Thursday, January 24, 2013

Birthday Beginning

I have said it before and will no doubt say it again...I love beginnings and sometimes I need them more than once a day!

Tomorrow is my birthday.

Birthdays are a great time to begin again...to refocus, to reflect.  57 isn't one of the BIG birthdays, smack dab in the middle of two of the BIG ones, but not a 'five' or 'zero' birthday.

I have found myself in a bit of a season of reflection.  I have grown closer to God and closer to friends who are like family.  I have learned to love my husband even more than before...who knew that was even possible?

I am in a peaceful place.
I am in a creative place.
I am in a giving place.

Now, I am feeling a call to refocus a bit...to work out from my peaceful, creative, generous heart...to shine my light....
It is always a little bit scary and a little bit thrilling when you tell God you are ready and ask him to lead you to the work he has for you, but I think that is where I am.

I think I am ready.

This might be a fun year!

Hopefully, this post next year will be from inside our new home...ahhhhh.

10 comments:

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Happy, Happy, Happy Early Birthday, dear Donna!! You are in such a good place... it is inspiring to hear and I soooo look forward to hearing about the adventures God has in store for you this year, my friend. Sending BIG hugs and wishes for all the very best life has to offer for you this year! blessings ~ tanna

Constance said...

Happpppy Birthday, Dear Friend!!!! Love you!

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K said...

I hope you have the happiest, most precious birthday ever, baby-face. I don't know any person in the world who deserves it more. Five surprises every hour - not hard to do if you keep your heart open. Which you do. I wish I had something to send you right now. But I don't. Just my love.

Donna said...

Tanna, I will keep you posted on the adventures....so happy you want to come along side!

Donna said...

Thanks, Connie! Love you, too.

Donna said...

Kristen, you make me smile....keeping my heart open is one of my new goals....your love is gift enough today and always!

Rachel said...

Yes! Your new home!! I can't wait and am excited for you.

I hope this year is so wonderful and full of goodness and magic for you. I know that you have been such a blessing for me. God blessed me the day he introduced me to you! :D

Donna said...

Rachel, God knew we needed each other being a blessing in our life!
Here's to a year full of joy!

Melissa Plank said...

Wishing you the best! God Bless!