God Created Me!




Today is not only the last day of January, it’s my birthday.  You’re invited to my party!  I’ve got cake, ice cream, presents, and some inspiration about getting older!  Join me for some smiles.


“Old people should not eat health food.
They need all the preservatives they can get!”
Robert Orben


“As a graduate of Zsa Zsa Gabor
School of Mathematics,
I honestly do not know how old I am.”
Erma Bombeck




Why did Mattel choose “curvy” Barbie to hit the shelves today, on my birthday?


Sookie designed a birthday card depicting me in blue skies, with the sun shining.  I look like I’m singing and the grass is very green, just sayin’.






Leave it to kids to boost our self esteem.  Hope my granddaughter will always think I’m budafull. 




The family party filled my love tank to full.  They chose my favorite: white cake with white frosting!  I know, b.o.r.i.n.g.  It’s what I like; correct me if I’m wrong, but I think white on white is still what’s really in right now.


My creative girlfriend, Kay, sent me a new mouse pad she designed.  Isn’t it cute?





I received a great gift: a makeover at the salon!  Before I drove there, I distinctly heard in my spirit that I should stop apologizing for my hair.  Christine is the stylist that was chosen for me because my family dared me to change and she is the creative one.  The girl is a kick.  I told her she can do anything she wants with my hair except color it purple or pink.  “Leave it to the professionals,” I always say.  I like it!   There are different colors in my hair, mostly warm browns and light highlights.  When I got home, Tom hated the way she styled it and told me if I wear it like that, he will shave his head.  Our men are funny that way; they like us the way we are.  That’s it.
  
I don’t think I’m the only one who wishes I had better hair, or more talent, and so on!  I think I should say what God says about me.  I think you should too!


Here’s where we get into the party groove.  As we should!  We’ve been wonderfully and fearfully made!


Let’s Make Some Declarations for a Spiritual Makeover Today!

You made me; you created me.  Now give me the sense to follow your commands.  Psalm 119:73

Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex!  Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it.  You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion, as I was woven together in the dark of the womb.  Psalm 139:14,15

How precious are your thoughts about me, O God.  They cannot be numbered.  I can’t even count them; they outnumber the grains of sand!  And when I wake up, you are still with me!  Psalm 139:17,18

We know how dearly God loves us, because he has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love.  Romans 5:5


I feel better about myself already; how about you?  God loves us.  He thinks we’re all budafull!



Comments

  1. What a wonderful birthday! Happy Belated Birthday! Even if your husband wasn't particularly happy with your style, you got to be pampered! Have a lovely day.

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    1. You're not late, sis. It's today! Yeah, Christine was floored how open to change I was for someone my age, I guess!!!! Thanks for coming to my party.

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  2. Sookie nailed it when she said her 'groggy' is 'budafull'!! You are! HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY Mary. eat as much cake as you want! All the TA DA words that God has spoken about us are the perfect reminder of how fully we can celebrate, today and every day.

    Special birthday hugs!

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    1. Thank you, Sonja, for all the birthday hugs and wishes!

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  3. You know me...I always leave a "short comment" ;) :)

    I asked my hubby if he needed to do any as I logged on again. He said, "No!" with a big laughter and a big apology!

    Long story short, I was leaving a comment on your site earlier with your last post and was just so touched with the story you shared about someone blessing a "good mom" who had a hard time with her kid... He accidentally shut down the computer and cut short my visit to my "awesome sis!"

    Anyhow...I told him just now, maybe that was meant to happen and thank God for reminding me about being "slow" to anger, because now you just posted and what a wonderful chance to greet you a Happy Happy Birthday! Your granddaughter has grown so much and is so awesome like her wonderful grandma!

    May you have Spirit-filled long and more years. Glad your heart is open to take a risk and welcome a change. Though the hubby knows "you're perfect the way you are!" Like what our good Father is saying each day about you. Take care sister Mary. Never tire (reading my long comment)...I mean, doing good!!! Love you sister in Christ. Hugs.

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    1. Thanks for coming to my party, awesome sis. Wow, have you been on my mind. Been praying! I know when the time is right, you’ll get me all caught up. In the meantime, thank you for all the nice wishes and blessings. Means sooooo much to me! Love you.

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  4. Looks like a beautiful birthday! Happy belated birthday! I love all your photos! :)

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    1. You're not late to the party - it's today! Thanks for your wishes!

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  5. Birthday blessings Mary!!!!!!
    You are just precious!
    Im so blessed to know you and have you in my life. Your cake looks delicious and hey, just sayin'...whites my favourite too! And white on white is perfect lol
    Thankyou for all the love you share and for the rich blessing you are to me and so many others.
    Love you beautiful friend xo

    All my heart,
    Deborah

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  6. Birthday blessings Mary!!!!!!
    You are just precious!
    Im so blessed to know you and have you in my life. Your cake looks delicious and hey, just sayin'...whites my favourite too! And white on white is perfect lol
    Thankyou for all the love you share and for the rich blessing you are to me and so many others.
    Love you beautiful friend xo

    All my heart,
    Deborah

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    1. I'm blessed to hang around beautiful people (like YOU) the love rubs off on me. Love and prayers, Deborah.

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  7. Happy Happy Birthday sweet lady...I love the picture of you and your granddaugther; two budaful gals.....I think we could all tell ourselves more often what God thinks of us...I hope you have been blessed beyond measure...

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  8. "When God made me He said, "Ta-Da!! I like that one! I must remember it. Happy Birthday, my friend! I happen to like white cake and white icing too. If I happen to get one made at the bakery, which I seldom do, but it will also have white roses on it. ;) Yup, I like white on white too. I really enjoyed your post. Another year of blessings to you, my friend!

    Hugs,
    Sandi

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    1. Another round of blessings sounds good to me! I loved seeing you again, Sandi!

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  9. Happy birthday!!! I hope you had a delightful day, but I think you did :)

    betty

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  10. Sookie's card beats anything I've ever seen ... what a treasure! I'm struck by how much older (and lovely!) she looks in this picture. That's a GREAT image of you two 'besties'!

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    1. Isn't she maturing fast? Seven years old, and I appreciate your sweet words over my bestie.

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  11. Happy, happy birthday, dear, sweet Mary!! May God bless you with many, many more, and may every one of them be just as happy and joy-filled as this one was, with your dear Tom and loved ones gathered around you! That little Sookie is something else, isn't she? I love her card to you! And, I am sure that your hair looks just budafull, just like you! God bless you abundantly, sweet friend. :)

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    1. Thank you for all the love, Cheryl. I am blessed.

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  12. Hi Mary! Happy Birthday Mary!! I'm so glad that you were celebrated so well. I loved the card your little one made for you, you are beautiful!
    I think my husband would have reacted the same way as yours did to a 'makeover'. I was on my way to get my hair colored, and he literally stopped me at the door. Long story short, no hair color for me!

    I'm so happy for you and your celebration. You are a wonderful reason to sing in the fields, remembering that you are God's chosen one. If that's not a reason to sing, I don't know what is!
    Many blessings on your new year :)
    Ceil

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    1. Yes, I can sing in the fields because I am chosen! Sookie got it right!!!! I like your look, Ceil, having met you in person, you are stunning.

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  13. Happy Happy Birthday!!!!! I agree with you. White cake with white icing is perfect!!!!

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    1. Ha! Let's have a white cake party now for sure!

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  14. Happy Belated Birthday! I like Sookie's card, homemade gifts and cards are the best :)

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    1. Homemade gifts are straight from the heart! Thanks, Liz.

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  15. Happy Birthday, Saleslady. And many happy returns filled with joy and good health.

    God bless you and your family.

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    1. I will receive those blessings, Victor! Thanx.

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  16. Awe sweet friend, Happy belated birthday! Looks like you had a great birthday! And yes, God did create you and every single fiber at that! He loved you so much that He did not design anyone else in the whole world like you! You are fearfully and wonderfully made by the Master Designer Himself! Now I would say that you never need to apologize for NOTHING! Ha! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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    1. That is a beautiful word for me, Cindy. Thank you!!!

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  17. Well, friend, a belated Happy Birthday! And I'd have to agree, you've never looked more budafull! As for cake, does it really matter what color it is? It's all gooood!!

    I had to laugh about your hair. My hair is long, and once I had my stylist trim a whole inch off, instead of just 1/2 an inch. My hubby noticed right away. Yes, our men like us a certain way. Should we shake up their world sometime by wearing a wig?? Naw, that would be cruel.

    Mary, you are a delight! And I love the way God made you. He made each one of us unique, for a predetermined purpose in His Kingdom. Let's embrace all that that means!!

    GOD BLESS!

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    1. So, my mischievous cohort, when should we go wig shopping? Thank you for the beautiful words spoken over me.

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  18. I stopped by for some of that no calorie Birthday cake!!! Happy Birthday, Mary. My wife's was the 23rd... I didn't know you were stubborn? Must have something to do with the month you were born... (kidding)!

    So wonderful that you're surrounded by loving family that adores you. What a blessing! Glad you're counting them.

    Oh, and the birthday hair looks good too!

    Praying blessings upon you and yours, sister. And thanks for the heart warming post.

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    1. Well, I’ll be darned. Here I thought I was just more determined than everyone else. You mean my ideas are not the best ideas?????
      Thank you for the wonderful birthday wishes. So your lady is a winter baby like me!

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  19. Happy birthday! That looks like so much fun. And I love white on white too. Actually all colours of cakes are fine except the cheese kind. A little shake-up in the hair department can give us a fresh perspective, I think! I started putting in a pink stripe in my hair last October for Breast Cancer month, and have kept it. Pretty sure I won't go all pink though...but you never can say never!

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  20. Thank you for the birthday wishes! Have a happy weekend.

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