Thursday, May 12, 2011

May 12th-My Birthday-Different

As you know, this was the first Mother's Day without my Mom.  Her (90th) birthday was Tues. & today is 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:

Happy Definition



–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.

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