Monday, May 16, 2011

birthday wish

I turned 38 today.  God personally showered me with the most glorious weather.  The birds were chirping.  The air was crisp, yet warm.  It was perfect.  I had breakfast with a precious friend and she blessed me with a few little somethin' somethin's that made me sob one second and then laugh out loud the next.   Don't you love it when people know you so well that they nail gifts.  That in itself is an art form.  Anyway it was a good day.  I feel so blessed.




With every birthday that comes I think of the obvious.  How my body and skin are changing...how time just keeps marching on.  My mom recently told me that I need to start using eye cream.  I smile with my eyes and definitely have the lines to show for it.  It didn't offend me.  She wasn't trying to criticize.  I know she's just telling me something I should be doing...taking care of myself.  Just like I would instruct my girlies to brush their teeth or put on deodorant.  The body needs maintenance and so it goes.



For Valentine's day this year Honey out did himself and gave me the best gift EVER...a spa gift certificate.  Today was the perfect day to cash it in.  As the sweet spa lady was buffing and polishing my skin...sloughing off the old dead cells and making me glow all fresh and renewed, it made me think about the Lord.  I love how He looks at our heart and the beauty that lies there.  I love that in His eyes we are not aging...that we are beautiful from the inside out. 


If anything this year I want my heart, my soul, my mind to be renewed.  That is where I feel like I'm worn and tired.  I want to radiate and sparkle from that inner place.  The place that won't ever wrinkle, sag or die.  I think the only way that happens is to find daily renewal not in lotions and potions, but in reading His word...drawing close in prayer, listening and obeying His commands.  That's what I really need.  That's what will make me really glow...some good old fashioned God time:)





Have a blessed day.


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64 comments:

  1. I absolutely think that when the inner you shines so does the rest of you! Happy, happy birthday sweet Becky. I pray restoration for you :)

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  2. happy birthday! may you be overwhelmingly blessed in your year 38!

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  3. Becky, have I ever told you how awesome I think you are?? Well I do. Think so, that is. Man, if only we lived closer. Not that we are so far apart, but you have such a good spirit!

    Happy Birthday! I love that you realize what an awesome day it was!

    Mary

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  4. This post is just beautiful, Becky...full of the sort of the inner beauty that I think you possess in spades.

    Happy Birthday, oh beautiful one!
    XO,
    Anne

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  5. I am so glad you have had a good Birthday so far... what a blessing your life is! I am so glad you are happy :) Happy Birthday!!

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  6. Amen! Happy Birthday, Becky!!! It sounds like you are having a perfectly sweet & Blessed day!

    : )

    Julie M.

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  7. Oh, happy birthday!!!!!!!!!! Glad you enjoyed your spa day. Even better, that you know the best place to get all polished up - on the inside :) (But I still need to use some eye cream, lol)

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  8. Happy Birthday lovely girl....I know so many lovely people with birthdays today (remember I told you I had a friend in Bloomington, Minnesota - she's one of them!!!)

    You DO smile with your eyes, it's just beautiful :)

    Have a lovely day xx

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  9. Happy Birthday! I just turned 40 on Friday and I too should be using eye cream....lots of lines around my eyes. A spa day sounds wonderful!!!!!

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  10. happy happy birthday to YOU!!!!! i LOVE YOU!!!!

    LOVE the previous post too!

    YOU SO TOTALLY ROCK!

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  11. Happy, happy birthday!! Sounds like your day has been wonderful!!!

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  12. I think you look like you are 18. Minus 2.
    I don't use eye cream.
    I will though.
    Because your Mama inspired me : )
    Happy Birthday Beautiful girl.

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  13. Wishing you the happiest of birthdays, dear Becky!!

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  14. this inner beauty is in h=you and it shines baby, it shines! HGappy Birthday...I am so glad I know you!

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  15. Happy Birthday, Heidi...so glad you've had a good one, so far! You deserve every bit of it! I just love your positive outlook on life...keep it coming! :)

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  16. i put on eye cream today and actually said to myself..."does this even work?" while i was putting it on :) really? does it?
    well, i think you're one hot mama...and i mean that in an outside AND inside kinda way.
    happy happy day, my sweet friend!
    xo,
    alicia

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  17. Happy, Happy Birthday sweetheart! This is a great post and your light shines my dear!!!!

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  18. happy birthday becky!!!! hope your day was as special as you are. it sounds like it has been great so far.

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  19. 38 has never looked so good!!! Happy happy birthday to you! I don't know what lines you are talking about! I'm so glad your day has been special. And amen... I'm thankful that God is concerned with our hearts bc it's too much work keeping up with the latest and greatest.

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  20. Happy Birthday, to a woman who as far as I can tell is beautiful on the inside and out already. Like the gift you received, you nailed this one. Nothing could be more true than the beauty of our hearts shining for Him.

    This post gave me chills...in a really good way. :) Have a very blessed birthday!

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  21. Happy Birthday, it sounds like you've found the perfect gift to give yourself! Congrats on the Romantic Homes spread...how exciting! And I hope you find your sign and that it leads you to the most wonderful unexpected place! That's the beauty of life, we may not know where the road will lead us, or how difficult it may be to travel, but there is always beauty in the journey!

    Kat :)

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  22. You look fabulous inside and out!
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY BECKY!

    I've not known you over 2 years, but the first thing I noticed when I did meet you and your blog was your sincere shining smile and beautiful eyes. They drew me in right along with your gifted way of communicating to us what is in that so beautiful real heart of yours. It is so evident that you have the peace and joy of the Lord living in you. That special joy makes you glow with beautiful radiance. Truly I do think this special kind of joy makes a person look younger and that look is contagious!

    Thank you for being beautiful special Y♥U!

    ♥Lee Ann

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  23. well Happy Birthday young lady !! oh to be 38 again!! your post blessed me !

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  24. Happy Happy Birthday friend! I'm so glad you enjoyed your day! Beautiful post. Inner beauty is always what the Lord is most concerned with. And I happen to think your one of the most beautiful girls I know!

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  25. Happy Birthday!

    I'm old enough to be your babysitter.

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  26. You are so beautiful inside and out. Happy happy birthday! Wishing you a wonderful year filled with sunshine and joy.

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  27. What a great treat today ~ you are a beautiful person inside and out. Happy Birthday sweet, sweet friend. xo

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  28. Happy
    Birthday.
    Age is just a number and you are beautiful.

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  29. Happy, Happy, Happy Birthday! What a lucky girl you are!

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  30. Oh, Debbie, to be 38 again, just add 20 years to it and that would be me. :o) But, you nailed it, there's no glow like the one that comes from being in God's Word and spending time with Him.

    I read this somewhere in recent days and I love it..."There's no cosmetic for beauty like happiness."

    Blessings to you for a joy filled year!

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  31. Happy, happy birthday sweet farmgirl! May all your wishes come true! There's always a lesson to learn with you... I'm so thankful God put you in my way.

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  32. I am popping over from Gg - Notes on the Journey to say thanks from the bottom of my heart for your recent support during my dad's open heart surgery. He is doing so well.

    Over 60 comments with prayers and well wishes, including yours. Such sweetness. It helped me not feel quite so alone, having recently moved to Chicago.

    Fondly,
    Glenda

    ps. the happiest of birthdays to you.

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  33. Oh Amen sista!! I'm with you all the way. I tell my girls all the time, it's so much more important how they look on the inside. What's on the inside,(Jesus) makes us glow so much brighter on the outside!!
    Happy Birthday!

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  34. my dear friend, happiest of birthdays. you bless me so much. and this post--it really spoke to me tonight, in a tearful way. love you.

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  35. Hey Sweet Beckie, wishing you a year full of inner growth. P.S. I just picked up Romantic Homes...you go girl!

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  36. Wonderful birthday blessings. I'm so glad it was a good day. :) You are just beautiful!

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  37. Happy Birthday Becky!! God did give you a wonderful day today, didn't he? What a beautiful birthday post...I hope all of your birthday wishes and prayers come true ♥

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  38. Happy Birthday Becky! I love how you smile with your eyes, it makes me smile too.

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  39. Happy, Happy Birthday! I hope you had a beautiful day...the sun was shining for you today! Love ya!

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  40. Happy Birthday Becky! I love your smile! It's so contagious that it's work every wrinkle!!

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  41. Happy birthday Becky! Hoping for renewal and restoration from the inner man to the outer!
    Kim:)

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  42. Cool I get to be the 38th comment on your 38th birthday post (unless someone else hits publish while I'm typing this!)
    Happy Birthday! Your blog is a blessing to me, and this post especially rang true. I'm turning 37 in July so I can really relate to what you wrote and I appreciate you turning my focus back to the Lord. God bless you and your family!
    Denise

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  43. Yeah, I am the 38th comment for your 38th birthday! (sorry, I am a math teacher....i notice numbers :)Happy 38th Birthday....hope your day was wonderful!

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  44. HaPpy BiRtHdaY tO yOu, hAPpy BirThDay TO YoU, haPPy bIRtHdAY dEAr BeCkY!! HaPpy BIrThdAy tO YoUUUuuuuu!!!!!!


    And a loud AMEN to your wise words!!!!!!!

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  45. PS> I totally see your big chick in that picture of your eyes!! ;)

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  46. happiest of birthdays becky!

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  47. Oh, I LOVE a scrub and a wrap. So good for the skin. I know what your mom means about the eye cream. Yep, do it. Happy Birthday.

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  48. Happy, Happy Birthday Becky! And thank you for the reminder, this was discussed in Church this past Sunday. :o)

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  49. "Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you!"

    Hope you had a fantastic birthday and here's to a year ahead full of every happiness that life has to offer!!

    The anniversary of my 29th year is coming up in a few weeks and I have the same wishes as you do my dear. My thoughts and prayers are with you friend.

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  50. Happy Day after your Birthday Beautiful lady!
    Your radiate pure joy and are a shining example of God's love. Thank you for sharing yourself with all of us and I'm so glad you took some time for yourself! Pamper yourself, love yourself, rest and relax!
    Biz
    P.S. Let us know what eye cream you start using and if you like it....I'm always on the lookout for good facial products (for a good price)

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  51. Happiest of birthdays sweet girl!!!
    How true your words are and how true He is
    to take our lives and make something beautiful from them.
    Im in my sisters hotel room while shes in a conference, and my plan was to do just that...
    get some beauty treatments..the kind that only He can give.
    As for my age (although Im aging) Ill leave that with The Lord of the Ages.
    Bless you beautiful friend xoxo

    Hugs & Kisses,
    Deborah xoxoxooxo

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  52. I'm going to punch blogger in the nose. I just left you this long comment and it timed out!

    The point was, that I'm excited for you and this journey over the next year. 38 is going to be a GOOD ONE!

    Mwah!
    Me

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  53. I love that you scooped all of the beauty and truth out of your day. I have a feeling this is going to be your glowiest year yet.

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  54. Happy Birthday! I followed a link and found your lovely blog. PS: I love Hawaii as well but have only been once for work with a few days extra tacked on at the end.

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  55. Heaping birthday
    blessings on you,
    my friend. You have
    the kind of inner
    beauty that will
    never fade but cause
    it comes from a full
    heart. Can't wait
    to celebrate in person
    this week!!!
    xx Suzanne

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  56. praying lots of expectations your way today:)
    Expect to be carried because He says He will
    Expect to be changed because He says He will
    because He loves you to much to leave you this way
    Expect grace because He IS grace...from the inside out He is producing the inward life of goodness that forms the soul...and you are so open and raw Becki He will use you to show others Him...love ya:)
    xo

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  57. Happy Birthday :) I'm sure this will be your best year yet!!

    XOXO,
    Angie from Ohio

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  58. Happy Birthday, Becky. Shucks, 38 is nothin'! You are beautiful inside and out! xo, Cheryl

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  59. Happy, happy birthday. Wishing you God's best deep down in your heart all year long! Soul beauty trumps attempts at external beauty every single time. And by the way, I love smille lines (a sign of a life well lived and a free spiriti), but I don't even see yours!

    Oh happy day!
    Linsey

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  60. glad you had a good birthday! I love the new family pics on the side. :)

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  61. Happy, HappY birthday Becky! Hope you had a wonderful day and got spoiled up right at the spa! : )

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  62. hop[e you had a fabulous day!! and i hope you find that renewal and that you sparkle all year long!
    xo

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