Saturday, March 8, 2008

Happy Birthday To Me




MAKE SURE AND SCROLL DOWN AND LOOK AT MY CARDS!!

Made it to my appointment and back without any bad weather !!!!!!!!!! Yeah!!!!!! Shot was a breeze........ Easier than the first one... I am hopeful that I see some results from this one........ I am not doing much the rest of today and Friday, Saturday and Sunday............ Dr said it will help if I rest a lot and let the medicine do it's thing................ soooooooo that is my plan...

Tomorrow is my birthday but to celebrate I am going to care for my body.. that is the best gift I can give myself............... We have an art opening tomorrow night with my brother Paul and his wife Alpha but I am not sure I am going to try and make that........ It is a lot of standing around or sitting in uncomfortable chairs for a couple of hours............ I may have to miss that............ I have invited them over after the opening for coffee........... I am hoping that they take me up on that offer........
I am not much on birthdays anymore.....and it is not because of my age........ I am not ashamed to say that I will be 61 tomorrow........... it is just that my life is measured in so much more than years.......... It is measured in so many different ways...........

...I measure my life in the years that I have been born-again........... It was September 10, 1977 in a small upper room in Anadarko, Oklahoma.. A woman by the name of Marsha Kindell was ministering at a Women's Aglow meeting.......... At that meeting I was lost and undone................ The Lord came into that meeting that day and called me by name and I have never been the same...........

..I measure the years by the gift of love that the Father God gave me when Dennis came into my life............. I promise I will post on that story one of these days soon.............

..... I measure my 61 years by the hugs that I still get from my wonderful son Chris, He is 38 but he and I are still so close and he is not ashamed to give me a hug and kiss on the cheek no matter where we are...........

...I measure my 61 years with the prayers that I offer up to the Father God that I will see my first born son Darryl walking up to my door and all he needs say is " hi Mom.........." I miss him.........

...I measure my 61 years by the times that I have laughed so hard that tears would run down my cheeks when me DH and I are out with my brother Paul and his wife Alpha...............

....I measure my 61 years by the precious friends..... I will mention a few........ Jean, as she is always wanting to know if there is something she can do for ME....... She struggles with that demon cancer........... I count my 61 years by the days that the Father God grants her life and by the eons that I will spend with her in the Fathers house... .........Lolita..... my mentor........ I pick up the phone and she is always there........ I count my 61 years by the tears that she has seen me shed and she just cries with me................ Tisha and Harold Todd.....my cousin, but she is really my sister....... She never gives me sympathy!!!!!!!!!! I count my 61 years by the times she reminds me to whom I belong and she speaks truth in love and helps me up when I fall.. And Harold her husband...... what can I say........ He is filled with faith and when he prays for you , you feel God..............

....I measure these past 61 years as just the beginning of life....... The tears and struggles that brought me here......... I cannot say that I wish it were different... I have found the love of a God that I did not know loved me so.......The journey has caused me to take a hard look at myself and cry out for my Father God to break me and mold me so that I look like His son Jesus... I am not what I once was many years ago and I am not what I will be when we no longer look through a glass darkly..............

1Cr 13:12
For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.

AND ladies.......... I love being 61 and I am finding a whole bunch ladies that I love!!!!!!!!! Each of you are so unique (some more than others , I cannot stay serious too long) I am enjoying every minute in this blog land............. And if we never meet here face to face........ I will meet you!!!!!!! and I will make you laugh!!!!!!!!!!!! and that is a promise!!!!!!!!


20 comments:

Chris said...

Denise,
Happy Birthday!!! I encourage you to celebrate your weekend resting and letting your back heal! I want you to feel good!
61 years young. Very wonderful to read of your blessings. You are definitely a blessing to all of us!

Edge of Design said...

Happy Birthday Denise! I hope you enjoy your celebration. I am off to email.

Mary said...

Happy Birthday, dear Denise. You are a treasured friend and I hope you have a wonderful day. Rest, read a good book and just take life easy.

I'm so glad you were able to get the shot and that it was a breeze. I'm praying for you, dear friend.

Blessings,
Mary

Sharon said...

Have a great birthday tomorrow! I like how you measure your years, that's wonderful! Yes, you do need to take care of your body! So you rest and take it easy and pamper yourself tomorrow!

:0) Sharon

Mary said...

Denise,

I have a little something for you over on my blog. When you get a chance, please drop by and pick it up.

Birthday blessings to you.
Mary

Denise said...

Happy Birthday dear one, rest and enjoy your day. I love you.

MelanieJoy said...

Hey Sweet friend....had to wish you a HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! this morning. Take care and treat yourself to some rest. Much love.

PEA said...

Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday dear Denise
Happy Birthday to youuuuuu!!

I left you a card on my post this morning so make sure you come by:-) I love the way you measure your years!!! Have a fabulous day my friend and take care of YOU!!! xoxo

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Denise said...

Some real strange comment... so if you get one like it do not open.. not sure if it at all.....


love ya'll........(can you hear the souther drawl in that)?

IsabellaCloset said...

Denise, Hope you have a very Happy Birthday tomorrow!
Blessings ~Mary~ :-}

violetlady said...

Happy Birthday, Denise. Hope it is a great one and you take good care of yourself.

Dee said...

What a nice post!!! And happy birthday to you!!! If you count your age as when you were saved, then you're younger than I am! :) Hope you have a wonderful day and an even better year! ((( hugs ))) D

Smalltown RN said...

I came here via Pea's blog and just wanted to wish you the happiest of birthday's....I like your outlook on Birthdays....cheers!

valerie said...

Happy Birthday Denise!
I'll sing you the song we sing at our church if someone has a birthday....
Happy birthday to you,
Only one will not do,
Born again in Christ Jesus,
Happy birthday to you.
Hope you have a blessed day!
Love,
Valerie

Sharon Brumfield said...

Happy birthday to you--you are one of a kind.
I love you sis

Linda said...

Denise, Happy Birthday to you. I'm glad to hear the shot is working take it easy this weeekend and just enjoy being. Hugs, Linda

Joyce said...

I want to wish you a very Happy Birthday and many more. Your post was heart warming. Enjoy your day and take care of your self.

Happy Birthday,
Joyce

CIELO said...

Well, I'm glad I got here on time for the birthday party!

Blessings...

cielo

Deb said...

Happy B-lated Birthday!! I cannot believe you are 61, but I cannot believe I am 51 either, wow where does time go?? You are gorgeous!!
Hope your day was Blessed greatly!!
God Bless
Deb