of blessing


So far as I’m aware, I’ve not been one of those girls to get a “birthday week.” I’m usually just a birthday-day sort of self-celebrator. Yesterday marked the first day of my last year in my twenties, and I plan to spend it well. It certainly did start off as pleasantly as possible with my hilariously spoiled time with Brooke, and then Colin and Leslie watched all three of the boys while Seth and I got a weekend getaway. Friends don’t come any better than the ones willing to wake up at 5:30 in the morning in your place. Our weekend was amazing. I won the eating contest again, got to visit some friends who are half wonderful and half amazing, and we visited the Philbrook Museum of Art and cried over this painting
There were phone calls, a few birthday songs, and some sweet cards, and all this after I had told myself to not be sad if no one remembers. Last night Nicole called me and shared something about finding our satisfaction in the Lord. I can’t get over it.
And to top it all off, I got a package this morning. Once I pried back the tape, I got tickled at the perfect book the hamster sent to Seth, and then I immediately recognized a first edition copy of Pilgrim at Tinker Creek – for me! I squealed and whirled around. No kidding. Inside was a card, filled to the brim with encouragement and blessing. I’ve said this before, and I’ll say it here: I’ve never known anyone to use the word “blessing” how he does, in genuine repetition and in soul-connected intercession. Thank you, kind new friend of our family. We love you and the people who love you. Blessings, Blessings, and  books and tasty food and beverages, children, brothers, teachers, understanding, wisdom, a gorgeous journey, and a long, long time loving your beautiful Latonya. 

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12 Comments

Seth
Reply August 11, 2008

Grrr. That should say posted by Amber. I guess that's obvious.

doe dee doe

Seth
Reply August 11, 2008

Grrr. again. Why do I always have to be Seth? I like being Amber - who is married to Seth.

Schell
Reply August 11, 2008

Happy Birthday Girl! Sorry I missed your Joyous day, but sounds like you are enjoying the last year in your 20"s. Don't worry the big 30 isn't that bad!
I LOVE YOU TONS AND TONS!!!
<3

Paul Gower
Reply August 11, 2008

Happy birthday! I'm a terrible brother-in-law. =(

I forgot to call you with us traveling and such...also I totally enjoyed the birthday song from you and your boys...it truly made my day last week!!! =)

-Paul

Kara
Reply August 11, 2008

happy birthday dear friend. i, too said goodbye to my twenties this year...ick. so glad you were born and in my life.

Craig and Cindy
Reply August 12, 2008

Happy Birthday! Glad you guys came... :)

Cindy

The Baker
Reply August 12, 2008

we missed that day as well.
we're in the doghouse.
i'm glad your trip went well.
i'm glad you cry over art.
i'm glad kevin is your friend.
you are blessed.

Nicole
Reply August 12, 2008

Ohhh a first edition copy of Dillard! How lovely!

Amber
Reply August 12, 2008

You peoples are gooder than snuff.

Baker, you'd have to try pretty hard for me to put you in a doghouse. I don't know when your birphday is either - so we're even, and the beauty is that I wasn't expecting folks to remember at all, especially because I am not super good at remembering other's birphdays.

We miss y'all real bad, boss.

the hamster
Reply August 12, 2008

my birthday is september 28. i'm accepting checks or cash for some new ink work.

the hamster
Reply August 12, 2008

glad you liked the books.

Joy Hui Lin
Reply August 13, 2008

happy birthday, darling!

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