Monday, August 3, 2009

Happy Birthday From God

I will be twenty-four years old this coming Saturday, and I get so so so excited when my birthday comes! I have been like that since I was a little girl and generally was unable to sleep every year on the eve of my birthday party. People keep telling me I should quit that after I get so old, but I really hope not. I love to celebrate LIFE and the fact that God saw fit to give that gift to me, so I will hopefully always look forward to it, no matter what anyone says! I often start to feel guilty because I love birthdays so much...I don't want people to think it's all about me.

I just really enjoy celebrating with those I love, and being thankful to God for each day I wake up. I talked with Him about this just yesterday and I told Him I was sorry if I had made a rear out of myself at any time--'specially when I bug my dearest to NO END about my surprise that's coming. He has a mantra now: "NO HINTS! NO HINTS! NO HINTS!"
He's like Stonewall Jackson, I swear.

Anyway, today I was checking blogs and I got a huge surprise. A week or two ago, I began following a blog called Presh Web Design. I really liked the look of the designs that Crystal created and I have been trying to save money and prepare for a new Blog makeover.

I have also been praying about God expanding the impact for His Kingdom using this blog. I SO want to be a blessing to all of you and I want you to know that I pray for every single person that reads this blog--whether it's one time or every day.

After all, since I love each of you cutie patooties so very much that I feel like you deserve the most aesthetically pleasing blog possible! Anytime people use zebra print and bright pink, it makes me realize one thing:

I can tell that we are gonna be friends.

Turns out Crystal just started giving away one design a month for those following her blog.

Who would've have guessed that when I opened the window to read her blog entry, this is what I found....

I was so excited I started fanning my face like Miss America. I couldn't even speak real words for a couple of minutes. Finally when Candace turned around I got it out--"I won! I won! I never win anything and I WON!!"

Of course, the potential student and her mom in our office and the time looked at me strangely and laughed, but I didn't care. She'll learn after awhile...

I was just so happy and thankful and amazed at the goodness of our God to do something so cool for me! I want to give Him praise and glory today for blessing me like that this week and letting me know it's okay to enjoy celebrating life and being a part of His family.

Jesus I love you!


Keyly Watts said...

Lauren ~ You are tooooo cute!! I love this blog. You make my day!!!
Congrats on your win - I can't wait to see how you dress it up.
Have a great Monday!

Christy said...

You, my friend, are too cute!!

Whitney said...

I am so jealous!!! I alwas want to win those things too! Enjoy your cutsie pattoosie new blog design =)

Chelsa said...

awesome!! congrats and happy early birthday :)

Jen said...

Congrats on winning!! How fun is that!! I can't to see your blog when she's done!

Hope you have a happy birthday! Mine is on the 14th!!

Lauren said...

YAY!!!!!!!!!!! I can't wait to see your new blog design!! It's going to be awesome ... just like YOU!! Happy Happy Happy Birthday!!! :P Sending a TON OF LOVE your way!

M J said...

How fun! I never win anything either, and recently won the BEST super-duper-ultra thread count sheets from a massage place. I was one excited girl, let me tell you! Can't wait to see your new look, but for the record, your page now is very pretty already! ;)

Anita C. McCants said...

Like the song says...Jesus You
Are The Center of My Joy.

The pictures are sooo sweet.

Thanks for such an inspiring