It’s my birthday weekend. My husband and I didn’t gift each other on our birthdays. Instead, we did something special and different for the weekend of the birthday. I find myself fighting tears of missing him and self-pity for me so I decided to bore you with writing it away so I could turn to where God has me today. I am blessed with so many special and enjoyable memories. Many of them bring back laughter as I think on them or come across a picture. Tonight is a piano concert we would both be going to. I will be taking myself. I am blessed that I am able to attend and look forward to beautiful, live music. I know I will not be the only one attending alone so, instead of moping, I will pray for others as I look around the audience. Since my birthday is Monday, I will possible drive an hour to where we would probably have chosen to go for lunch. If I find someone eating alone, I will ask if I can join them. It might an open heart and mind to receive Christ. There is nothing wrong with feeling sad for a short while but then we must move on with God and allow His joy and love to shine through us. This is my birthday weekend. I will rejoice and be glad in Christ Jesus, my Lord and Savior.