Happy Birthday to Me!
by Sarah Dart
A “happy birthday to me!” message for the kids.
Today, April 26th, is MY birthday! And it is a very monumental day. Did you know, I have NEVER been this old before??!! That makes today a pretty special day, at least for me. But because I’m getting older, I might have to start thinking about some things…like…wrinkles, gray hair, creaky bones, achy joints…you know, old people stuff. To tell you the truth, I’ve already been thinking about that! I use anti-aging lotion on my face morning and night. I will color my hair if too much gray starts to show. I take calcium for strong bones, and Ibuprofen pain reliever is a dear friend of mine. I know all that might surprise you…LOL…but it is the truth.
But really, getting older isn’t all that bad. In fact, a song we sing at church should be the birthday theme song.
Sweeter as the years go by, Sweeter as the years go by;
Richer, fuller, deeper, Jesus love is sweeter,
Sweeter as the years go by. (Rondel Lee, I bet you were singing along.)
So today, celebrating a day when I have never been this old before, I will rejoice in Jesus’ love that is “sweeter as the years go by”! For me, that is pretty sweet because A LOT of years have gone by! And I’m just going to let you know…when I blow out my birthday candles, I am wishing for a cure and a vaccine to Covid 19! That would be sweet too! But, in case my wish isn’t granted, I will continue to pray for the cure and vaccine. I know you will too.
Thank you, God! And thank you Mom and Dad (since it is my birthday)!