Thursday, July 12, 2007

Thanks so much!

O God, You have taught me from my youth; And to this day I declare Your wondrous works. Now also when I am old and grayheaded, O God, do not forsake me, Until I declare Your strength to this generation, Your power to everyone who is to come. Psalm 71:17-18

A special thank you for all of you who were kind enough to "sign" my hubby's birthday card! Such sweet sentiments! Such godly thoughts that I'm sure he'll treasure always! I am about to print out the comments page and put it into the card to give him later on today when the mail comes with more from other folks. I'll stick this one in with the others and watch his confused face when he opens it!!:) As he reads it, my plans are to tell him about each person who signed and I want to ask him to pray for each one as we have family devotions tonight.

I know the summer is slow and there may be a few cyberspace folks who haven't been by of late, but to those of you who did come, I am so grateful. Some who signed I know personally, but most I do not, even though I do have a feeling of "knowing" you. You are more "flowers of friendship" that I've gathered along my journey and they are adorning the table of my heart today.

On Saturday, we have planned a special dinner with immediate and extended family and last week, at the fourth of July picnic, our church family surprised us with a three day "getaway" for this coming fall in honor of the birthday. And I cannot tell you how much it means to him to read the many loving thoughts and wishes pouring in from the friendship bouquets that have been his as years have been added, flowers no longer buds, but still blooming. A couple of weeks ago, he got a little teary thinking about all the relatives and friends that have gone, so I think the card shower has revived him a bit.

Anyway, I would say that he is having an extended celebration as he reaches his threescore and ten!!! Praise God from whom all blessings flow!

(I'll probably come back and comment this evening to let you know what his reaction was.)



I hope you all have a wonderful time and we will pray for you all as we have our devotion time tonight. connie

A Note From Theresa said...

It was fun to help, I hope his birthday was a good one.

Beka said...

How very sweet. I hope his birthday was wonderful and that you all have a blessed time on Saturday!
Much love to you all!

Maxine said...

Well, he got the card, with the wishes of you bloggers inside, and stared at it for about a minute before chuckling in recognition of what was happening. He read each and every one's wishes, was "tickled" and blessed by them. He says "thanks" to all! We just finished our family time and prayed for you! (I think now I'm going to have to let him in on more of what's going on around here.)
This was as much of a blessing for me as it was for him! Take care all--hope I can make a regular post soon!

Terry said...

Oh Maxine!!'I sure would have loved to have been a fly on the wall watching your dearest opening that card!
What a splendid idea that you had in thinking of such a thing.
Can't buy a card like that in Walmart, eh?
God bless your whole family..with Christian love, Terry