Things I wish to remember on my birthday (surprised by joy)
However, even decades older than this cutie, one of my favourite little girls, I can still appreciate the exuberant joy that overflows when I’m holding a fabulous pink scarf.
That is often most enjoyable when surrounded by friends, but when necessary, hanging out with some supportive and helpful dollies might not be a bad idea. At least they won’t tell you that you’re doing it all wrong.
My camera helps with that- it challenges me to always see things from a different perspective.
In fact, photography has really been such a driving force for all of these things I wish to remember- learning, excitement, exploring, seeing, joy….. (except I don’t run to photoshoots, I walk).
This birthday, I’m happy. It’s 39, but I’m happy. I’m blessed with two amazing teenage boys, a wonderful loving husband who cooks for me, great parents who have an open door any time of day for tea, swimming or just idle chatter, the best friends a person could hope for, wonderful pets, a job I love,
This song has been going through my head all night- one of my favourites by Carolyn Arends.
Every once in a while on a summer night
The sunset glows and I see the light
And when the stars come out it dawns on me
There is holy ground underneath my feet
Surprised by joy
Awash in love
Just one taste of grace
And I`m overcome
You`ve got a way
Of breaking through
`Til I`m surprised by joy
I`m amazed by you