So today – February 26 – is my birthday. Even though I’m still under the weather, I am thankful to God that He’s brought me through another year. My journey this past year has been fraught with challenges, but there have been wonderful blessings and good thing that it happened along the way, too! It definitely has been a year of growth.
I’m grateful for my loving family and friends who sent me so many wonderful birthday greetings today. I’m especially thankful to my Mom, who took the time to bake me a special birthday apple pie – emblazoned with my first initial (“T”) on the top of it. Behold:
She also made a really tasty vegan-friendly meal (stuffed bell peppers) for me, too. I’m a firm believer that you’re never too old to enjoy your mother’s home cooking! 😀
So I’m a year older – and hopefully a year wiser, by God’s grace – and I’m looking forward to the exciting adventures that God has in store for me and in the year ahead.
Here’s my birthday prayer: Dear Lord, thank You for bringing me through another year. I’m profoundly thankful for the family, friends, and other kind individuals You’ve so thoughtfully brought into my life. Thank You also for meeting my daily needs, and even granting me some of my desires, too. I look forward to deepening my relationship with You, and gladly receive whatever tidings (hopefully good!) that You have in store for me in 2017. In Your name I pray, Amen.