I woke to this
and I smiled.
After a dismal display of winter
here in the midwest,
my God sent me this for my birthday!
As I write,
it’s still snowing.
I find it incredibly moving
that my God loves me this personally.
It’s been a weekend filled with personal blessings,
things that only I told only Him
have been given to me.
all at the same time.
As I join in with the gratitude community at Ann’s today,
my list is long.
I only hope
I can find the words
to record some of that list
… for snow on my birthday
… and a God who knows this 44 year old heart best
… for a man who cheers loudest for me
… and pushes me outside the walls of this house
… for friends who pack out the classroom
… and make me look really good
… for being blessed with a ticket to a benefit dinner
… and later a ticket for my favorite date
… for feeling better
… and breathing easier
… for friends, long time and new, who came to say “hey”
… for books that came just in time
… for serving others with a long time friend
… and having fun along the way
… for a day to spend with these I love the most
… and a God who loves me more than I will ever comprehend