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It was a lovely surprise that the children conspired, with Stephen, to appear suddenly at nearly 2 am on Saturday morning. There was a flurry of messages going on between them without my knowledge. Certainly a well-kept secret because I was totally taken aback when they arrived.
I was not at all in a celebratory mood. I hardly ever make a fuss over my birthday. It's just another day for me. This year I did find my thoughts drifting to my dad who died at the age of 57. And now I'm his age! He seemed so much older than I feel now.
But the kids always bring a buzz with them. Their youth and zest for life is catching. For this reason alone, I did feel thankful and blessed that they came. As I commented to a friend, "money cannot buy" the presence of my nearest and dearest. It's a present in and of itself.
As the day comes to an end, it's wonderful to just breathe in the moment and remember that life is to be lived.
I will go to bed tonight thinking of this bible verse as I begin my 57th year around the sun!
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