Tuesday, June 10, 2008

A humbled heart


A number seemingly insignificant. The big ones are usually 16, 21, 30, 40, 50, etc. But for me 25 was really significant. I'm not sure what it is about my birthday but I love this day. Not in a way that I get to celebrate me, but I am so humbled by the overwhelming communication received.

Even if some are just simply facebook wall posts... someone took the time to see it was my birthday, go to my page, and wish me a happy birthday. 25- seemingly no big deal.

Today was beautiful in so many ways. Starting at 8am the text messages starting rolling in. I received phone calls pretty steadily throughout the day and tonight was dinner with my family. When I got back from our seminar this morning, that MediaSauce was hosting, my mom dropped off the most beautiful flowers! Filled with Lillys and roses... making my office smell lovely. Ahhh...

Then, I went out to lunch to my favorite (When Eddie Met Salad), then Dunkin' Donuts iced coffee, then work. Then at work they surprised me with a card signed by all and a cake- in which they gathered up the troops and they all sang "Happy Birthday" to me. It just meant a lot to me - that a few people went out of their way to make this day so special to me.

At dinner my family surprised me with a restaurant I had never been before- and they had sweet potato fries. wowza. They were good! And then the gifts...I won't go into it, but I feel undeserving and thankful. Laura pleaded with me that I not feel guilty; that the gifts are an expression of their love for me. Well I feel loved!

When I got home tonight there was a gift in the mail from my friend Ashley- out in CA. It is her favorite classic novel and I can't wait to dive into it.

So many kind words today. So many humbling moments. I just want to give glory to God for such a tremendous day. I love Him so much, and as asked, I will give as I have received. May this be the desire and action of my heart. As He allows me to receive good gifts, may He equip me with the same heart to give.

So I wanted to thank you. I'm sure in some way you played a part. Thank you for the cards, the calls, the gifts, the texts, and yes even the facebook messages and wall posts. They all meant the world to me. On this one day, God has given me a tiny glimpse of how much He loves me. I pray that we will all get to feel this at some point in our lives. You gave me a bigger gift than I could've asked for- I felt loved. It wasn't about money, cakes, or food. You rallied around me. You wished me a happy birthday. You were glad I, little 'ol me, was born. Thank you. Thank you for loving me so well.

From the whole of my heart,