Wednesday, December 10, 2008


Well, ladies, today I turned 61.

It's an ol' dreary rainy day and that's about how I feel.........old and dreary.

My oldest granddaughter called from school this morning and said "Happy Birthday, MaMa. I gotta go, the two minute warning bell just rang, I'll call you later."

My dear hubby didn't even know it was my birthday until he asked who called and I told him.

Both my daughters emailed me from their jobs and said "Happy Birthday".

I think most of us will agree that we like to be remembered by our family and friends, and shown that we mean something to them.

You know, I was just thinking while I was composing this post and feeling all down and depressed. I wonder how Jesus feels when His people don't have more than just maybe a casual thought about what Christmas really means. It is a day set aside to acknowledge His birth and the purpose of His birth. Christmas has become just a "holiday" for most people to celebrate in any way they please, except the right way. More attention is placed on Santa Claus than Jesus. We, as Christians, should focus on the true meaning of this special "holiday". We show our love to others by our giving, but let's not forget to show our children and loved ones what Jesus gave for us.

I am truly thankful that God sent His Son to die for my sins. I am so thankful that His Holy Spirit drew me to Him and caused me to realize that I needed to be saved. I received Jesus into my life over 32 years ago and He is still with me. Praise His Name!

I feel better now.


Vera said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SHIRLEY!!! I like your post, thats what it's all about. Merry CHRISTmas. Love you.

Janet, said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SISTER! Liked your post, also. Gettin older isn't so bad, it beats the alternative.

Becky said...

Happy Birthday, Shirley!!!
May there be many more!
And your story about Jesus is so true. Every year I read The Night Before Christmas to my son.
I think this year I'll read the story of Jesus, too!

Linda said...

Happy Birthday!! I enjoyed reading your post and agree the importance of teaching children the real meaning of Christmas.

Your Christmas decorations are beautiful. I've been busy these past few days decorating my home.

Denise said...

Happy Birthday Shirley!!!!! 61 is sooooooooooo very YOUNG........ I will be 62 in March ! Time to live and teach and pray and reach others for Christ....We have been through the fire and we stand on the other side without the smell of smoke and we now can look back at that furnace and tell others of how HE saves and keeps those that HE loved and saved..... Smile,,,,, years is just time....... and where HE lives there is no time...

Shanda said...

Happy Birthday Shirley and thank you for leaving me comments while we were on our trip. My hubby really got into the blogging thing and was really excited to see the comments. I hope you had a wonderful birthday and you aren't old you are still just a pup with a lot of zing.

God Bless,

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