Today is June 3. For me that date has no real significance. I know for others there may be great memories on this day, or perhaps some not so great memories.
Today is the 18th birthday of a very special young woman, Jillian Blair--you are a beautiful, talented, energetic woman. You love the Lord, your family and you have an amazing future ahead of you. I have no claim to you, other than I have known you for many years, and have loved you for the sweet young woman you are. You are the daughter of my dear friend, Lisa. Thank you for all of the warm wonderful hugs you have shared with me each and every time we see each other. They have a special place in my heart.
Today, for some reason I am feeling tears very close to the surface. As I said before there is no reason that I can think of for this. Perhaps I am overwhelmed with all that God has given me. My heart is full and so is my mind. I have so many things that need to be done. I need to continue to take a step forward even though I am not quite sure where I am headed. God has seen fit to bring "old" friends back into my life. All I can think of is the scripture in Esther 4:14 where it talks about "for such a time as this."
Possibly I am feeling blessed. For old friendships, for new friendships (Bonnie and Roger, Debbie, Marlene, Janette, AWSA friends) for new opportunities with hopeful connections.
So why am I feeling so close to tears? I am not real sure. So maybe I will do what needs done and simply be grateful for all that God has and is doing. If I shed a tear, God will keep it. Psalm 56:8 God has a special plan for it.
Thanks for taking the time to read, and perhaps for saying a prayer or two.