I turned 59 last Friday.
It was a wonderful day and a superb weekend.
I took the weekend off to enjoy 'being'.
[I am a bit anxious as to how much that will cost me this coming school week!]
I've included some different shots with different settings
of the GORGEOUS roses sent to me
by my daughter Sara and her husband and children in Texas.
Folks, I love fresh flowers and esp. pastel and white roses.
I felt like maybe I'd been an esp. good mother this year. ;)
A box of chocolate candy accompanied the roses.
I have been absent from the blogging world.
It's typical early February reclusiveness.
My mother died 14 years ago this month and I miss her so much,
but esp. on my birthday.
She spoiled me so and no one other than my dad has ever made me feel
so incredibly special
as she did.
I've learned to just retreat some and meditate on my blessings--
it wards off the depression of the old days.
This Week's Prayer of Grace
when I open my heart to You,
I am blessed.
Today, I will praise You, Father,
as I accept Your love and Your wisdom.
And, I will do my best to continue to grow in my faith
every day that I live.
This is why I remind you to keep using the gift God gave you
when I laid my hands on you.
Now let it grow,
as a small flame grows into a fire.
2 Timothy 1:6 NCV
Blessings to you all as you begin this week!