Recently on Facebook, I posted a status about how I wanted nothing more for my birthday than for my beloved Detroit Tigers to get a World Series berth. I was being half serious when I wrote that, partly because I really had no idea what I wanted for my birthday and partly because I really love those Tigs.
Well, as I've tried to think of something to ask for, I've realized I already have been given amazing gifts:
- I am a redeemed, heaven-bound follower of Christ,
- the Tigers did indeed deliver this year,
- and my wonderful, courageous husband is still by my side.
So finally I decided what to ask for. Please pray for my husband and I today as a gift to us both. Dear friends, today I am 28 years old. Please pray that he too will reach 28 years old (he is 16 months younger than I am). Truly one of the greatest blessings I have is how he's beaten the odds, and every day I have with him is a gift.
Five days from now, we will sit in a cramped examination room in Zion and find out how Ryan is doing. I am incredibly nervous. So much rides on every one of these scans and we've been fighting so hard. Please pray for good news, but also that we will be content regardless of the outcome.
(And World Series tickets are always a good idea!) ;)