The Cheesecake Factory is a favorite of mine! My husband and oldest daughter picked me up at the Phoenix Airport today at Noon...just in time to celebrate my birthday lunch at the Cheesecake Factory. Yes, I left room for dessert...the cheesecake with the red velvet cake in the middle! You bet! We all shared my piece. Get this: when I was in San Diego yesterday, my youngest daughter and I had lunch also at The Cheesecake Factory! Two days in a row!
Thank you my online friends and family who sent emails or left messages for me this week. I loved your birthday wishes and loving thoughts and prayers. Oh, how I wish I could scoop you all up and have cheesecake together!
Last week when I was in San Diego I went out to breakfast with Carrie, Susanna and the neighbor next door, Daisy. She, also, was celebrating her birthday! At 92, She's become a very special friend to us and we joked about the large gap in all of our ages and here we were, partying together at IHOP! It does make me ponder though as I grow older what I cherish in life. What is it that you cherish the older you get? I think for me it is God's Word. I hope I don't sound super spiritual, but His Word never gets old, never loses its excitement for me and always encourages me. Do you have a signature scripture? I'll leave you with mine and may it bless you and uplift you today:
So do not fear, for I am with you;
do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.