As you know, this was the first Mother's Day without my Mom. Her (90th) birthday was Tues. & today is my birthday....my first one in 52 years without her. It's been a rough week so far to say the least.
Mother's Day at church was so very hard, because there were at least 7 of us who have lost our Moms in the past year, but I put on a happy face & got through it, because the kids needed me to. My bitter sweetness of the day was not lost on my youngest daughter....that girl is so in tune with me & my emotions & my spirit. Much like my Mom & I were. Then, Mom's birthday came & went, all was subdued.
Now, today, is my birthday....yes, I indulged in some melancholy & self-pity this morning & stayed late in bed until I thought that I could cope with the day. Stinkin' thinkin' aside, I knew that my Mom would want me to get up & embrace the day. So, I thought & I prayed & I thought & I prayed some more.....then, I remembered that whenever my Mom was over here, she would always say, "You guys are so blessed."
I felt like the Lord was telling to get up, "This is the day that I have made.....your birthday...get up & rejoice in it" Yes, I paraphrased. And...I thought to myself, "Lord. how can I be "Happy" today? Especially today?"
I felt like the Lord told me to look this up:
–adjective, -pi·er, -pi·est.
delighted, pleased, or glad, as over a particular thing: to be happy to see a person.
characterized by or indicative of pleasure, contentment, or joy: a happy mood; a happy frame of mind.
favored by fortune; fortunate or lucky: a happy,
The Greek word for ‘Blessed’ is ‘Makarioi’ which means ‘happy, supremely blessed, and fortunate’.
So my Mom is right....again...I am blessed....supremely blessed.