To a lot of us, 40 years of age seems somehow “old” if you want to put it that way. But to me, Daddy isn’t old even if he is 40 now. True, he’s 24 years older than me, but he’s always been that anyway. And the saying I discovered on this trip describes it well:
Birthdays are good for you. The more you have, the longer you live.
Thank you Daddy for being our provider. Providing, not only the essential physical needs, but also the more essential spiritual ones. Thank you for being willing to be different and passing that on to your children. I realize that that is a needful virtue these days. As Christians in this world, but also in the world of Christendom where those who live according to the Bible and the conviction of the Holy Spirit are bound to be different.
Thank you for sacrificing your comforts for the happiness of others, especially your family. i.e. Spending your birthday in a van whose occupants aren’t in total agreement (or at least not in the best frame of mind) after a number of hours of traveling.
A personal thank you for doing your best to enable me to attend the program on Sunday. I know you would have enjoyed spending more time with friends and relatives and yet you sacrifice that so that I can be part of the program. (For those of you in the area, you are invited to the Cherry Coulee Gym in Bow Island at 4:00 Sunday afternoon for a Christmas program by the Tween Valley Youth.)
May God bless you with another happy and fulfilled year (or another 40?)
Yesenia, for the rest.
P.S. I hope to add pictures once I have better internet.