* I just had to add that I woke up to this! My daughter Miranda decorated the house for my birthday AND posted the sweetest letter to me on her blog! (click her name to get to her blog)
I was born 50 years ago today. Wow, that sounded weird... cuz I don't feel 50. I remember thinking that when I'm 50 years old I will have it all together. Well, I do not have it all together! But I do know the ONE who does and HE sees me as being good enough. HE views me as having value, worth and significance. HE loves me just as I am. And HE is all I need. Now if I could only remember that when I am doubting, condemning and questioning myself. I am a work in process for sure... progressing non the less.
My fondest memory of having a December birthday was bringing decorated cut-out sugar cookies for my birthday treat each year. Back then, the 13th was usually around the last day of school before Christmas break. Everyone loved my artistically decorated Christmas cookies! I was a big hit with classmates and teachers.
Here's my favorite newborn picture... my Mom looking so Donna Reed and Loretta Young... my sisters Kathy and Ginny 15 months apart, my brother Gary and I 14 months apart... and my Dad looking handsome and stoic. He would welcome a son Ronnie 21 months later and Kevin 11 years after Ronnie thus balancing out the family!