Tonight I marvel at the faces I paused and envisioned throughout my day.
With each Facebook birthday wish, I paused and envisioned the face of the person who sent it.
There were faces from Sylvan Christian and Holland Christian High School. Faces from Calvin and Western Michigan University. There were faces from First CRC and Bethany CRC, there were faces from Sunshine Community Church and many of my Sunshine Kids, and Three Rivers and Visiting Angels and Adoption families. There were friends from Fitness North, Living Stones Academy and there were faces of cousins and aunts and uncles and very dear friends. The faces of my siblings, my nieces and nephews, my cousins kids and friends and relatives in Europe. There were faces from those I have met through Journey Group, and faces from Open Hearts Ministries.
As my birthday draws to a close, I am overwhelmed with the number of people who have journeyed with me in these years. I find myself deeply grateful and so appreciative. As I wrote in last nights blog, I am not at all sure what these days will hold in my 44th year, but I do believe that I have an army of people who will love, support, celebrate and pray me through.
Just before my 42nd birthday I threw a Tapestry Party., you can read about it here: What is a Tapestry Party
It was a celebration of so many of those faces as shown here in this video: Tapestry Party Video
And tonight I am reminded again that my life is a tapestry, woven with many strands of colors, representing God at work through each of you in my life.
Thank you one and all for being a part of my tapestry!