I woke up this morning a little emotional yet full of gratitude.
It's my birthday. I get to be 39💗🙏😊
I have never been one to tell people that it's my birthday. Today I want to shout it from the rooftops!
After being diagnosed with stage 3/4a cancer back in January, I realize that another birthday is a gift. I am post treatment and doing well, yet I know that cancer in general, and my type, adenoid cystic carcinoma, specifically, leave you unsure if you will get a reoccurrence and how many birthdays you really have left.
The reality is, tomorrow is never promised cancer or not.
Today is a gift, not just because it's my birthday, but because I am here to live this day with those I love. Today is truly a treasure.
God's gift to me is my life, and this day.
My gift to God is what I do with them.
I pray I use everyday I am given to do two things, to love God and to love others as God loves me, unconditionally.
I am so grateful for this day and for the loved ones I get to spend it with.
Whether it's your birthday or not, today is a gift God has given to you too. I invite you to join me to...
Pause. Breathe. Pray.
And let what we do with this day be a gift to God as a thank you for the gift of this day, and this life, we have been given.
With gratitude and love,
"Love God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind; and, Love your neighbor as yourself." - Luke 10:27