Friday, July 10, 2009

Celebrating Life

I will praise the LORD all my life; I will sing praise to my God as long as I live. Psalm 146:2

Tomorrow is my birthday! Birthday's have always been a really big deal to me. I guess I feel like everybody should have a special day to Celebrate Life. So I try to make my kids and my husband's birthday really special every year.

This year I am spending a day with my mom and dad and then heading to meet my husband for a weekend away from the kids. One morning to sleep in will be glorious (although I am sure I will be wide awake at 7am).

My mom is on a cleaning frenzy in her basement so last night I had to go through two boxes of old stuff and decide what I wanted to take home and what I wanted her to throw away.

It is always fun (and a little scary) to walk down memory lane. I found one treasure last night. It was a poetry journal that I had in middle school. I have always loved to write and it was hilarious to read what some of my earliest writing included. I also love rhyming so all of my poetry had to flow with rhyming words. My mom and I laughed. It took me back to my little world as a pre-teen.

It inspired my oldest. She immediately had to find a empty notebook that she could start writing in. I love it that she loves to write, too. It made me think about the spiritual gifts that God has given me. They really do start to show, even as a young child. It is exciting to see what God may have in store for my girls.

In celebration of my 32nd birthday I am going to have a special post tomorrow. Hopefully the motel we are staying in will cooperate with my MacBook. Make sure you stop in and leave a comment to enter my giveaway.

Have a wonderful Friday!


Collette@Jesuslovesmums said...

Hi there Amy
Lovely to meet you at ModernMamaTeam Yahoo group! I love your blog! It is so honest and scriptural, really great read!
Love Collette xxx

Laurie said...

Happy Birthday! Thanks for visiting my blog!

I used to keep hand written journals. Notebooks and notebooks full of my young lady thoughts! LOL! It is hilarious reading back through them.

Sandy said...

Happy Birthday, Amy!
Have a great weekend!
Thank you for sharing your thoughts on your blog!

kellyjae said...

Hi!! I just wanted to wish you a Happy Birthday. I hope you have a wonderful day tomorrow and hopefully a very relaxing weekend.
I've really enjoyed reading your entries lately, thanks for sharing. You have really been an encouragement!
Love always,

Chele said...

Happy Birthday Amy!! It is awesome that you see birthdays as a way to celebrate life! What an awesome way to think about it! Have a blessed weekend!!!