Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Happy Birthday Life with Lynnie!

Happy Birthday to you...
Happy Birthday to you...
Happy Birthday, dear Life with Lynnie...
Happy Birthday, to you!

Life with Lynnie, is officially one (1) year old, today!

Today, is also my birthday.  Small world, isn't it?!

This morning, I officially became a year older.  Of course, you know what they say:  Wisdom comes with age.  If this is truly the case, then I can only imagine that I must be becoming much more wise in this, my old age.  lol  (Hopefully, you realize I am joking!)

I've been blessed with good friends, both on Facebook (FB) and in real life.  It was actually almost overwhelming today, how many birthday wishes I received, by e-mail, FB messaging, FB chatting, postings on my FB wall, plus phone calls from local and out-of-town friends.  Thank you.  Each of you.  I appreciate this more than you know.

My blessings didn't begin today. 

On Monday, my friend J, who is the organizer of Christian Singles' Cafe at Timmy's, took me to lunch at Franco's restaurant.  I was even served a yummy piece of cake with a lit candle, while our server and my friend J sang Happy Birthday, to me!  We had not just a delicious lunch, but also a wonderful time of fellowship, together.  In fact, I thought they might either consider throwing us out, or charging us rent!  Thank you, J.  You are a good friend and a real blessing to me.

Later that same day, my friend K from across the hall, called and asked me to open up my door, for she had dinner made for me.  Dessert and all!  Oh my goodness!  What did I do to deserve this?  Thank you, K.  You have truly blessed me, not just with your great cooking, but with your much appreciated friendship.

Tuesday was not very different, either.

In the morning, while on FB, a friend of mine M chatted me up.  She invited me to have lunch with her.  Her aunt had given her two (2) free lunches at the buffet at the casino, here in Windsor.  Apparently, they had to be used within a couple of days.

At first, I suggested she might want to take her fiance, but she told me that the other day, while he (57 years old) had been riding his bike, had been hit by a car and was on pain medicine and wasn't able to go.  She insisted I needed to go with her.  So, I did tell her I would go, after I got some work done. 

Then, I began thinking about it.  Prayed about it.  And eventually, called my Pastor.  He asked me if I was concerned because I felt it was wrong to go to the casino, or if I was worried about what other people would think. 

My response was complicated, but basically the fact that I didn't want to hurt my friend's feelings, for she is not really in a financial position to do something like this for me or anyone else, had it not been for her aunt's generosity.

After a little discussion about me feeling like the appearance of evil being as bad as the evil itself, and about not wanting to hurt my friend's feelings, I decided I would indeed pick her up and go with her.

We enjoyed an absolutely fabulous buffet lunch!  I know I won't lose weight this week! lol 

I wasn't aware of this, but my friend let our server know that it was my birthday.  After we finished eating our meal, our server and other people came up behind me and surprised me with a plate decorated in chocolate with the words Happy Birthday on it, along with fruit garnished cheesecake, with a lit candle in it.  And, they sang Happy Birthday to me.

It was overwhelming to me.  I almost began to cry.  M has not been a friend of mine for more than about a year, yet she cared so much about me, to do this for me.  Thank you M.

Arriving home, I found a container of homemade soup, from my neighbour/friend K!  She told me she finally got around to making soup from the ham bone I gave her and she froze, a few weeks ago.  Once again, thank you, K!  What a blessing you are to me.

Now, I must ask you for prayer for M and for her daughter, N.  M is an injured worker, trying to live on about $188.00 per month; who can do this?  I don't know.  Don't get me started on this topic.  Another day, maybe.

She is taking N, her 16 year old daughter to London, Ontario, Canada (about a 2 hour drive from home), for N is scheduled on the 29th to have heart surgery. 

N needs to have four (4) valves replaced in her heart.  The cost of surgery is not going to be completely covered by OHIP, so M has requested financial assistance from groups like the Heart and Stroke and the Lung Associations.

Please pray for healing for N.  Surgeons won't know until they physically see the condition of her heart, whether they will do only one (1) valve or more, during this surgery.  Please pray for her.  Please pray also for her Mom, my friend M and their family.  Please pray for their finances, in addition to their other concerns.  Thank you.  May you be blessed.

Even though my one daughter and family aren't feeling well and I won't be seeing them, nor any others of my family today, I feel blessed.  Thank you, to everyone who showed me love.

God is good.  All the time.

Until next time...

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