Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Thank You!

I turned 29 yesterday.

What does that mean? Nothing really. Just that I have been alive for 29 years. I have survived even being born so to say that I am THANKFUL and that I Praise God for ALL of the Blessings in my life, is a true understatement. I am so very, very Blessed and life couldn’t have been more just to me in the last 29 years.

Have I suffered? Sure, who hasn’t?

Have I cried? Goodness yes!

Have I had times when I thought I wouldn’t survive? Yes. But, I am here. 29 years later. 29 years, many don’t make it that long and some come close. So, again, I am Blessed.

I had planned a theme to write for 29 days about my 29th birthday! That didn’t happen. Then I thought let me make a list about the 29 things that I am Blessed to have in my life or that I would like to change from this point on but that didn’t happen. I even wanted to do a countdown 29 days to 29. And yea, that didn’t happen either. Ha. But, I did turn 29 on the 29th, so that was cool.

So, I am here. Guided by God to just write. Reminding me that though I have lived through "special" circumstances THAT doesn’t make me special. It just makes me human. Because EVERYONE suffers, everyone lives through hardships and MANY have survived through worse than me. So; instead of praising myself for what I have done. I SHOULD EXAMINE MYSELF, for what I haven’t done and what I should do. No, I don’t mean jump off of a plane or lose a gazillion pounds though both would probably be awesome. I mean, DO, as in actions of Faith and Love more than anything.

So, Why am I here? Where do I go from here?

“I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, "Now the dwelling of God is with men, and he will live with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”- Revelation 21: 2-4

There use to be a time in my life when it was all turmoil, pain and confusion. And, though it may sound unreal, and I have since made MANY mistakes, this time of chaos ended when I turned to HIM. Just as the above verse suggest…. I am with God and God is with me. He has indeed wiped every tear from my eye and the death and mourning that I suffered, the crying and pain that I felt…that all passed. I am now at peace, or attempt to be on a daily basis, with life and love in my heart, no matter HOW difficult my current situations may be, I always feel Blessed. I always feel happy. I always have a smile. And others’ problems and chaos well that can’t and won’t affect me because God has plans for ME and though others or I may judge myself that doesn’t matter anymore.

So, Happy Birthday to me? Ha.

And, to anyone else who was born on June 29th!

You are Blessed. Praise Him.

Thank YOU to EVERYONE who called, TXTd, emailed, hugged, and just gave me LOVE! :D

Please if you didn’t, don’t worry. I am horrible at remembering peoples birthdays and what’s worse I always forget to tell them…I know…horrrrrrible!

Psalm 150

1 Praise the LORD. [a]

Praise God in his sanctuary;

praise him in his mighty heavens.

2 Praise him for his acts of power;

praise him for his surpassing greatness.

3 Praise him with the sounding of the trumpet,

praise him with the harp and lyre,

4 praise him with tambourine and dancing,

praise him with the strings and flute,

5 praise him with the clash of cymbals,

praise him with resounding cymbals.

6 Let everything that has breath praise the LORD.

Praise the LORD.


Anonymous said...

What beautiful things to contemplate on your birthday!

Casey Ayala (DreamTree Photography) said...

Ahh Connie, I just spent the past couple of hours reading your blogs... I must say I am very impressed! I love to read your words, your thoughts, your feelings, your emotions... it is simply the sunshine of the day! Keep up the awesome blogging!! Very proud of you! LOVE YOU BUNCHES!!! And MISS YOU TREMENDOUSLY!!!!!!!!! MUAH!

Connie Leon said...

Thank You Laides! :D Very Blessed!

MarshaMarshaMarsha said...

Happy Belated Birthday!

We celebrated our 14th wedding anniversary ont he 29th. :) What a great day!

Connie Leon said...

Marsha Congrats!!!! And Thank You! :D