs in the world for a sperm and egg to create life, I can’t think of a better one in which to incubate! Congrats mom and dad on a job well done! :-). Actually two jobs well done, but this isn’t Melissa’s birthday now is it?!
Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, The fruit of the womb is a reward. Psalms 127:3