Monday, August 06, 2012

It's my Birthday :)

Piece of my Birthday Cake

A friend asked me if how it feels to celebrate your birthday away from home. The question surprised me and honestly it made me think of  how it really feels. Of course, away from the place where you used to be is somehow different. But, I am home. I am with my husband and this is my new home. Today, I am celebrating my birthday and if you want to ask me if how old I am " it is a secret".... :). All of us want our birthday special.   It is a great feeling to receive gift, wishes and any kind of presents from friends and family. I am not used to receive present and already grateful to received call, text messages and emails from friends and family with all their wishes and prayers. Back home, as soon as the clock strike 12:00 ( Turns August 5th) my cellphone starts ringing and beeping. It seems my friends and family having marathon of whom to greet me a Happy Birthday first... :) I usually wake up very early in the morning  and talk to God through prayers. Thanking Him for what He had done for the past years and praying for the new year come. 

So, today is not my first time to celebrate my birthday outside the country. It's my second time but today is very different. Because of the presence of facebook I received more than 100 birthday greetings. :) My husband surprised me with a cake and its my first time to have a cake and  blow the candle. :) Might quiet old enough to blow a candle but it is really my first time. I hope God will grant my wish before blowing the candle. :) I really thank my husband for that. Besides that I was so happy with the card he gave to me especially the message inside it. It is wonderful and it made me very happy. Celebrating my birthday here in the US is simple but very special to me. All I wish and pray that God will continually bless all my family and friends spiritually, financially, good health, peace, love in the family, protection and guidance. I pray that God will continually use me as a blessing to people and able to help anyone in needs. 

I want to share this Birthday Prayer from This is my prayer for my birthday.

Birthday Prayer

Thank you, God, for giving me another year of life.
Thank you for all the people who remembered me today
by sending cards, and letters, gifts and good wishes.

Thank you for all the experience of this past year;
for times of success which will always be happy memories,
for times of failure which reminded me of my own weakness and of my need for you,
for times of joy when the sun was shining,
for times of sadness which drove me to you.

Forgive me
for the hours I wasted,
for the chances I failed to take,
for the opportunities I missed this past year.
Help me in the days ahead to make this the best year yet,
and through it to bring good credit to myself,
happiness and pride to my loved ones,
and joy to you. Amen.

1 comment:

  1. Hi, sis!

    Beautiful prayer.

    By the way, you're an awardee for the Leibster Blog Award. You can check out my post on that at