I know, it's February--after all, it is my birthday. In fact, my 72nd birthday--seems unbelievable--my 50th was only yesterday.
The kids took me to Cantina Laredo last night for some real Mexican food--Yum! We had a good time. Gifts were fun too (I always have fun with gifts whether giving or getting). Maddie gave me a Jackson Pollock-type painting she had done herself with a tie-dye technique and a card she had bought with her own money which highlighted some of the cursive writing she is learning. Ella made me a red bowl because she knew I like red. and a funky elephant paper weight. She also included a dollar bill in her card for me to use as a tip the next time I eat out! And along the way, they and Sam gave me some earrings which I had requested. Brandon and Sheryl gave me a lovely green bowl, some beautiful napkins which matched and a
candle lush with Italian Orange fragrance.A very special gift was the flowers Sheryl arranged and gave me--I love all of these expressions of love for me. Makes a body feel good!
I am so thankful for the life I lead here in Nashville with friends and family--Coming from a 3lb baby born at home on a snowy Feb. night to 72 years here has been a long journey. I am increasingly aware of the brevity of life and the importance of celebrating the days we live. Thank you God for your love and mercy and for bringing me this far.