Tuesday, June 26, 2007

I am blessed...

It's finally here! I'm 30(something) today and I still LOVE my birthday!!! We like to call it the "12 days of Valarie" at my house. Actually, as much as I HATE to admit it, the last few years I've not made QUITE the spectacle of my birthday as I used to. (I'm sure you may find that hard to believe but I was WAYYY worse than I am now) I guess that's what having kids does to you. They humble you right away by making you work for them regardless of what day it is!! ;-)

Well, this morning the Lord led me to Ps.121:5-8 "The Lord watches over you - the Lord is your shade at your right hand; the sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon by night. The Lord will keep you from all harm - he will watch over your life; the Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore." As I read those promises this morning I realize how faithful God is and always has been to me. He has protected me in so many ways from so many things!! He has kept His promise from this verse to me over and over and I am honored to be called His daughter.

The Lord has blessed me so many times throughout my life. He gave me the most AMAZING man!! He might not be perfect but God knew that he was perfect for me!! God has given me the privilege of being Mommy to 3 of the most INCREDIBLE kids you'll ever meet! My oldest - the defender - is funny, charming and compassionate, my middle - the lover - is sweet, caring and affectionate, my baby - the princess - is loving, kind and just so sweet I could pinch her head off!!! (I mean that in a good way! haha) They're a handful and keep me hopping but God has blessed me, for now, with these and I couldn't be more grateful!! (Don't panic! There's not plans for more! haha) He's provided for us over and over with our home, our vehicles, everything that we have needed! He has kept His watch over me!!

So, today I don't begin to toot my own horn!! Today I celebrate God!! Today I celebrate that the Creator of the Universe saw fit on June 26, 19.... to bring me into the world to fulfill His purpose and plan!! Today I celebrate that the very One who spoke and breathed the Breath of Life into Adam saw fit to breathe that same Breath into me!!! God is so good! I thank Him for every good and perfect gift He's ever given me and I can't wait to get home and bow at His feet and then squeeze His Holy Neck the way a daughter squeezes her Daddy!!!

Ya'll have a blessed day! I know I'm going to!


Nicki said...

Happy Birthday!!! I'm so glad God brought you into this world too!! Have an awesome day!!

Leigh Gray said...

you say it's your birthday - na na na na na na na - it's my birthday too - na na na na na na

remember 16 candles???

it is not my birthday, but i am so thankful it is yours!!! you are so beautiful inside and out!!

Love you!