Friday, August 13, 2010

{The Secret of Me}


{I am a Friday the 13th Baby! I kind of always have been since the beginning of me, wink!}

And this my friends is what laughter {Watching her sister be, well, hilarious.} in a
girl born on Friday the 13th looks like.

I pray that laughter that I got to experience last night in that image lasts in me.

So my birthday gift back is to hopefully be able to deliver smiles like this to the world that can only reflect human sunshine right back the rest of my days! P.S. God willing I plan on living until 120! One of my great friends is on the same page, so no worries I won't be here alone with all the young peeps! 
Yes, I love life that much!
I have made it through this day without Friday the 13th haunting me. Yes, yes, my favorite color is black that I actually fessed up to the other day for the first time, but that has nothing to do with the day I was born...or does it? {SMILE!}
It has taken me a lifetime you know to get to this age which makes it kind of special to me.
No, no, I have not gotten hardened by this last year that has felt like being drug behind a truck! Wink! That dragging made me go deep in me and find God right in the center and all my dear people too. It made me realize I am braver than I ever knew. That which does not kill us makes us stronger. it just does people. It makes us realize we are real, it makes us know that none of us are above deep feelings, that compassion should always touch another life. I also do not feel bitter when the 25 year old {people she looked my age! I am not even kidding you!} at the driver's license place looked at me today and said and I quote "Happy Birthday, my Mom turned 40 on August 03! Well fancy that! One day she will turn 40 too....I mean {ahem} God willing and all! My point is, I don't feel bitter at all...wink! I mean I got to laugh with my lifelong best friend over it, so all is good!
What I do feel though is so very grateful and know that this age is good. It is good to be blessed with smile lines I have that tell a story of a soul that has lived a life with some really great laughter in there. My family and friends have given me smiles that I cannot even count if I counted to a million! I am blessed beyond anything I deserve!
My sister Wendy last night...This is what we were laughing at in the image above. She made the bunny into Don King....Only Wendy could pull this off! Oh how I wish I had her kind of I don't care what the world thinks in the way she delivers smiles big. She just experiences life with this gentle and hilarious soul that lights up the world in such a peaceful way...but funny, oh my and I love her!
Over the last two days I have been in touch with my most favorite people in the world, both new people and people that have walked with me most of my days! They have touched my life and blessed me more than they will ever know. So thank you for the smiles, peace, love and care...Thank you for helping me feel alive. Thank you for the laughter big that beams from my soul. Thank you God for my life. I pray to spend my life being thankful and blessing you and all your people as best as I am able.
I promise!
The images are from last night and untouched. I just thought I want to be who I am for you so if you see me in person the woman you find is just me and is not one that has been retouched. I want you to see me for me and for my soul. And more than anything my character and my laughter that gives me a reason to get out of bed and live this life well. I pray to deliver gentle encouragement to you, peace on any given day, or make you laugh with joy. 
"It doesn't happen all at once," said the Skin Horse. "You become. It takes a long time. That's why it doesn't happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don't matter at all, because once you are Real you can't be ugly, except to people who don't understand."
"I suppose you are real?" said the Rabbit. And then he wished he had not said it, for he thought theSkin Horse might be sensitive.
But the Skin Horse only smiled.
This life is beautiful! Live this day and every day after this one well!

8 comments:

Farmgirl Paints said...

Well happy birthday sweet girl. You would look beautiful even if you had a bag over your head. That beauty shines from within you. Sounds like you had a wonderful time. So good to see your face light up and happy. Many many more special days to you my friend:)

paige said...

i hope this entire weekend and FOURTYFIVE is full of blessings, that you feel His love all around you & that you SHINE!!
happy birthday my most precious friend.

ps, i love your home. i love seeing YOU in every detail
just beautiful
pss the swing is my favorite!

Donna said...

Happy Birthday sweet Kristin!! You are so beautiful on the inside and out. I am blessed by your lovely blog. You are a light to others. God shines through you. I am so glad you have weathered the storm and come out a stronger woman of faith! You are an inspiration. Thanks so much for your always encouraging words. I hope you had a wonderful day! Hugs!!

Wanda said...

Happy Birthday to you! I just love your heart! It laughs well.
:)

Parker said...

Happy Birthday Ms. Shine!

"May the Lord bless you and keep you;
May the Lord shed his light upon you,
May the Lord look upon you kindly
and give you peace."

~Parker

Ariadone said...

Van Harte Gefeliciteerd met je verjaardag, Jarige Job.
Many happy congratulations on your birthday, birthday girl.
Switch the numbers and see my age...hahahaha...it could get worse !
Laughter is what we need, it's what makes the world turn around...Have an excellent year of your life.
Lieve groeten
Godeliva van Ariadone

3 Peanuts said...

Happy happy birthday. 45 looks GOOD on you girl. I hope I can rock it like that;)

I have missed you. Sorry I don't stop by more often but I still pray for you. I read the Bible every day (am reading the whole thing this year and am 60% finished) and I think of who needs my prayers. I hope your pain is gone and you are shining brightly.

fairmaiden said...

And you are sO beAuTiFuL! You do not look like you are 45!!!! I think you may live into your 100's...but only if you stop speeding! tee hee

HaPpY BiRtHdAy...keep twinkling.