Saturday, June 18, 2011

You say it's your birthday...

Today is my 28th birthday, I think. Since I got past 25, I really have a hard time remembering how many years have fallen under my belt. You know, on my birthday, I tend to get rather nostalgic about the year. I tend to want to go back and assess whether I lived out my calling, whether I was intentional about the gospel, whether anything of any real value was accomplished during my 365 days.

This past year hasn't been an easy one. When I think about that list of major stressors in a person's life, we've touched on most of them. Since this time, one year ago, we have:
  • Worked through job searching, job landing, and a new job for Brian (and he is dominating the heck outta that new job!)
  • Settled into a new job with the school district
  • Resigned from a career in education
  • weathered another cancer diagnosis and all that it entailed (An early morning from you know where, a brain surgery, whole brain radiation, more drugs, more doctors)
  • Sold our home and begun construction on another (only by the grace of God)
  • made the leap for me to work out my calling by working in women's ministry
  • Traded in 2 cars for 1, and thus learned the fine art of carpooling
  • invaded the homes of family/friends as we wait for ours to be complete
  • rehomed a furry family member (Wally)
  • begun serving in singles ministry
  • added another nephew to our family
  • and received support (financial/emotional/spiritual) from literally thousands of people
I have tears trying to seep out of my eyes as I sit here and proclaim, "God is faithful, abundant, and true in every situation! We can trust Him!"

Y'all, I don't know much about much in this world, but I know about the trustworthiness and goodness of God. I am overwhelmed by His supernatural care for Brian and me. I am in awe of His power to heal, power to provide, and power to change. He moves mountains, y'all. Thank you, Jesus, for moving so many mountains for me.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday! May it be extra special. As you speak of God's faithfulness, I am reminded of:
"Great is Thy faithfulness Oh God my father, there is no shadow of turning with thee. All I have needed Thy hand has provided. Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me." Always faithful, that is He.
Blessings, sweet sister. May this be a wonderful year for you & Brian....

Waiting for Bulgaria said...

Happy birthday! You are an inspiration and a testament to the goodness of God.

misha said...

Happy Birthday! May this coming year be one of Faith and Joy!
xo, misha

sharon said...

Happy Birthday! May this year be filled with blessings for you and your family!

Katie said...

Happy Birthday, pretty lady. Your faith continues to be an inspiration to me. I hope you had an awesome day!

Cheech said...

Happy day L. I have been gone. would love to see you!

Alabamamom said...

Belated Birthday Blessings to you! We were out of town on your special day. It is such an encouragement for you to record God's faithfulness over this past year. I look forward to seeing all He will continue to do in and through you.