Thursday, November 11, 2010

THANKFUL THURSDAY...life is an adventure!

This week I celebrated yet another birthday! Birthdays are always fun, especially when you get to be my age. When you are in your 20's, you look forward to what is yet to come, but the older you get, it is fun to look back and see where you have come from.

This being my 47th birthday, I enjoyed taking a stroll down memory lane. Remembering all the things that I have gone thru to get to where I am today. Life hasn't always been a bed of roses, but even the tough stuff has been worth it all! Without any of it, I would not be the person I am today.

Life is a great big adventure!
 It is full of enemies and friends. Victories and defeats. Ups and downs. Joy and disappointment. Good things and bad things. But without it all, we would not grow, we would not learn to trust Him, we would not become who God wants us to be.

PHILIPPIANS 4:8 "Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, let your mind dwell on these things."

Today is Thankful Thursday and I am so grateful for the adventure God has led me on. Every memory that I have has been worth it, without them, I would not be who I am today!

THEN




NOW




What are you grateful for this week? Write about it and link up your post below!
 HAPPY TT!



26 comments:

Michele Williams said...

Happy Birthday dear friend! You are still a young one! My B'day is this too.. I will be celebrating my 14th Anniversary of my 39th B'day. Ha Ha.

It Feels Like Chaos said...

Happy belated birthday! You are beautiful then and now!!!

Whidbey Woman said...

It is so much fun to reminisce. I love it when friends and families post old photos on Facebook or their blogs!!! This week I posted a childhood photo of my husband with his brother... its on my Ron's Road 2 Recovery blog. "All the days ordained for me were written in Your book before one of them came to be." ~Psalm 139:16b, NIV. HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY!!!

the all-around mom said...

hi! i'm new at joining at this weekly meme and am very happy to be part of it. just posted my entry. happy thursday! :)

jhunnelle said...

Happy birthday Laurie, you look younger than your age, i guess that's how the women of God look like, we are like Sarah who always looks young, fresh and beautiful:)

Happy Thankful Thursday.

hip-chick said...

I turned that age (gulp) this year as well. I found it wasn't so much how old I am now but how old I will be in three years that got to me. But, I have always enjoyed my birthdays. I am so gifted by God to be able to live on this earth with the people that I love and serve Him.

genny said...

happy b-day to you!
am here for TT meme. GOd bless you! cheers!

Godsgalnj said...

Happy belated Birthday!! Life is most definitely an adventure =)

Joan said...

Happy birthday, Laurie! It is fun to reminisce. A couple of months ago I met some of my high school class at our homecoming game. Some of them I hadn't seen since graduation and we will have our 35th reunion next year. (Yes, I'm a bit older than you.)

I pray that you enjoy many more birthdays in service to our King.

Karen said...

Happy Birthday. You shine!

LaughingLady said...

Well, happy belated birthday!! I hope you had a wonderful week!

Judith C Evans said...

Happy Birthday! It's been fun reminiscing with you!

Angel @ Finding The Inspiring said...

I love this perspective on being grateful for all the experiences that have made you who you are. The scripture is a favorite of mine and is the basis for my blog as well. Blessings to you!

Krista said...

Praise God for a life full of adventure!!

Love Ya,
Krista

Harter said...

How wonderful! Happy birthday, I am very thankful for your willingness to host Thankful Thursdays!

Heather said...

Happy late birthday!!! It's great to look back over our life. You still are so pretty!

eph2810 said...

Happy belated birthday, Laurie. You are right, life is an adventure. I too am thankful for the path that is guided by our loving Father. Yes, the tough stuff is not great, but necessary :) ...

Happy Thankful Thursday!

Love & peace,
<>< Iris

Pia said...

belated happy birthday, laurie!

Mel Cole said...

Oh Happy Birthday! Your age is like four years after my husband's age. You are gorgeous!

My Thankful Thursday post here

Andrea said...

Happy Birthday!! You look absolutely fabulous!!

Nikki B. said...

Happy birthday! Today is mine too. :) Love your post and totally agree that life is a great adventure. :) Enjoy the rest of your week. :)

Connie said...

Enjoyed your post. Happy Birthday! I enjoying going down memory lane, myself! Thanks for sharing.

Ann said...

Happy Birthday :) Have a blessed weekend!

Tracey said...

Sorry I posted twice. please delete the first one, the link didn't work. Blessings!

becky aka theRAV said...

Well, happy birthday! Once again this is another wonderful thought provoking post. Great job. Thanks for doing it. My word verification is "recky" which is almost like Becky! LOL That will probably never happen again!

Karen said...

Hope you are still celebrating your birthday, the time God has given you! I'm 58 and my Mom was 83 on 11/1, now 47 doesn't sound so bad, does it? :o) blessings on your day!