Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Birthday Blessings














Yesterday was my birthday, and how blessed I am...to be surrounded and celebrated for days with friends and family in so many lovely ways! My dear friend Elizabeth planned a wonderful evening, beginning with an herbal foot bath, and a meal fit for a queen! Then she surprised me with another of my favorite head-dresses she makes (for the modern tribe), and an incredible ceremony creating the most beautiful mhendi design on my hand! Thank you my beloved friend Eliza!!
Then the next night my 3 girls (at home) surprised me with a sweet gathering of friends, flowers luscious foods and gifts! Calls from my other 3 daughters (thank you Shariyah for this lovely tribute...http://www.shariyahgarner.blogspot.com/), gifts and gatherings with other friends continued to surround and bless my soul with so much LoVe!! Then last night my daughter Zionah gave me the most wonderful foot, hand/arm massage, with hand-made chocolate and candles, incense & music filling my room...sending me into a deep dream-land.
I thank my Lord for such a wonderful Life, and for the Love that fills my soul with beauty and grace.

10 comments:

Yiyah said...

Mama, this post is beautiful...the pictures make me feel a little more a part of your special day (even though I couldn't be there in person, I was there in spirit!) :-) You are beautiful, and your blog entries always bring a calmness and warmth to me...I miss you and love you so much!
xox
Yiyah

Tammie Lee said...

Happy Birthday dear lovely lady!
So wonderful to see that you were celebrated so sweetly and deliciously! I look forward to our time together! May this be the beginning of a glorious year for you and yours! Love, Tammie

Joanne Huffman said...

What a wonderful (and well deserved) birthday celebration! I hope your year continues to be filled with family love and frinedships.

kathy mc said...

Janine, you look so beautiful. What a wonderful celebration. You deserve the best life has to offer. I hope you have many more wonderful birthdays filled with happiness, love, and joy.

Jo James said...

Happy birthday!
Sounds like you did something right to have such amazing daughters.

Renee said...

Happy Birthday Abigail, you are so beautiful and surrounded by so much love. Which love I know is just a reflection of you.

Love Renee xoxo

Alina said...

It's a bit late but I still want to wish you a happy B-day and many more to come. I love your Blog!

Lisa Valencia said...

Sorry I missed your birthday, dear one, but I see that the truly important one did not. What a lovely celebration for the angel you are.

Deborah said...

Happy Belated Birthday! You did well in passing on your beauty genes to your daughters too!

ByLightOfMoon said...

Happy BIrthday, Your hand henna is so beautiful! Smiles, cyndi