Sunday, October 14, 2012

My Birthday

I am a blessed woman. I am sitting here on my bed enjoying the quiet breeze reflecting on the last 35 years. My story is long, but full of God's grace and faithfulness. I know I'm not the only one who has been given so much and been through so much, but my unique story has turned me into who I am today. I can compare myself to other women who seem to have it all, but I know they have their own trials and heartaches and victories that made them who they are. I'm posting a picture of the birthday card my mother and father gave me. It's a perfect image of my beginning. Their encouraging words brought tears and a smile because I knew they meant every word. 
You may not be able to read it but Mom's last words are BLOOM where you're planted!
If she only knew what that meant to me :)
Yours Because His


  1. Oh, Annie! What a family you have! We love all of you, but you are the firstborn of the bunch. Yes, life has not been easy, but you have great roots.