Wednesday, March 23, 2011

{My Days are Orchestrated By a Master Planner}

Clayton says, "But Mom we dont have enough candles." 
"It's okay, son. We have plenty enough", I said.
My thoughts on getting older. . .I don't mind it.  Really.  It doesn't bother me.
  Fading youth is not a bad thing to me.
Wisdom comes with age. . . and I was a really dumb teenager.
And to be completely honest, I was still pretty dumb in my early 20's too.

 I still am not the sharpest tool in the shed, but. . .
I don't have to have the last word.
I cherish people.
I know when to keep my mouth shut (and hope by the time I am 40 I can actually do it).
I laugh alot more than I fight or cry.
I do my best to make wise choices.
I now know my Momma was right about alot of things.
I rely on God to meet my needs. . .not man.
I love to listen.
I love to talk (and hope by the time I am 40 I will listen more than I talk).
I enjoy the birds, green grass, and trees.
I know when to walk away, even if it hurts. . . as long as its right.
Doing right is more important to me than being popular or even liked.
I dont mind being alone. I like being alone.
I like hard work.
I appreciate food on the table, and understand what it takes to put it there.
I like my big hands, and the way they are starting to wrinkle.
I enjoy music. Even Classical.
I adore my family.
I cherish each moment. Every Minute. Every Second.

O' the awe of youth,  I am in no way trying to hang on to it.
And if they bottled it, I wouldn't buy it.
This world is not my home.
And my days are numbered.
Orchestrated, actually.
By a Master Planner.
With a Master Plan.
if I am 34 or 74, I will be thankful.
And I will be ready. . . to go home.
For I now know what it means to "live eternally".
and for that, I am eternally grateful.

Happy Birthday to me.
Thank you God for another year.


Jessica S. said...

Happy (day late) Birthday sweet friend. I love this, it made me shed a tear =). I love you and love that this is who you are. What a sweet sweet example you are.

Rachel said...

I love you. I'm glad you are my friend :)

SheWolf said...

Love your words. Priceless! Hope you had a wonderful birthday! You are an awesome girl, friend, and mom! Glad I am able to call you friend!! :)