Thursday, March 16, 2017
Where She Has Another Birthday
"This is the day the Lord has brought about. We will be happy and rejoice in it." ...Psalm 118:24
So last night at 1:00 a.m. when Daniel The Cat woke me by accidentally(?) knocking everything down from this dresser ---
--with a crash, I lectured myself not to get mad while I restored order (and tried to fix the lamp) for, after all, this was now March 16th. My birthday.
My next thought as I sleepily stepped down the creaking stairs to feed the cats? "Gee. These birthdays sure are adding up."
Wow. Wasn't I eighteen just three or four years ago?
Anyway. Remember when yesterday we had this? --
What a difference a day makes! Today our storms (the earlier 70 mph wind one, then the 16 inches of snow one) are gone. Instead, we have blessed silence, gleaming-blue skies and blazing sunshine --
Never listen seriously to voices which say your future is bleak, ok? A simple, new day can bring brightness and the beginnings of glad, remarkable changes. We just never know for sure when it'll arrive, so we must hang in there till it does.
In fact, don't laugh, but I feel as though all this sunshine pouring through my windows is my birthday gift from God. He knows how absolutely giddy it makes me--and how young it makes me feel.
(Are we positive I wasn't eighteen just three or four years ago??) :)
My favorite photo, ever, of Naomi's grey babies.
Oh, and remember how Naomi had to put down one of her 15-year-old cats on January 1st?
Well, soon after, her other grey girl began struggling. And then lots of vet visits later, Naomi had to, this week, let go of her dearest, best-loved sister-cat.
And now the Ginger and Farrah years are over.
Naomi's been pretty devastated, so any prayers for her would be so appreciated. Thank-you much.
And one more thing. For you Netflix fans, this morning I watched The Great Gilly Hopkins and--although I usually don't like these 'family-feel-good movies' (Naomi's words)-- I did really enjoy this one.
But then, it had Kathy Bates, Glenn Close and Octavia Spencer, so how could I not?