Each day I pray that God will reveal Himself to me each day, make me aware of my blessings, and remember to give Him the glory for them. Well, on this particular day, not only did God answer that prayer, He spelled in out for my in sky writing...making sure I did not miss a thing!
I turned 35 this year. Age is not something that really bothers me, but this year I realized I am officially as close to 40 as I am to 30. I can honestly say that fact spooks me a little, but I got over it. Maybe this is why I keep running, unconsciously thinking that I can run the years off...kind of like Ferris Bueller thinking he can reverse the miles off the car he ends up killing!
This birthday was filled with so many blessings...my cup runneth over! For my birthday, we were going to be in Amarillo. My sweet husband secretly contacted my dear friend to organize a surprise dinner for me. Josh e-mailed Janelle we were coming and to ask her if she would contacting some of my other dear teacher friends for a dinner out. Well, that was all it took! Being the amazing hostess that she is, Janelle offered to have a dinner at her house. She contacted some of my very favorite people in the whole wide world, planned a delicious menu (beef tenderloin, baked potatoes with a toppings buffet, cheese bread, a very yummy salad, and homemade creme brulee), and set us all up in fashion at her gorgeous home!
It was a night I will never forget. There were 5 couples. Let me introduce you to the girls! Carey and I were teammates at Westover (the first school I taught at in Amarillo). She now stays home with her 2 girls. Elizabeth and I were teammates at Greenways (the new school I went to in Amarillo after Westover). She now lives in Lubbock with her family. They drove up and stayed in a hotel just to come play with us for the evening! Janelle and I taught math together at Greenways. She has some new, exciting opportunities in her future. Lisa and I taught math together at Greenways. She and her husband just adopted 2 beautiful children! Life has moved us to new and different places then we were originally in when we all met, but these are AMAZING women who have each blessed me and touched my heart. I love I get to call them friends.
All of this was a gift from my wonderful husband. He sure out did himself. It was priceless! Thank you to all of you for making my birthday on I will truly treasure.