Sunday, November 29, 2009

The 11th Anniversary of my 39th Birthday!

This is the second of three posts today. I hope you'll scroll down to see the first titled "Joy of Giving" for the Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge after you finish here.

Hello my friends! If you are reading this on Sunday, November 29th, then I'm celebrating the 11th anniversary of my 39th birthday! I'm not feeling too badly about turning (gulp) 50, probably because most of my friends (and my husband) are older than me, so I feel like the "baby." I love reminding them on their birthdays that they should always remember that no matter how old they get, I'll always be younger!

Truthfully, though, I've come to the realization that time is indeed passing. Even if I'm lucky enough to have just recently passed the half-way point of my life, I don't have endless amounts of time left in this life on earth. I've resolved to make some changes so that the quality of my life is better, and to do the things I really want to do, not put them off for another day that may never come. That includes getting rid of a lot of negative emotional baggage I've been carrying around for too long. You've gotta have a plan peeps, and I have one! I've asked God to guide me and be with me in all things. He knows the desires of my heart most of all. With Him as my compass, I cannot fail!

I also happen to be blessed with the most amazing friends and family who truly make me feel like the Queen on my birthday! I've received many birthday cards and gifts from friends I've made over this past year through blog land, and I can't tell you how uplifted and loved I feel! Take a look at this beauties and you'll see why:


From Kathy Winter

From Kim Yu

From Kristine Breach

From Michelle Yungbauer

Aren't these gorgeous? Am I lucky or what? These ladies bless and inspire me every day.

Hugs and love to each of you, with a tall heaping of gratitude,

22 comments:

Jessie said...

Happy birthday!

Connie M. said...

Happy Birthday, Lisa!! Looks like we are birthday buddies, because it is my b-day today too!! I hope you have a blessed day today!! Hugs!!

Patti J said...

Lisa, Happy Birthday! Gosh, girl - you ARE still a sweet young thing! And I don't know of one single negative thought in your head or heart, ever! I hope that your day is as wonderful as you are and that God continues to so richly bless you! Have a great day! Big hugs!

Candace said...

These are all GORGEOUS!!! Happy Birthday to you! You are so sweet, kind, and I can tell you have the spirit of Christ in you. I'm so glad God placed you in my life! :)

Laurie said...

Happy Birthday, Lisa! I hope you have a wonderful day. Hugs, Laurie

Kathy Winter said...

Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday sweet dear Lisa, Happy Birthday to you!!!

Kristine said...

Lisa, you are a huge blessing in my life and never forget that! As we age life does seem to go faster and faster and it's too short for nagativity that we ALL harbor from time to time. I am encouraged and inspired by your goal and I pray the same for myself. Time to get out of unhappy situations for sure. Love you and I hope you have THE BEST DAY EVER!! Btw... your SSCC sisters have a surprise for you!! :)
Hugs!!

peggysue said...

Happy birthday girl!!!! I can't tell you how nice it is to wish a happy birthday to someone who has become a new friend just this year. Fifty is nifty, remember that! And I tried and tried to get through to Donny for you for him to give you a quick call, but with his recent win on DWTS he's in great demand at the moment. I hear you are at Disney today, I really hope the weather cooperates and that you have fun! Good for you for making some positive life changes, would be interested to know what those are when you get a chance. Hugs and smooches!

peggysue said...

I forgot to say my youngest, this is her 'gotcha day' so it is the day we use to celebrate as her birthday and I told her I knew a lady whose birthday was the same day and who also was adopted, she thinks that's kind of cool!

Elena said...

Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday Dear Lisa,
Happy Birthday to you!
May your day be wonderful as you are, and full of wonderful surprises!
Sending you my hugs and best wishes,
Elena

NinaB said...

HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, my dear friend! What a joy it has been to get to know you. I am so looking forward to meeting you, Lord-willing, next summer! I hope you have a blessed day, thanking Christ who is the giver of all good gifts.

Hugs,
Nina

Kim Y. said...

Happy Birthday, Lisa! I am so glad we met in blogland and in person! You are such a nice, humorous, fun person! Hope you have a great one! Enjoy your special day, my friend!

Shelly said...

What gorgeous cards!!! No wonder you feel like a queen today. :)

Lori said...

You have very talented friends! See my comment on first post for more.

Natalie said...

How sweet of your friends and what beautiful cards! All of the comments today just show how much you are thought of and what a wonderful testimony, you are blessed indeed!

Maureen said...

What a lovely post Lisa and here's hoping you have the best 50th birthday ever!!

Randi said...

Ha! Lisa, your blog title is too funny! These are all gorgeous birthday cards you received!! Happy belated birthday!! I hope it was a fabulous one!!!

Alice Wertz said...

Happy belated birthday Lisa!!! Hope your everyday is as wonderful as your birthday!!

Lori said...

I am so glad that we went through hoops to get me hooked up to you on my email. I have never regretted it for a minute. You are so talented and then you are so willing to lend a HUGE hand in helping me to be able to do some of the techniques you use. I have also joined the Stampers in Christ thru you and gotten sooo much from those members also. Have the Happiest of Birthdays!!! Anybody who loves cats is #1 in my book. Lori p.s. I love the papers and the hodge podge stamps. and thank you so much for all of the extra help you have extended to me.

Stamp and Smile said...

WOW Lisa... no wonder you feel like a queen for your birthday... and who is counting the years! He, He... Just make each day like it's your last! And I can see you doing that... as talented as you make cards you sure can be creative in your day to day life!

I'm so honored to have my card posted on your blog... and such fantastic cards from many sweet friends! I'm catching up on e-mails and blogging tonight. Thanks for the e-mail!! :)

Cassie said...

happy birthday lisa!
i was so inspired and touched by your message in today's post about God leading you. He does know the desires of our heart better than even we do at times. And His plan is so perfect for us. I know that He has an awesome one for you!
Thanks for sharing today and blessing me!

Debbie Pamment said...

Am feeling honoured to have my card posted with these other beauties!!! Look at all the loveliness you've inspired dear friend!
mwah mwah