Sixty-four years ago today, I was born into a family that already had four half-grown kids! But, luckily for me, bedrooms, lives and hearts were rearranged to make room for one more. I know how fortunate I am that I was wanted and loved, even though I was a surprise.
Seriously, sixty-four years have gone by so fast. And if I have any regrets they are the times I didn’t slow down and savor important moments that were only going to happen once. And, conversely, I truly treasure the times I really did “take it all in” and enjoy a special moment.
I know it’s easy for me to say and, especially if you are very young, it may be very hard for you to believe, but in some ways sixty-four years have been like the blink of an eye.
So if you would like to give me a birthday present, my sincere wish is that you remember what I have just said, and truly “stop to smell the roses” on your life’s journey. I promise you, you will never regret it. And it would be a wonderful gift for me if I felt I had helped you remember to do that.
God has blessed me in so many ways, and those of you who visit this blog are an important part of those blessings. Thank you.