Monday, October 15, 2007

New Year, Fresh Start

Today is my birthday. This day each year is special, but it seems that the older I get (and the more kids I have) it is less significant and not as celebrated. Not so this year. This morning dawned dark and rainy, but I feel as though the sun is shining through every window. Knowing that had things gone differently, this birthday could have very well been my last--or I might not have seen it at all--has changed me. God not only spared my life but gave me a new outlook as well. I am grateful for the time I have and I intend to spend it well. I am so thankful for my family: my 4 guys love me and gave me a reason to fight to get well. I am blessed with the greatest friends a girl could ask for. I may not understand why God allowed me to endure the trial of cancer, but I understand that the lessons to be learned from my experience are a treasure. It is my prayer that the coming year will be filled with "ah-ha!" moments, when I catch a glimpse of the Father's amazing plan for me, side-splitting laughter, and tremendous love.

P.S. Here are my 3 little cowboys, picnicking in the backyard last week:


mollyswan said...

Happy Birthday 3 Boy Mom! Your Albany friends are rejoicing with you and your family over how glorious this day is for you and your family..You have made us all through your blog recognize how much we all need to cherish each day...We give thanks for your life and your family on this special day! Blessings to you,M.

The Hortons said...

Hope you had a great birthday Allyson!

CRIM said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU - cha cha cha - HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU - cha cha cha - HAPPY BIRTHDAY MISS A - HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU - eat more chicken!!!!!

CRIM said...

it's your birthday it's your birthday you're one year older now - it's your birthday it's your birthday stand up and take a bow - you're bigger, smarter, better looking then you ever were before -so bake a cake let's have a party let's dance across the flooooooor - it's your birthday it's your birthday stand up and take a bow

spcially sung for you with love from CRIM