Feb 19, 2014

Wednesday in the Word-Birthday Blessings

As most of you know my new word for 2014 is "Rejoice".  I have so much to Rejoice about. One thing I rejoiced in was my birthday! Yes, I had a birthday on Feb. 18th and celebrated another year of life. Amazing at how the older we become the more we appreciate LIFE!

 Cake made by my niece Stephanie. The word CAUTION is right because I intend on making every moment count with the 2nd chapter of my life!!!!

  One thing I am learning is that with age it makes you stop and think about the many blessings in your life and even a greater appreciation for those blessings. So for my birthday I am THANKFUL! Thankful that my mom chose to give birth to me. She did not have too but she did! I will forever be grateful that because "she chose life" I had life!


Very blessed with family and friends that loves me just like I am...

My three daughters. The Lord knew what He was doing when He gave me girls...I cannot imagine a bond any deeper.

My best friend since elementary school. We got married around the same time, had our babies around the same time. Lived by one another all of our life. Go to the same church together and well, rare these days to actually have a friend that will stand by you all of your life.

Two of my Sisters who I remind quite often that I am the oldest though I don't look it! LOL! (And yes, that is a pill box around my neck)

Grandchildren that has got to be the icing on any CAKE! I cannot imagine my life without these babies!

My husband that puts up with me in spite of myself!!! I thank GOD for him.

SisterinLOVES whom I count it a joy to be a part of their family.

My Father and Mother IN LOVE! The cream of the crop as far as I am concerned. I honestly do not think I would be who I am today without these people in my life! 

My Church family that I dearly love with all my heart! I not only have the privilege to worship there but I also am blessed to be able to serve alongside so many wonderful people.

My OTHER church family! Yes, I am doubled blessed! I am secretary to a sister church in our area and blessed beyond measure to be able to serve alongside folks that truly love our Lord and His people. 

Of course last but not least (as I wish I could name everyone in my life that God has reminded me was a true reason to celebrate life) I must say that serving the women of God is one of my greatest pleasures in life. I cannot think of a more passionate calling that the Lord has placed on my life other than my husband and children than that of Women's Ministries! 

I have so much to be thankful for on this 55th birthday!  Even my diaper cake from my girls! 

And little did they know that I need all of THAT!


 May you appreciate your life my friends....the Bible tells us that our life is only a vapor....WHAT WILL WE DO WITH THIS LIFE THAT HE HAS GIVEN US?  

Today is the day the Lord has made, let us be glad and rejoice in it! Psalm 118:24

Hugs and blessings, Cindy


  1. Oh what an awesome post..straight from your heart. So glad you had such a blessed birthday...I can't think of anybody more deserving. Love you, sweet Lady .

  2. Happy Birthday Cindy! Hope it was blessed and just reading your post is such a reminder of all that we have reason to LOVE LIFE. Thanks for such an encouraging post and reminder. Hope you done something extra special on your special day.
    Connie Royals

  3. Cindy, I cannot even tell you the joy I felt just reading your post this morning. I felt a since of renewal and encouragement in the things I have to be thankful for each and everyday and I THANK YOU for reminding me of that :-). Looks like you had such a wonderful day of celebration...Love you my friend, I am THANKFUL for you!! <3 Johnna D.

  4. Happy Birthday, Cindy! You have a beautiful family and you are truly blessed!...Christine

  5. Happy Birthday, Cindy! Oh, honey, you're just a baby. I'm 62 and just started getting my SS checks in January. Now that's old! ;) You look so beautiful and happy and what a blessing to have such a wonderful family and wonderful friends.
    Looks like a great party and I love your diaper cake! ;)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

  6. Happy Birthday Cindy, wonderful photos of you and your family, oh how you are blessed. I couldn't agree more, as I get older I am more aware of all the ways the Lord has blessed my life. Good and bad I can always see his hand in it.

  7. i love your positive attitude, cindy! happy birthday to you! love the birthday cake and even the diaper cake:) you are truly blessed with a beautiful family and full life:)

  8. What a fun birthday celebration! You look great at 55! Very pretty!

    All those people are blessed to have you in their lives too! You are special!

    Happy Birthday!


  9. Happy Birthday Cindy. Wow, you are one foxy mama. I see where your daughters get their good looks.

    God gave us three daughters too....and then we adopted and now have five girls and two boys.


  10. Happy Birthday! We are the same age ... mine was Feb 4th. Love seeing all the pics of your friends and beautiful family. So true that there is no bond like a mother and her daughters :)

  11. Seems like I'm a little late but I hope you had an awesome, blessed birthday. It appears you did!

  12. Sending you belated birthday wishes. It looks like you celebrated in style. I'm catching up after several weeks of caring for my dear, little mother. The wishes are the same - wishes for another year ahead that is filled with more blessings than you can imagine!

  13. I can tell you feel blessed, Cindy. :) Happy birthday! I'll soon turn 59...I'm told you're not old till you hit 60...apparently your family disagrees... lol

    Loved seeing your cabin too, Cindy. What a neat vacation! Are you and hubby retired?

    I am your newest blog follower. Thanks for your visits to my blog too.
    Hugs, Beth


So glad you stopped by to visit.
Hugs and blessings, Cindy