Sunday, February 25, 2007

49 and Counting

Today marks the beginning of the final year of my 5th decade on this earth, and as I reflect on the past 49 years I recognize that I have truly lived a blessed life. I am blessed to have a beautiful, intelligent, loving wife; terrific kids; wonderful, faithful parents and in-laws; great sisters; and dozens upon dozens of church family members that I have shared with over the years. I have never lacked for food or shelter; I have enjoyed educational opportunities, job stability, and good health.

I have also been blessed over the past year by developing the discipline to write regularly on these pages. Sometimes I labor over my words and sometimes they just flow, but writing has helped me clarify my thoughts at times.

To celebrate my birthday and one year of blogging I would like to ask a favor - If you read this, leave a quick comment with your name or initials, and your location. May your life be blessed as has mine.

2 comments:

Susie said...

I am blessed to have a wonderful big brother! You are such a blessing to our family. I'm so thankful for the example you've always set for me...of how you let God's love shine through you. You are a kind and gentle man and I love you very much!

DICK AND CAROL said...

HAY CRAIG WE WANT TO WISH YOU A BELATED HAPPY BIRTHDAY. IT DOESN'T SEEM THAT LONG AGO YOU WERE RUNNING AROUND OUR HOUSE AND ACROSS THE STREET TO THE PLAYGROUND. WE MISS THOSE GOOD OLD DAYS. WE LOVE YOU CRAIG AND WE ARE SO PROUD OF YOU. WE READ YOUR BLOG EVERY DAY. WE LOVE THE FACT THAT YOU ARE SO MISSION MINDED. WE WILL KEEP YOU AND YOU WORK IN OUR PRAYERS.