Monday, September 15, 2008

falling up

28

Today is the day. The day has finally come. Hello 29. As I went into my birthday weekend I thought I'd take it well. Turning 29 I mean. And I thought I'd wake up and be my chipper self. But when I started "thinking" and "pondering" I started feeling negative and down about it. Almost unlike my usual self. But hey, everyone needs a breakdown every now and then. And I had my first this weekend. And I sure hope my last but I'm not holding my breath on that. I did manage to look on the positive side. I managed to pray my heart out and feel peace. And so just remember, "Good things are yet to come". The picture above is just a reminder of that for me. My last portrait at 28. Right after everything fell apart only to be put back together again. I guess that's what falling up means.

I am thankful and counting my blessings...
for health
calm
tears
love
trials
triumph
peace
hope
joy
pain
passion
kisses
hugs
encouragement
sacrifice
devotion
forgiveness
worship
mercy
grace
and most importantly, a new start to be thankful for these and so much more.

I cannot regret anything behind me. Everything has led me here where I find myself loved. Completely loved. As I move forward, I know I'm not promised I'll live another 29 years. I feel a tremendous thankfulness for here and now. So I'm counting my blessings. 29 is going to be a great chapter in my life. I can feel it.

Thank you again dear friends for your sweet birthday wishes.
They mean the world to me
:)

love and cake for you
-d

40 comments:

Tricia Wilson said...

What a gorgeous last self portrait of 28. I am sure that 29 will hold amazing things for you!

MH72 said...

I am a total stranger but just happended to come by - and thought I would comment on this...

When I turned 29 I also had a "downer" for a day or so. I don't really know why, but I did.

Then the year after as I turned 30 I was absolutely fine. So I guess 29 for me was more serious than turning 30!

Now as I am 36 my thoughts about birthdays have changed into - "what a blessing to have yet another birthday". As the alternative is so much worse :-)

But at the same time I do feel a little panic when realizing I am heading towards 40. So I guess at my 39 years birthday I will feel like when I turned 29 *LOL*

Happy birthday from Marianne in Denmark!

Yvonne said...

You are SO cute!!

I just turned 29 the 5:th, so I know what you mean!

Wish you the best year ever! :-)

Jen said...

you are beautifully amazing.
inside and out.
i pray for blessings and a heart of worship for you in this next coming year.
have a wonderful, happy birthday. :)
love, hugs, and cake ;)
~Jen

Louise said...

You Beautiful Girl!!!! Dont stop counting those Blessings, there soooo many more to come your WAY!

X

shahnnen said...

happy birthday!

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday, may you live to see many, many more. Thanks for being an inspiration and giving me something to think about! Sharma

Jody said...

You are going to love 29. I can just sense it. =) Happy Birthday to you...and just love today. And love God and everyday will be something new...something to behold. And maybe I will make cake for you. {For my kids...just because.} Happy 29 years and yes, you look amazing!!

Mandi said...

Beautiful portrait. And you are so right- I think breakdowns are inevitable. Praying it out is the best way. The way you live your life is as inspiring as what you create.
Happy Birthday!

kristina k said...

Such a lovely pic...
WIshing you many blessings in the year to come. :)

Happy Birthday!!
-KK

Sasha said...

Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday dear Debee
Happy Birthday to you

To my fellow Virgo love ya ..

Sasha

Anonymous said...

happy birthday sweetie pie, hope you got spoiled, you deserve it!

corinnexxx

danzer53 said...

happy happy birthday gorgeous!

MandieGirl said...

hope you get to enjoy a lovely cupcake!

Vee said...

happy happy birthday!!!!! love ya girl and you are so right, love your thankful list!!! here's raising my s'bucks to you to having many more thankful moments
xo

About Me. said...

I am sorry you had a bummer of a day! I am a daily reader of your blog, not sure if I have left a comment before or not. Believe me when I tell you the best is yet to come! I remember turning 30 and thinking life was over. My 30's were awesome. Then I turned 40, same thing and I am having the time of my life. So I am going to pray everyday that your life gives you everything your beautiful head and heart wants.
Have a groovy week.
Shaun
www.roomswithaview.typepad.com

Dina said...

You know, I hate birthdays. They have some way of making me feel unremarkable. And everyone wants to feel remarkable on their bday.

I want to tell you that you are remarkable to me. I hope your day is blessed and peaceful and caloric.

Bekka said...

Beautiful photo! Happy birthday!

kerry lynn said...

the sun can't shine without some rain sweetie. life is in front of you. seize it!

happiest of birthday wishes for you sweet friend.
love ya
xoxo

megan and melissa said...

Happy Birthday!
I am sending you virtual candles to blow out- make a wish! You are beautiful- enjoy your day and celebrate life! Thanks for the inspiration!
Melissa

danilouwho said...

Yes, this is going to be great chapter in your life - I just know it.
I love your honesty and wisdom and how truly genuine you are.
You are so truly beautiful!
Have the best of birthdays and nothing but beautiful days ahead!
**hugs**
Dani :)

danijohnston.typepad.com/dj

(I know this comment is nothing like the amazing ones you leave for me, but I had to give it a try! :P)

staceyfike said...

love to you beautiful birthday girl!!

Denise said...

what a beautiful photo to honor the passing of 29 years. It does get better..messier, juicier, lovelier.. ooh I could go on. You are so delightful. I wish you many,many happy moments in this next trip around the sun!!

*kim* said...

awesome photo -
you=always lovely!
Happy Birthday and may your 29th year be filled with God's rich blessings.

michelle raMirez said...

cheers to 29!!!
Happy Birthday.

Anonymous said...

happy birthday beautiful... i'll save the singing and dancing for when i see you... love ya

mr. h

Augusti_73 said...

Happy birthday, bestest Debee!!

/A

domestic goddess said...

happy birthday Debbe, thsi is such a stunning SP!

AlexM said...

Felicidades Debbe! 29, solo? Yo tambien estoy segura de que la vida te ira sonriendo. Por lo menos, te lo deseo de todo mi corazon.

MeganK said...

So I had EVERY intention of wishing you a happy birthday yesterday but...I haven't had power since Sunday, and neither did work. SOOOO...HAPPY 1-DAY LATE BIRTHDAY!!!!

pinkcherrymama said...

you are a beautiful! you have inspired and touched me so much even though i have never met you. i pray you find a peace that lasts...you are loved, even by those who don't know you!
happy, happy birthday, you are God's gift...
~r

Tina said...

enjoy your day!

katie said...

happy birthday!

Nina said...

Here comes another little late CONGRATS to you!! Hope you've had a great day!

I'm also 29, and d'you know what?

It's not that bad.

kim brimhall said...

sorry im behind...i was recovering from my TN trip...

that photo...is beauty.
your thoughts...are inspiring.
your age...is proof that your are GORGEOUS!

love you!
kb

jayne said...

Your list is more powerful and moving that the stunning photo...seriously, beautiful inside and out doesn't even begin scratch the surface...

Happy Belated Birthday my love.....

xoxoxo,
~j

oh hello friend said...

Beautiful portrait and Happy birthday! Stopped over from your friend, dani's blog :: such a great lsit of things to be thankful for. Thanks for that.
Lovely art - definitely bookmarking your blog. Be blessed friend. ♥

bethieyiya said...

Happy, Happy Birthday. And what a beautiful picture of your beautiful spirit.

merryheart2 said...

My sweet friend
Happy belated birthday. I loved your gratitude list. It only gets better,
more to be thankful with each passing year. I hope you had a very beautiful birthday with lots of love and sweet birthday cake.
Sandra

merryheart2 said...

oh, and by the way, you are absolutely gorgeous.
no joke!
Sandra