Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Birthday Blessings!


Today is my birthday. Woo hoo! I am 40 + and loving every second of it!

My life is wonderful!
My husband is amazing!
My family is wonderful!
My friends are the best!


and I am blessed beyond measure!
I feel I have the fairy tale!

I have this amazing husband who never ceases to amaze me. God has given me four precious children- 3 gorgeous daughters and 1 handsome son and a great son-in-law. Of course I must add - 2 absolutely adorable grandaughters! And to add to that- I am blessed with great in-laws- all of them. I love them dearly!


But my wonderful life started with my parents. 45 years ago today in a tiny doctor's office in Tennessee (Yes, TN - gasp! The only non Razorback native in my family!), my mother gave birth to me - and if I remember correctly, my dad passed out- or almost did! :)
The "wonderfulness" of my life started with these 2 amazing parents. I am so blessed. They have served God faithfully for the entirety of my life. Their prayers have benefited me more times than I will ever know. Their faith was instilled into me- for that I am eternally grateful.

If it wasn't for their loving guidance, I would not have been blessed with my awesome husband.

If it wasn't for their faith in God, I may not know my Savior now.

How do I began to thank God for allowing me to be brought up in such a wonderful love filled home? I don't even know where to start except to say from the depths of my being, "Thank You, God!"
I am also thankful that the lady who gave birth to me, is still with me today. Mom's birthday was last Thursday. When I was born, she had just turned 20 years old. Just a baby herself, yet she was already an amazing mother who had an incredible husband at her side- my dear, wonderful dad. (In June of 2009 they will celebrate their 50th Wedding Anniversary!)


In the spring of this year, we all felt mom's time with us was growing short. I honestly did not think that I would be able to celebrate another birthday with her. Yet, God in His great mercy has given us another birthday week to celebrate together!

I am sooooo blessed and full of thanksgiving for ALL of God's goodness to me!

Blessed beyond measure and living in His extravagant grace is the theme of my life!
May you know Him as your Savior and Redeemer today!

dorinda

5 comments:

beloved Mama said...

Happy birthday! you are indeed blessed :)

Jennifer said...

Dorinda...you are truly one blessed lady! You do have the most amazing and loving parents...Bro. Charles and Ms. Lonetta are precious (besides, he's my #1 blog fan :) I'm so thankful to have been given the chance to get to know my wonderfully dear friend and her amazingly precious family.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! You're catching up with me in years...you better slow down :)~

Love you, Girl!!!

mom interceding said...

Happy Birthday, Dorinda! May God continue to bless you. Carolyn

Susan Pruitt said...

I love the picture of Pastor Rusty and the grand babies! I hope you had a great birthday, sounds like you did. Have a great rest of the week.

Susan Pruitt said...

I love the picture of Pastor Rusty and the grand babies! I hope you had a great birthday, sounds like you did. Have a great rest of the week.