Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Happy Birthday to ME!

Early celebration on Memorial Day
Now to Him who is able to do far more than all we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever, and ever. AMEN Ephesians 3:20 ESV

That is the core of my title for my blog. And today is my birthday! I did not know a year ago that I would be Mom to some of the most beautiful children in the world! I have tears in my eyes thinking of all that was given to me in a year, truly more than we could ask or imagine, and definitely more than I deserve.

In our adoption journey, we have met some of the most beautiful people God has created, not just the children, but the parents, and the caregivers, and the workers that have enabled us to have our family. It has been some of the most inspiring journeys in my life and one for which I am truly thankful. We travelled halfway around the world for such a privilege to bring our babies home. Our family is much larger than our immediate or biological family because of this.

It'll be a quiet day, although I did find out that my husband has a surprise dinner date for just him and I-guess it's not so much of a surprise:) We are going to go get some tomato plants and other garden veggies, even though it is a bit cool!

For this day I am quieted in spirit, truly happy, knowing the forgiveness of a Great God for all my shortcomings and wrongdoings, truly and definitely in a place I don't deserve-where it is more than I can ask or imagine!

14 comments:

Maria said...

Happy birthday Gen. Beautiful, beautiful post. I hope your day is FANTASTIC!!

Jackie said...

Happy Birthday beautiful friend!! I hope you had the most fabulous day and know that you are a wonderful person and mother :)

Margaret & Tom said...

Oh Gen! Happy Birthday to you! You look just beautiful blowing out your candles. And you have 3 gorgeous helpers too. Your cake looks very yummy...I'm guessing Phoebe and Michael cooked that up...They seem to keep very busy with helping mommy out :)
Have a great rest of your day, sorry the emails must not be coming through, I really am thinking of you and will call soon.

Crazy mom said...

Happy Birthday, Gen!

Barb

Brand New Mama said...

Happy Birthday Gen! You deserve everything you have been given this past year. He wouldn't have it any other way!

Lori

Maria said...

Met your missionary friends today. They were very thankful and kindly took us over to the Metro (YAY!). Thank you so much for allowing us to help you and meet them. They were truly a blessing to us while we were here. Hope to see them again when we return for pickup!

janiece said...

Happy Birthday! And many many more. You look absolutely beautiful blowing out the candles with your incredible kids!

Scott, Kami, Miranda & Valentina said...

Happy Birthday!!! You all look great. Hope your day was great.
Blessings!!

Jamie said...

Happy, happy Birthday Gen! Isnt God great? I pray he will continue to exceed your expectations in the coming year!

Pamela said...

Oh, Gen...Happy Birthday! Even though I'm a couple of days late with this note, I read your blog today and it brought tears to my eyes.

Thanks for sharing your day with us!

Pamela

Rachel said...

Happy WAY belated birthday! How was it? What was the surprise?

Caryn said...

Happy Birthday Gen! You look so beautiful in this pic.

Hilary Marquis said...

Happy Birthday, Gen! I am sorry I am so late. I hope you two had a great date together, that alone time is precious. What an incredible year you've had. Congratulations on your first Birthday with both of you beautiful babies. God's Blessings on the year to come, my friend.

Hilary

Lisa B and Family said...

Happy Belated birthday!
What an amazing and blessed year you have had!
God is great!