I am a blessed man

April 29th, 2009

I woke up this morning with a real joy in my heart. You see today is my birthday!

Some people get all depressed on their birthday and see it as being another year older. They look at their wrinkles, their enlarging waistline or their balding heads. Not me, I count my blessings. And to be honest I feel like the most blessed man alive!

Two things are really standing out today…

1. My family – I am a blessed man to have a beautiful wife and two awesome kids. We are buildling a great life together here in Merredin and we feel we are right in the middle of God’s absolute best plan for our lives. It is a great place to be and I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else.

2. My health – Growing up with Rheumatoid Arthritis (and being crippled some of the time) I am truly thankful for my health. At 42 I feel fitter and healthier than I ever have. I feel years away from my prime. Some days I feel like I had all the aches and pains early in life to get them out of the way! God has been so good to me. I am truly thankful that He has rescued me from what my life and health might have been like.

There are a lot more things that I could share, but these are the main two things I am thankful for today. To have a beautiful family and be in great health is a real blessing and a great brithday gift. I am a blessed man.