Today the first bloom on my cactus opened completely to help me celebrate 76 years! Born on May Day 1941, and named Wanda Mae.
What a wonderful life I have had. What makes a wonderful life? Marvelous mountains of joy, and the deep pits of despair. Yes both. If we didn't experience the pits, how would we ever know the joys of the mountain tops!
My life has been filled with both, and I have volumes of Prayer Journals to prove it..but in this winter season of my life, as I take time to relax and read through those old journals I realize that ~ as the songs says ~ THROUGH IT ALL ~ I was never alone. God was moving and working and doing little miracles and big miracles and answering a ton of prayers.
Are there things I would change if I could...of course, wouldn't we all. But life is a school of learning and my text book has been the Bible and it has been the compass that has guided my life.
I don't often write seriously (with the exception of my Sunday Posts), because I have wanted my blog to be a safe place, and happy place, a place of encouragement. But over the past few months, we have lost several dear friends, and you think about your own mortality.
I have been blessed with more loving family and friends than I deserve and my blog family has been such an encouragement since my first post in 2007.
So take time to count your blessing today~ I am, and you are on that list.