It was a normal morning. . .Coffee was brewing at 5:30. . .
By the second cup, the SUN was beginning to raise it's sleepy head
and SHINE some LIGHT into the kitchen. . .
Light that landed on the single word "BLESSED". . .
bringing to mind that this was my special day. . .
I smiled and thought. . .
"Getting older isn't a bad thing. . .I am so BLESSED that I'm here for another birthday."
To tell the truth, I embrace the fact that I continue to have them. . .
HUMMMMM. . .I've heard those words before. . .
My DAD said those very words. . .so many times. . .
Each birthday he reflected. . .sometimes silently. . .often with stories. . .always with hugs. . .
on the BLESSINGS that had come his way. . .
RECENT BLESSINGS. . .LIFETIME BLESSINGS. . .BLESSINGS TO COME. . .
And somehow he always made us feel that his FAMILY was the GREATEST BLESSING of all. . .
So in the DAWN of another day. . .I stood and counted my BLESSINGS. . .
one by one. . .until the SUN was high in the sky. . .Remembering the lesson Daddy taught me. . .
and Thanking GOD for feeling so BLESSED in every way. . .
Thinking that maybe that's what Birthdays are all about. . .
at least for this FARMER'S DAUGHTER.
I have one more person to thank for making my day so special. . .
Cindy of Old Time Farmhouse. . .
She knows me so well. . .gifting me with the BLESSING plaque
and the absolutely perfect FARMER'S DAUGHTER pillow. . .
but most of all. . .with giving me her Sisterly LOVE. . .(We adopted each other. . .GRIN)
. . .from my farmhouse to yours. . .