Monday, May 26, 2008

Happy Birthday to me

Every once in a while I get the privilege of sharing my birthday on the same day we honor any and all service men and women. Those who have gone before us. My Dad and father in law are retired Marines. One brother in law is about to be retired from the Air Force, another brother in law is a retired Navy man and another was in the Army for a short while. Now my Nephew Adam is in the Army stationed in Iraq. Our armed forces are near and dear to me. Often taken for granted and forgotten about. Pray today for them and their families. It is not an easy life to live. They are underpaid, often unappreciated and sometimes just an after thought when in all actuallity they are the heros who have paved the path of the freedom that our country is so blessed to have.

Today will be a little quiet. David and Chandler are at a soccer tournament out of town. Carson and Cameron are plotting to make me a suprise birthday cake. I believe I overheard the main ingredient to be MUD. It will be the thought that counts plus there will be no calories to rid myself of. I do believe on Weight Watchers mud is O points. :)
Thank you Lord for creating me in my mother's womb and allowing her to give birth to me MANY years ago on this day. I pray that the rest of my years here on Earth will be glorifying to you and you alone.


Sandy said...

Happy Birthday SISTER! I love you!
Have wonderful day and we all want to see the pictures of that MUD b-day cake. I love the pictures I posted today of us - especially the one with the plaid suits - love how I'm looking at you - I did then and do now look up to you!
Love ya
sandy :)

petrii said...

HAPPY BITHDAY LINDA!! I know that we have never met in person, but it seems as though we are kindred spirits. Both love the Lord and love our families and try to live that out. I so enjoy reading your blog and I wish you many happy blessings on this your b-day.
Happy mud-cake eating :)!!!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Linda. Just heard from your Mom. Hope you have a fabulous, even though a quiet, day.
Would love to see the birthday cake
Cameron and Carson make. It will be quite a feat.
Love, Grandma

MOM said...

Happy Birthday!! I thank God everyday for you and your sisters. I remember holding you in my arms for the first time and counting your fingers and toes. You were so precious then and you are so precious now. The Lord has blessed me with children who love the Lord. The Lord uses you to encourage me and sometimes step on my toes as you share something that has convicted you. I am blessed by your blog as I know so many others are. I hope you, Carson and Cameron have a quiet day. The cake sounds yummy!!

Sheila said...

Happy Birthday Linda! Mud Cake sounds sooo yummy and only ones who can pull it off are our children. I hope you have a blessed and beautiful day!

Jill@Who Could Ask for Anything More said...

Happy Birthday, Linda! Have a wonderful day.

Kim said...

Happy Birthday Linda!!! Enjoy your SPECIAL day!!!


justabeachkat said...

Happy Birthday sweet friend! Mud cake...yum! And 0 calories too!

I hope your Memorial Day was a good one. I'm so proud to be an American. I'm thankful to all of the men and women who defend our country.

If you get a chance, stop by my blog and see the video at the end of my post. It's worth watching.


Anonymous said...

Ahhhhh... Happy Birthday & may God shower His simple blessings upon you in the year ahead!!!

Fran said...

Happy birthday!!

Hope you are still celebrating and enjoying that mud cake! ;)


Kari (GrannySkywalker) said...

Hey, there. Sandy sent me over. She said it was her beloved sister's birthday so I want to be sure and wish you HAPPY BIRTHDAY! (Even if I am a day's the story of my life. lol)


Julie said...

I hope you had a wonderful Happy Birthday!!!! What an honor to share it with Memorial Day. Please thank you family for their service to our country.

Kim said...

Happy, Happy Birthday sweet Linda! I hope you had a GREAT birthday. Hope you "enjoyed" your "mud" cake! Hugs ~ Kim