what does your birthday mean to you

Today is my 38th birthday.  It’s been a great day.  It involved a free Starbucks triple Salted Caramel Mocha (thank you Starbucks), flowers, cards, yummy Mexican food (even though I live in South Carolina), a quiet house for a few hours, Twenty One Pilots Hometown Show videos, divine homemade salted caramel brownies (Janice you rock), text messages, Facebook birthday posts, tweet shout outs, and an amazing gift from my husband that made me cry…in front of my children.  It’s been a great day.

There have been many great birthdays much like today.  But one birthday in particular has left it’s mark on all future September 8ths.

I sent this email on my birthday six years ago today, also a Monday…


Date: Monday, September 8, 2008, 6:14 PM

Hi gals, I would like to ask you all for some prayers.  Please pray for Dave and his dad, Stan, as Dave’s grandma (Stan’s mom) passed away this morning finally to be with her Father and much missed husband, Dean–Bennett Dean’s namesake.  The service is Thursday and Stan is driving up from Texas tomorrow.  Also, please pray that Satan would leave me alone regarding my identity and need for love and information from both my birth parents and my adoptive dad.  I have struggled a lot the past few days with unanswered questions regarding my birth father and considering hiring a mediator to open my birth certificate in AZ.  I have never really had these thoughts or desires before and am not sure if they are from God or not.  Please pray for my heart to rest in my eternal Father’s love and His ability to meet ALL my needs as well as discernment with my need to know more about my past and my birth dad. 
Thanks ladies, I consider you great prayer partners and know that I lift you all up regularly.  I thank God knowing that he hears our prayers and he answers our cries.
Much love,
 Do you trust God to be your loving, forgiving Father on this earth even if your earthly father is/was not?
 Are you searching for a dad or a Father to love you unconditionally?

One thought on “what does your birthday mean to you

  1. WOW. What a beautiful post. I think you are an amazing child of God, and you are indeed well loved by your hubby and friends. Who needs a “blood” father when our Heavenly Father provides so much more!!
    I knew my paternal father, and he pretty much wrote me off when I was a preteen (due to a nasty divorce). I longed for a relationship with him up until his death, but he could never give me what I needed, anyway. The perfect love I continually receive now from God is so complete, I laugh at myself as I recall what I tried to get from my paternal father. Most humans can not give us what we really need from God anyway. Will continue to read and support your writings. You go, girl! Your sister in Christ, ~D

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