Wednesday, March 17, 2010

My birthday yesterday was great fun and filled with much grace.

Did Tom and I go out to eat? Did we go see a movie? Did we take a country drive? Did we have a huge, wild, noisy party?

Uh, no.

No, the sun shone bright all day and I lounged on our porch until lunchtime when I drove down to our tiny country town to pick up lunch (and cookies) which Tom and I ate while watching Perry Mason (we are so addicted to that show). Then I did yard work in the fresh, soft air for the first time this year--raked some leaves, swept some gravel off the concrete, picked up probably 100 pine cones (you think I'm exaggerating?). I received lovely birthday wishes here and on Facebook all day long. Naomi called. So did my mom. And when I got on the scale, I'd even lost two whole pounds (which is right up there with any modern day miracle) and it was a great hair day, too!

Every moment felt enchanted.

And how lovely to reach an age where better does not mean bigger, grander, wilder.

I forgot to tell you what happened to me last week at our little corner market. I'd just paid for a loaf of bread when from behind me, poof! The bread delivery guy appeared with a new loaf in his hand. He asked me, "Would you like this fresh loaf of bread, instead?" Oh wow. I smiled at him and said, "Yes. Thank-you!" Then he took back the old loaf and left me with the fresh one.

I came home and told Tom about that and I smiled all the rest of the day. That was so a God Thing. A whisper from Him that I'm in His thoughts, that He notices things and He cares about me.

Loved that.


I so appreciated your birthday wishes! They are God Things, too, and made me smile and feel appreciated all day yesterday.


Kristi in the Western Reserve said...

I do love your description of your birthday, Debra, especially the new loaf of bread. And your gift of seeing God's love for you everywhere, and counting your blessings.

Tracy said...

Sounds like a perfectly lovely day, Debra. :)

Elizabeth said...

I am glad you had a wonderful day!
It sounds lovely!

... Paige said...

Well I missed it, which is normal for me

happy belated birthday and I'm glad you had a good day and fresh bread is super