Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Happy birthday to me!

To all of you who have been anxious about the baby kitty I wrote about last week, I'm happy to say she's doing very good so far, eating every 3 hours and sleeping with a bottle of warm water to keep her from getting cold. She (we think it's a female) doesn't do much else right now, but here are some pictures of her eating and crawling around. The gal who is taking care of her for now is a sweet, kind soul, a real animal lover and very experienced with kittens, so I know she's in good hands and everything possible is being done for her. I think we'll keep her, and if that's not possible, we'll find her a good home when she grows up a bit and starts eating some solids.

And (like you must have already guessed from the title), it's my birthday today! I'm 22 years old. What a happy and special day! Thank you, Mom, my good, kind, sweet, brave Mom, for giving me life and raising me to become a happy and thriving adult, against all odds. I love you so much!

And thank you, dear God, for guiding me so faithfully and leading me through dark times when I didn't realize yet how much I need You. Thank You for being an unconditionally loving, protective Father. Thank You for all blessings you give me every day, and thank You for making my life a sweet journey of growing closer to You. I love You.











































31 comments:

Robert said...

I'm glad to hear the kitten is getting better.

Happy birthday! Will you be doing anything special?

Ways of Zion said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!

Anna Naomi said...

Happy birthday, Anna! I pray that God blesses you abundantly in the year to come.

Kyla said...

Happy Birthday!! I hope your 22nd years is filled with blessings.

Dawn Marie said...

Woooohoooo the kitty is going to make it...trsut me I was about to cry if it didn't...LOL. I am such a push over when it comes to those furry 4 legged critters. :)

Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday, God Bless You
Happy Birthday to youuuuuuuu.. :)

Guess who turns 26 TOMORROW???? Let's just say today is my last day of being 25 and it makes me quite sad. I don't want to get older...I want to be younger!!!!

Bless you!

Lydia said...

Happy Birthday!!! *dances*

And I'm glad for the kitty...it's so cute!

Anna S said...

Thank you all for your birthday wishes! I'm afraid that with moving and exams and all, I don't have much time to celebrate... but we'll have some nice quiet time together as a family today, eating my birthday cake!

Dawn, I feel just like you! Saying goodbye to 21 wasn't easy... or more like, 'I'm already 22 and haven't done yet this and that...' - but God has his good timing for everything!

Haus Frau said...

Sweet birthday blessings to you, dear Anna. (((hug)))

Emily said...

Happy birthday Anna :D! I hope you are enjoying a truly wonderful and special day, dear sister. May God bless you richly and I pray that this year is even better than the one before! Sending a huge birthday blessing your way :)
Emily xx

Heartathome said...

Happy Birthday Anna! I hope your day is special and blessed.

magda said...

Happy Birthday!

Laura H said...

Anna,
Happy birthday to you! Only one will not do,get the gift of salvation, and then you'll have two. That is the song that my church sings, whenever someone has a birthday. I just want to say, enjoy your 22nd trip around the sun! I have gone through 25 so far, and I have enjoyed what I have seen, so the trip is fun, especially if you have the Lord to take the trip with. There is a song, by Martina McBride called Trip around the Sun! It is about birthdays!Did you know that it takes a year, for the earth to move around the sun, roughly?
On another note, I am glad that the kitten is better. My little siblings were worried that it would not make it. When it gets older, are you going to keep it for a house pet? I wish I could have kitties, but my Granddad hates them, and my Dad only tolerates them. I think I will get some fish instead!:) At least they don't make noise! Or sit in your favorite chair!:)
Well, Happy Birthday, dear friend, and I hope it will be a good one for you!

God bless!
Laura H

Tracy said...

Happy Birthday, Anna! May the Lord bless you with many more years.

I'm glad to hear that the kitty is doing well also. Does she have a name?

Mrs.B said...

:::HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANNA!!:::

I hope you have a wonderful birthday!

And I'm so glad to hear that the kitty is doing so well. (o:

Susie said...

Anna,
I pray you have a blessed birthday!
~Susie

Anna S said...

Wow! So many sweet birthday wishes! How lovely.

Tracy, I tried to think about a name for the kitty, but my mind is blank. :) Something will come up, though.

Mrs. Brigham said...

Happy, happy Birthday!!! :o) May the Lord bless you with many more years!

What wonderful news about the little kitten. I had been wondering about her.

well with my soul said...

Happy Birthday, Anna! I've been enjoying your blog for weeks. Thank you for your thought-provoking, thrifty, and encouraging posts. your sister in Christ, Christina

Lindsy said...

Happy birthday! And it's so good to hear the kitten is well!

Marianne said...

Happy birthday, Anna. I'm so glad to have found your blog. You're such a great inspiration!

Lauren Christine said...

Happy Birthday! May you have a blessed 22nd year! :)

Alexandra said...

Happy Birthday! Glad the kitty cat is doing better.

Alexandra said...

Happy Birthday! Glad the kitty cat is doing better.

PandaBean said...

Happy birthday!

I was flipping thru' my calendar today and realized that DH is turning 25 in a few weeks, and that means I'm going to be 26 in October. Wow! How the time does fly! I always seem to forget how old I am. After a while, it really ceases to matter.

I'm so glad your fortunate little kitty is doing well. Is she going to stay with you or your friend?

God Bless!

Anna S said...

PandaBean, I think the kitty is going to stay with me. :) I hope my cat doesn't react too badly. I'll have to make a careful introduction.

Serena said...

I'm a little late, but

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

Sheri said...

Happy Birthday sweet Anna!!! May your day be full of blessings from above!

Coffee Wife said...

Happy Birthday!! WOW are we all July babies??????????

What a CUUUUUTE kitty!

Buffy said...

Sorry to be a bit late wishing you a very happy birthday and also an excellent year ahead.

I am very glad to hear the kitten is still doing well.

AnneK said...

I was traveling and so am a little late, so Happy Belated Birthday! Hope you had a wonderful day.

Cay said...

Sweet pictures.
Happy belated b-day. Hope it was a beautiful day. :)