Just be patient

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Well, Sunday the 25th I arrived at my Sunday School class wondering how the October birthdays would be celebrated. I took my three cards for the other birthday people but nothing else appeared. No card for me, no Happy Birthday, no silly little happy birthday song, nothing. I felt disappointed, then convinced myself it is always more blessed to give than to receive.
Only two of my members called to wish me a happy birthday, one who was visiting her parents in Colombia and one who lives nearby. The others ignored it completely. But God had so much better for me. He had people who with all their heart remembered.
I was showered with goodies and notes from Sparks, congratulations from Facebook, e-mails and e-cards from friends, four nice cards, a gift from a step son and his wife, a gift from a youth pastor from a church which I do not attend except for special occasions but have made friends there and of course my good friend Sandy took me to dinner.
They sang Happy Birthday to me at TOPS.
Seems like no matter how many birthdays you have they are always a special day to you and I used to thank my mother for bringing me into the world.
This turned out to be a wonderful birthday and Thank You All My Spark Friends for your part in it.
I did eat bad for me last night but my calories earlier in the day were very limited. Now I have made up my mind (and that is what we have to do if we are going to lose weight) to take off the few pounds I have put on over my goal weight starting today.
May you all have a great Spark Day.
Irene from Texas
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    I am glad your birthday turned out well after all. God always does the best for us. You are a sweet lady, and I know you have many friends that love you. Birthdays are special and we do like to be remembered; you are special to us on SP. I hope you have the best year ever!

    4133 days ago
    Hi Irene,

    We will always be there for you. Friends and Celebrations are Important. We don't always want to think we are growing older, but still wish someone remembers our special day.

    TOPS and Spark's emoticon Debbie
    4137 days ago
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    Isn't God good to send us surprise gifts of his love? They almost mean more than those we are expecting!! So glad you enjoyed your birthday. Thanks for all the encouragement you give to us fellow SparkPeople!
    4137 days ago
    God bless you dear new friend. So glad those who count remembered you. Those who did not missed a blessing.

    Keep up the good work, and may you have many more blessed birthdays.

    4137 days ago
    Well I feel the more people that know its our Birthday the better :) Because we do love to hear from our Friends and Family and it is a Special Day. You are a Special Lady and Friend and I wish we could have been there to celebrate with you. Glad you got out and had a nice dinner. May this be the Best year ever :)
    4137 days ago
    Hi Irene,
    I am so glad your Birthday turned out so nicely. My Family says Birthdays don't need to be a big deal. Well I disagree. I love to express my love tangibly and will until I move on to heaven.
    As one of seven children, it felt good to have extra attention on my Birthday. God bless you and give you many more. Hugs, Jane
    4137 days ago

    So glad you joined out Spark Team. You have been such an uplift to me and many others on the team I am sure. God is good. Birthdays are special and You are Special. Such a servants heart!!!! May God bless you this yr. and with many more to come as you serve Him in every special way He provides.

    Hugs and Blessings,

    4137 days ago
    Hello, Irene,
    Sometimes people are just clueless, without even meaning to be. It's their loss, whatever the reason.

    It was such a delight to wish you a Happy Birthday. I live alone, so Birthday wishes from those outside the family are even more appreciated.

    We're glad to have you here as a positive, contributing member of our thread!

    Looking forward to your B'day in 2010,
    ...Jannie.n> emoticon
    4137 days ago
    Irene - glad that you enjoyed your special day!
    And like John mentioned that you joined our TEAM!!!
    May you have many, many more with God's Blessing!

    4137 days ago
    IRENE- Im glad our Birthday Greetings to you yesterday were well received
    You are a special member on our Team Change is Good and we ALL Love having you there and I am so glad you accepted my invitation to come on board

    God Bless !

    PS- Birthday Cake is worth the calories emoticon emoticon emoticon
    4138 days ago
    Happy Birthday Irene! Have a wonderful day!

    Just concentrate on being good to yourself today...you deserve a day just for you.

    I wish you many blessings,

    Liz emoticon emoticon
    4138 days ago
    Thanks everyone for posting on my blog post.
    4138 days ago
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    Dear Irene, I'm so happy your birthday was such a nice one and that all your friends on Sparks thought of you dear! Our birthdays are so special, we celebrate the wonderful day we were born, the wonderful day our mothers gave birth to us. And please, do eat all you like next year on your special day ~ it is your day to celebrate!

    I love this photo of you Irene! What a beautiful smile! Warm wishes for another happy year!
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    4138 days ago
    I'm glad you asked people to check out your blog in the team huddle, because I feel blessed to have read it! Happy, HAPPY WONDERFUL SPARKLING YOU DAY --1 day late! May this year hold beautiful blessings for you! (And feel free to check out my recent blogs!)
    4138 days ago
    My dearest Irene

    A little treat once and awhile as you know won't hurt you! You have taught me that - I am so glad you had a wonderful birthday - Hugs and blessings to you
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    4138 days ago
    Birthdays are always special to the birthday person and I always try to remember others in my life. God Bless You! You are a very nice lady. HUGS wendy emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    4138 days ago
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