Yesterday, I celebrated 39 years of life. Sadly, I was also wrapping up a session with Mr. Malaria. Feeling under the weather on a birthday isn't much fun, but my family sure did make the best of it! The girls made two cakes after church...one gluten free one for me and one regular one for everyone else. (I know, sometimes I suffer so much being the only gluten free person in the family...an entire chocolate cake just for me....haha!) And our new team mate, Connie, was so sweet to get everything ready for lunch for all of us, so I could just sit and rest. My family blessed me with many gifts...I think they have my affection for coffee and tea all figured out because I got a travel mug from Cafe' Java, another coffee mug, and a pretty nifty drinking jar that sits a plastic holder thing. And Benaiah, my emerging reader, blessed me with a note that said, "Hape Brsdae" that he wrote "all by myself, mama!" :D I also had a lovely chat with my parents back home and lots of sweet emails and facebook notes from dear friends. And Denise found a huge confetti gun in town that she exploded into the air after I blew out the 24 candles on my cake. (I guess when you get to the end of your American candle supply, you only have to turn 24 on your birthday! Who knew that was the secret to staying young?!)
Feeling loved and blessed today!