I Wore A Garland Yesterday
Yesterday was my birthday and it was such a gift. I had the best day I've had in many weeks--physically, emotionally, spiritually and every other way.
I know as Christians that we are supposed to walk by faith and not by sight but it seems I had not been walking in my faith as I should have. The rigors of all the aspects of rehab plus the pain had begun to take a toll PLUS I went long weeks without sleeping and sleep deprivation is a killer.
However, yesterday could not have been more beautiful. I wore a garland--a garland of love, best wishes, cards, texts (especially from grandchildren), phone calls, Facebook greetings and I shared it with my aunt, my daughter-in-law, my sister, my sister-in-law, a first cousin, my niece and her two beautiful children (Lilly and Dax) and two out of three of my sons--I talked by phone with the other one and his precious family.
Here is one of the flowers I wore yesterday--my beautiful great niece, Lilly Jane!
I am loaded down with garlands--my sister-in-law brought these gorgeous sunflowers!
God sure knew what would lift my spirits and my heart on my birthday.
I painted the watercolor girl last week and had named it then--The Last Garland of Summer.
But yesterday I felt just like this girl looks--like I couldn't have carried any more blessings--I was so so loaded down with beautiful gifts from God--this girl will be one of those that I can't part with--simply because she will always bring back so many memories.
Thank you to all of my online friends for your birthday wishes and prayers. I am on my way out of this slump and with God I can scale a wall!
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