Today I would like to honour a dear friend...who is also celebrating a birthday today. Now this is not just any old birthday...but THE big one!
Lovella...who many of you visit at her blog 'What Matters Most' ...is turning 50 today. Two years ago we were strangers...but since that time we have become good friends. I happened to find her blog, as I was searching for a recipe. I must say....that it was the first time I realized that a blog could be used as an inspiration and a blessing to others. I became a regular visitor to Lovella's blog...and was always refreshed by her outlook on life and her willingness to share her faith openly....her creativity and the joy she found in the little things of life. I had no intentions of starting my own blog....but some months later that is exactly what I did. And what a fun and rewarding experience it has been!
Lovella has inspired many of us in so many ways. Last summer she organized a new blog...an on-line recipe book called Mennonite Girls Can Cook. It's been such a fun time working together on that blog...and actually meeting many of the gals that contribute. She does all the administration...and corrects all our errors...and we just post our favorite recipes. Lovella has spurred us on...whether it be in cooking, walking, entertaining, decorating or in cultivating our spiritual life.
The funny thing is that we are 'almost related'...Lovella and I...but met officially for the first time last June.
I had the privilege of visiting with her on my front porch...and letting her have the first ride on our new swing. Since that time, we have met on several occasions...and she hosted a wonderful Christmas party for some of us...her bloggy friends.
Lovella...today I am sending you wishes for a most wonderful 50th birthday...may God bless you abundantly...both on this day and in all the days that lie ahead. Keep using your gifts to glorify your Maker!
Kick-back, relax...contemplate where you've been...dream for the future...and enjoy your 50th birthday!
Let's celebrate the day...