Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Another Year, Another Birthday

Another birthday! Well, I'm getting used to the idea.

I'm thinking my 40's must have been too enchanted, or something. I loved my 40's. Adored that enchanted decade, indeed.

Lately though, things haven't felt all that magical. heh. But alas, at times like these, I've learned to gaze around, to peek inside my heart, to discover where, perhaps, I took a misstep on the path of Life. Or to ask God to show me the new path He wants to lead me down (up?), since I'm just not finding it on my own, although I am feeling the need for newness, for abandoning my Debra-made ruts.

Something else--my birthday arrives at the end of long snowy winters. Every year. And nearly my whole body on this day, this March 16th, is always longing to skip outside to play in my garden and feel the sun upon my face. Yes, like an excited horse waiting behind a gate for the race to begin, I feel nearly wild with desire on this day to burst out the door! But usually the weather is still cold and snow still lies like a frozen crust upon my garden. Often there are snowflakes falling, even.

But not today! No, the snow is gone, the sun will shine all day and we'll be over 50 degrees. The prettiest day of the week, the weather woman said. The sun will be a gift to all my neighbors, ok, yet I can't help but feel God meant it especially for me. So beware, my sunny front porch, here I come! And look-out un-flooded portions of our yard, for I'll be tiptoeing around you, too, maybe even Sound of Music dancing 'round and 'round. For I have much to celebrate.


Isaiah 43:19
Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall you not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.


Our winter lake this morning from an upstairs window. Oh, and I saw my first two robins yesterday! They may be the same couple who returns each year and stays in the yard almost constantly.


Don't you just love that photo at the top of my post? It's from allposters.com.


Mary said...

Happy Birthday Debra!!! May this be your best year ever!

Elizabeth said...

Happy, Happy Birthday ! ! !

Tracy said...

Wishing you a very Happy Birthday, Debra! May the year ahead be filled with love, joy, and peace. :)

Judy said...

Happy Birthday Debra!

Hope you are bowled over with blessings!

Pat said...

Happy Birthday Debra...soak up the sun that God planned especially for you today, and may your joy be full!

Lisa in Texas = ) said...

Wishing you a wonderful Birthday!!
Lisa in Texas :O)

Tina said...

Happy Birthday Debra. I have found that my 50s are a struggle, too, and have decided it is one of those times in life when we take stock, and come to terms with the fact that some things are never going to be - after which we can move on into a future that was unimagined only yesterday. Good things come, but in the form of new dreams, and new objectives. Until God has put those new dreams and new directions into our minds, we can only wait. Your posts about all this have done good in helping me with that waiting part. :-)

I bought the photos in my laundry room from All Posters, they are a superb company with excellent customer service. Mine arrived damaged and they took good care to send replacements speedily.

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Kristi in the Western Reserve said...

Dear Debra, I wish you a very happy birthday, and an entire years of happy It was a blessed time, but every new day is a blessing, as I think you know very well! Grace be with you!

Donetta said...

I am so very glad that you were born.

Robin in New Jersey said...

Happy Birthday, a day late!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Debra! I'm late too, but, think you should celebrate for a week! Joyce