Today is my birthday, and it’s true, I’m getting older. Forty-nine and feeling fine? Sure, but I don’t feel as ‘fine’ as I did in my younger years. Yes, it’s a ‘happy’ day, but at the same time, it is ‘sad’ because time goes by so quickly, and many memories may hold some regrets.
Today is my birthday, and I’m grateful for getting older. The following birthday poem I wrote for my sister many years ago, and I wanted to share it today because it speaks to me. I’m joyful yet sorrowful for this awesome gift to celebrate another birthday anniversary.
Each year our birthday forces us to grow
Into the person whom we have yet to know
With circumstances that hopefully have made us wise
When we learn from our multitude of mistakes and tries.
To take a long look at these years gone past
To really reflect on how time travels fast
To know that every day that each of us lives
Is a great gift from God that He lovingly gives.
So as you celebrate another passing year again
On this day that marks the beginning of the moment when
You entered this world for a purposeful plan
Just remember your worth doesn’t come from man.
Your worth comes from our Creator who made you unique
Who gave you knowledge and words to speak
Who doesn’t care about a past success or failure
But only cares about your heart that His presence makes pure.
False paths, lost dreams, wrong choices, it’s true
Fills your past as well as everyone else’s, too
There may be those lost memories that hinder your day
But with God in your mind the regrets soon melt away.
Cherish this day and who you’re growing to be
This special person that all of us already see
Embrace this coming year and live each day anew
By becoming the excellent one God created in you.