Tomorrow is August 15th, my birthday.
Funny, I remember how much fun we had last year on this day. I blogged about it here.
We were offered a stay-cation from the people over at Loews Regency at their hotel, which we LOVED....thank God, because we needed the rest. We were even allowed to bring our boxer Darla (miss her), she was happy & so well-behaved during our stay. Last year around the same time, we also started our adoption process. Mostly on faith, we went for it...not having all the funds quite yet, but believing that God would provide when the time came to hold our child. God is fascinating, because he gives us hope & that hope leads us to our future.
Just like in Jeremiah 29:11 - "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
Today, I sit here in awe of the changes in my life this year. This birthday is one I'll always remember ....because it is the first birthday I get to hold this little boy, our son. My husband & I are so grateful. So many birthdays went by where I prayed & blew out candles wishing for a child...and tomorrow my only wish will be that Noah would LOVE us as much as WE LOVE HIM. For the big day, my husband has planned a few things, and as some of you may know - he's a complete charmer when he tries to impress me. Don't believe me? Here's what he did last year. Getting gifts is nice - but knowing that you have LOVE, is best gift ever.
I keep wondering what the rest of my birthdays will hold for me. If you ask me right now, I'd love to
- travel more by road (not fond of flying)
- continue to work on my marriage (keeping it strong)
- get involved more with helping others in some way
- maybe write a book & tell my story, inspire others
- paint more
- keep working out & staying healthy
- raise my son in a Godly way
"We can make our plans, but the Lord determines our steps." - Proverbs 16:9 - so we shall see.
Have a great weekend everyone!
-post by jen ramos