Today I celebrate my 46th birthday. It seems hard to believe how quickly the years have passed. 41 years ago, I asked Jesus into my heart to rule. He has led me on an incredible journey since then. I've never regretted this decision for one moment. God is my strength and my shield. Never has that been more evident in my life, than the past several months. Don't get me wrong, He is always these things, but I've experienced it on a much deeper level recently. I'm so thankful that He never leaves me or abandons me. Christ is here with me, always.
So today as I'm celebrating my birthday, I'm also thankful for different things in my life. I'm so thankful for my dear husband. We've been married for over 23 years. Our sons are 20 and 17, and have blessed us in so many ways. I'm thankful for the opportunity to homeschool, having just completed my 15th year, with one remaining. I'm blessed by family and dear friends who have been so precious to me.
I could go on and on with a list of my many blessings. Above everything else in my life, I'm thankful that God chose me and loves me. He is the reason I can celebrate today.