As you may recall, I am the middle child. As if that didn't give me enough issues, I was born the week before Christmas. I never had birthday parties or presents. I always heard, well, Christmas is in a week . . . that works okay when you are a little kid and think you will have extra gifties under the tree! Then as I grew older, it didn't mean that much to me. Wrong! Everyone likes to be remembered. These days my folks remember my birthday with a song and occasional small pressie and the ever popular Christmas is in a week trick.
Then I met Luscious Larry. The man who renewed my faith in men. He always makes my birthdays special. He told me last night that one of the things that makes Christmas special for him is that my birthday is a week before. So, everything is already decorated and colorful. He told me the reason he made a big wooden star to be lit in the front yard was because of me. He said I shine. Awwww- ain't I lucky?
Now for some serious stuff about birthdays . . . For all the years I spent wallowing in the self pity of being the middle child and getting blamed for big brother's or little sister's mishaps, for all the years of no party or cake, I adopted the attitude that birthdays are just another day. Then, the Lord reminded me in the gentle way that only He can, that this IS a special day. That this is the day He chose for me to enter this world. Not the day that the doctor's determined, but, Him. So, this is a great day. I have all my body parts - two legs to walk on, two eyes to see from, my health is good and my mind - well, no comment about my brain. LOL. But that being said, think on this. Each birthday is another gift from God. wow!
Since it is my birthday, I want to give you a gift! Yes, I know, I know, Christmas is in a week - wouldn't you like an extra gift for no other reason other than that I am happy to be alive, well and kicking? Sign in on the comment thingie and I will put everyone's name in a basket and get someone in my wonderfully dysfunctional family to pull a name out. I will send the winner a little pressie. Names to be drawn on: December 23. That is this Sunday. Better hurry!
Now for a gift for EVERYONE . . . I found this lovely website called Pink Pig. I have been far too greedy in not sharing this with all of you until now. Sweet Debbie started her blogging last week. Gals, you HAVE to go to her blog and then click on her store. She has the most delicious antiques and collectibles! I wish I could go in person and drool over it, but I will be satisfied to mop up my keyboard instead. I have purchased several of the hand carved and painted Santas (my birthday gift to me).
Her blog addy is:
Be sure and tell her that Blondie sent you. Trust me, you will LOVE her stuff!!!