Today is Special……
Today is special for two reasons……….
Reason #1……It’s my birthday. I am 44 today.
Reason #2……Today is the National Day of Prayer.
Growing In Grace online magazine is sponsoring a 20 day Prayer Challenge. Check it out and sign up if you would like. My daughter and I have both signed up and will also be including the boys.
The magazine is an online Christian magazine for young girls. I like what I have read so far. If you have daughters, check it out.
Have a great day….My husband has taken the day off and the kids and I will be doing something ( not sure what???). We are going to piano this afternoon but not for piano. We are going to be lazy and just have some fellowship. I know my friend and her children did something special for me today so we are going to be lazy and just have some fun.
I also share this day with my Uncle Buddy and my adopted mom and sister Wounded Lilly. Those who know her drop by and leave her some cheer for the day…..it would tickle her pink. Her link is in my sidebar under family!!!
My birth or actually my naming caused an uproar in my family. My great uncle was born on May 1st as was my Uncle. Since my great uncle died at 16 from Leukemia, my grandmother named my uncle after her beloved brother. When I was born on May 1st, she expected my mother to name me something along the same line as my two uncles. They shared the name of Don….well my mother had other ideas. She loved Fred Astaire and Ginger Rodgers. She named me Ginger.
It is not my nickname. It is plain and simple. Just Ginger. You wouldn’t believe the number of people out in the world who cannot spell Ginger. I have seen it spelled with a “J”. I could almost understand that one because the “g” has the “j” sound. I really don’t get it though…….
I had to grow into my name. I didn’t like it for the longest time. I am a Ginger. It suits me. I couldn’t imagine my name being anything but Ginger. It does make it difficult to find any type of fob with my name. It is also difficult to find “Colleen”, which is my daughter’s name.
I guess that makes us even more unique.
“Happy Birthday” to me, from me. My children fixed eggs for me this morning. My neighbor brought over a BIG bowl of home made guacamole just for me… 🙂 My sister left me the most touching birthday wish on her blog…Peachiest Pig Pen…(The link is under family if you want to read it.) My daughter left me a message on her blog.
I’ve had lots of well wishes this morning, including a wake up call with 6 kids singing to me and my lovely friends from a couple of forums I am on have sent me lots of well wishes to day. I am truly blessed.
Thank you to all my friends and especially my family for wanting to make this day special for me.