29 May 2009

35 Years.

I hadn't taken pictures of what my sister sent me so I just did that and added them to this post.

I'm amazed when I look back over my life. Didn't I just graduate from high school? And yet, that DOES seem like a lifetime ago. But didn't I just get married? Have my first beautiful little girl? Second? Third? Where did the time go? Amazing. And how blessed I have been. I don't deserve it. A couple of days ago when I was 'fluffing' my living room and rearranging my decor I was trying to decide if I was going to include my old scales or store it again. The verse from Daniel 5:27 came to me: "thou art weighed in the balances and art found wanting." So I paraphrased it a bit and made a banner that said, "(I am) weighed in the balances and found wanting." I hung the banner from the scales and tucked it in my old cupboard. A reminder that we are ALL 'wanting'. And yet God loved us so much He provided a way that we can be weighed and the scale will balance. Through Jesus the scale will balance every time. HE IS THE ONLY WAY. Praise His name that he was willing to be that WAY. I'm thanking Him today for blessing my life for the past 35 years and I'm trusting Him to be with me in all my tomorrows, come what may. Hallelujah!

Thanks to Joni, my sister got into Beth Moore - and sent me this book for my birthday! Thanks to BOTH of you! And thanks to Joni for her blog post today. Go check it out!
Isn't this the cutest pitcher? We got my Mom one at McMaster and Storm when they were still in their building in Greenville and I've wished I had one ever since. So my sis got this one when she found it in a store near her.
It now sits on my dining room table with a ranunculus bouquet in it.

Travis cut down a bunch of my chives that were blooming and made me a 'bouquet'! How's that for birthday flowers??!!

This is my present from Travis. I've wanted one for a long time so he surprised me with one last night. I'm loving it already. Gentle rainfall in the shower!

My Mom and Dad gave me this!!!!!! I was so surprised:-) I'd wanted one ever since Kara told me they might be getting them for the store. Mom remembered and got me one. I didn't know she got it and I hadn't thought any more about it since McMaster and Storm closed their brick and mortar store and went totally online. Thanks Mom, I loved being surprised with it. Now I've GOT to go to a flea market this summer.


Blogger Minister Grace said...

Happy Birthday!

Great verse on the scales, makes me want to dig out mine that just sat around and collected dust...

Last week Jess was asking me how old someone was and she said, "Is she my age?" I said, "No, she's much older than you, like high thirties or so." She said, "Are you remembering how old I am?" I fumbled around..."Oh well then I bet she's high forties because she is not your age." Time is flying by...

May 29, 2009 at 9:00 AM  
Blogger McMaster and Storm said...

happy birthday........
we'll celebrate next week @ my house.

May 29, 2009 at 2:33 PM  
Blogger Mrs. K said...

Happy Birthday dear sister in the Lord! Love the scales...mind if I steal the idea? I need that daily reminder.

Love Beth Moore, I am currently doing her Daniel study...and am learning SO much. Missed you Sunday!

BTW, I completely understand not feeling as old as you are.

May 29, 2009 at 2:50 PM  
Blogger lisa said...

GIRLS!!!! Ahem....this here conversation is making me twitchy....Just so you know...mid-forties will be here before you blink twice, and you won't believe how FUN it is! Of course I couldn't speak for HIGH forties!

Love the banner, J, you are so creative!

Happy Birthday...looks like it was a good one!

May 29, 2009 at 8:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

happy birthday to you too and I am jealous! that rainshower head and that market basket from M&M is very delightful. Wish i had your mama.!!! You are very blessed. The scales is neat also.ml

May 29, 2009 at 8:15 PM  

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