Today, my favorite lady turned 70. She doesn't know this, but I celebrated her life, her birthday, with her. For her age, she is so beautiful and poised, you'd never even know she was 70! We've cried together, we've laughed together, and through all her stories and life tales, she's become close to my heart. From all I know of her, I could say that sometimes it seems like everything around her is falling apart; her husband with two different cancers, her ill son, all her struggles of taking care of her ailing parents, then the death of her father, and on and on...And yet she always looks happy and alive. I asked her, "How do you keep going? How do you live like that?" I thought she'd give me some elaborate answer, but all she said was, "I pray. I pray all the time." I loved hearing her say that. Those words were etched into my mind. A great reminder of who to go to in my struggles and in hard times. To pray to Jesus all the time!
-So, Happy Birthday to my favorite lady!-