Saturday, June 7, 2008

Movin On Up !


Well, I just keep movin' on up, ya'll.....in age that is! Yesterday was my birthday and now at 55 I can start racking up those "Senior" discounts at the fast food places! Yea!
I am enjoying getting older...I think. ha I just feel blessed every time my birthday rolls around that God has given me one more year of life to live with my family and friends. And this is the time of the year that I am always in awe of all the wonderful.....can I say that again?.....wonderful....friends that God has brought into my life. I received phone calls, text messages, voice mails, emails, e-cards, cards in the mail and gifts from my friends and my family. I feel overwhelmed by their (your) love and kindness.
Friends! What a comfort it gives me just saying the word! Time seems to travel so swiftly in my life nowadays and with each passing year friends become more and more precious to me. I have met some of the most wonderful people who ever lived on this earth during my lifetime and I am thankful to be able to call many of them my friends.
Some of my friends are my peers...some of them are much older....some are young enough to be my children....some live nearby....some have moved to other states or countries....some I only know through emails or blogs....yet each one has contributed to making me what I am today. I try to take some little part of each of my friends' lives....whether it be a spiritual insight, a humorous story, a word of wisdom, or just the way they have of making me feel at home....and I try and put that part of my friend inside my heart and mind so that we ultimately blend our lives and can feel "at home" when we're together.
I know that friends are only with us for a limited amount of time here on earth. But we have a "friend that sticketh closer than a brother" and He is the Lord Jesus Christ. If you and I are not only friends but we're Christian friends, then we can be friends forever as we spend eternity together with the Lord.
I read a quote by an unknown author that said this: "Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay for a while and leave footprints on our heart. And we are never, ever the same."
To all my friends who may be reading this today I want to say that truly you have left footprints on my heart and I will NEVER be the same person that I was before I met you!
Thank you for being my friend!
God bless you.....
Marilyn

9 comments:

Joyful said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!

"To have a friend, you must be a friend". You are a wonderful friend, and my life has been enriched through knowing you.

Hugs,
Joy

Deborah said...

Happy Birthday Marilyn!!
This was such a sweet post about friendship. I'm blessed to have met you through our blogs.

Diane said...

Hi Marilyn,
I found your blog while looking for Mississippi blogs. I've enjoyed browsing. Happy Belated Birthday!
Diane

Leah said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Seems we are both 'June girls'. My birthday is in a few days. I hope it was very special, just like you!!

God bless you, dear friend.

Leah

lori said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Your post was really sweet.

Alene said...

Happy birthday, Marilyn. I'm a little late - oops! Hope you had a great day. You are a blessing to me. I'm priviledged to count you one of my bloggy friends.

Honest to Ya~Ya said...

Happy Birthday...sorry I'm late but I've been out of town!
Hey, with gas prices take any discounts you can get...LOL!

Hope you are having a wonderful day!☺

De'on Miller said...

Happy Birthday! You look fantastic and it's easy to see why. Friendship is so good for the soul!

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Happy Belated Birthday, Marilyn. I'm sorry I'm a bit slow in the matter. But you and your many giftings to this world should always be cause for celebration. I'm especially thankful for all the work you do at the pregnancy center. I just took a young girl from our area to our local pregnancy center for supplies.

The heart and dedication of the minimal staff here are enabling mothers across our county to bring babies into the world so that birthdays can be celebrated for a lifetime to come.

Happy New Year to you Marilyn. May God bless your life in rich and full measure as each day unfolds.

peace~elaine