Passion



Passion is a gritty kind of love, tough and

optimistic enthusiasm that overcomes negativity and inconvenience to make it

through to the end. (10,000 Reasons Overflow)


Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Now that's what I am talking about...

What a great birthday! Some may have thought it was boring, but to me it was perfect. It started out NYE when I had Lea, Jason, Katie, Christie, Tiny, Kiefer, Keller, and us for dinner. Made a yummy dinner for my family (who are friends) and we had yummy dessert and great company.

We played Scene It TV and I won both times. Yes, I am great. We watched the ball drop. Woke up to make waffles and sausage for everyone. Did I mention I loved to cook? We relaxed, kicked back, watched everyone play Guitar Hero, ate Panera, and played Scene it TV again, oh yeah, I won!! Again…

Ate cupcakes and everyone sang. Hung out with my friend and her men. Kissed Phyllis a ton of times. And praised God for a great birthday. My daughter went and worshipped the Lord (doesn’t get much better than that, parents, does it?!)!

It wasn’t a vacation to Hawaii (though I am sure I would have loved that too) it was a day just for me. The kind of days I like with cards and kisses, hugs and friends. As I sit at the end of the perfect day, listening to the music score to Maid in Manhatten (one of my favoritest movies EVER) I sit here, knowing and feeling completely loved. I actually felt God put His arms around me and hug me. My friends, birthdays aren’t about presents, they aren’t about how many people called or didn’t call. It’s about celebrating life, celebrating with people who love us. Something I think we should do everyday.

Thank you, all of you who made my day special with a blog comment, an email, for flowers, a phone call, a prayer, to those who broke bread with me (literally) at Panera, for those who traveled across the state to share my day. For the beautiful daughter who made me the most beautiful pillow for my bed. Thank you all for loving me, I love you too!! Thank you God for loving me so much.

When the first day of your year starts out this great, you know great things are in store!!

Gen 1:31 God saw all that he had made, and it was very good

6 comments:

Heather Smith said...

Sounds like you had a great birthday! Sorry I missed the actual day, but happy birthday anyway!! I spent the day with friends and family yesterday as well, and we played Scene It...Friends. Fun times!! Happy New Year!

Deb said...

....I've never seen Maid in Manhattan --now I'll have to go rent it....

Glad you had such a special day!

Happy Belated Birthday!

Jada's Gigi said...

Happy Birthday and Happy New Year, Margie! Reading your blog always makes me smile...I can feel your joy across the internet...:)
You are one blessed woman!

Mrs. Mac said...

I don't think you have to worry about not having too many friends any longer :)

palmtreefanatic said...

Nice post! Happy Birthday and a HAPPY NEW YEAR To you!

Pat said...

Loved Maid in Manhattan! I'm so happy your birthday started the year filled with joy...after all, you do that for everyone else every other day of the year!