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.

Isaiah 41:10


  1. Happy Birthday dear, love you.

  2. I'm so glad you enjoyed your special day as well as Daisy. Happy Birthday dear friend. Love you.

  3. Yay! Happy Birthday sister Mary! So glad to hear from you and I'm glad you got to go to Cheesecake Factory 2x!

    I don't think you sounded super spiritual. I think it's your heart overflowing with God's everlasting kindness.

    I love Proverbs 3:5,6 for me. And He put it in my heart not to overindulge with sweets lately and give up my Starbucks Mocha. Boy! I'm glad I trusted Him because I've been good for 2 weeks and I feel 6 pounds lighter and my wallet seems to be heavier! :)

    Have a good night sister. Praying for the Lord to bless you more and more and that grant you many, many more years to come so you can have not "2" but many, many trips to Cheesecake Factory!!! Take care and love to you.

  4. Oh, I'm soooo sorry I didn't realize it was your Own Special Day 'til now. Soooo gladdened to "see" your smile in print. Cheesecake Factory is one of my own favorites. May your "New Year" bring unexpected (and much deserved) joy!


  5. Happy Birthday, Dear! I don't believe we have a Cheesecake Factory around here. But is sounds delicious. I love your scripture verse.

  6. Oh my precious, smiling, happy faced friend...Can't you tell I'm so excited to hear from you here?

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!! And I so love cheesecake. My eyes are shut now, deep breath and salivating for a piece right now. LOL

    I love you Mary and I've missed you here. So glad you had a wonderful birthday and my prayers are always with you.

    {{{Big, Big Hugs}}}

  7. HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY Birthday!!!
    Hugs, andrea

  8. I'm so glad you enjoyed your special day. I love getting together with people of different ages.

    It's interesting because the verse in Isaiah you wrote out is right in front of my computer laminated. I need that verse frequently.

    Love you,

  9. I am so glad to hear that you had a wonderful birthday Mary. Cheesecake factory is not some place that I get to go to often. I have only been there twice. I loved it though.

  10. I'm so glad you had a wonderful day! Cheesecake Factory is the best. It's a good thing there's not one near me.

    Blessings, my friend.

  11. Belated Happy Birthday Mary!!! And Cheesecake Factory two times.....Amen, Glory Hallelujah!!!

    I'm with you on the same wonderful scripture but from the Message translation....this is the one He stirred within my heart to anchor upon for 2010.....
    Don't panic. I am with you. There's no need to fear for I'm your God. I'll give you strength. I'll help you. I'll hold you steady, keep a firm grip on you. Isaiah 41:10 Msg

    So happy to hear that you had a wonderful visit with Carrie and Susanna!!!

    Praying for you and yours!!

    Hugs and Sweet Blessings!

  12. Family, friends and health. I am so grateful to have a bundle of each.

    Happy Birthday, and many blessings,


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