by Marcie Bridges
|2 years old|
I look at my life and I am filled with awe and wonder at the ways You have kept me from destruction. When I went astray, You brought me back into Your fold. You never left me, never forsook me, never abandoned me.
And here I am, this week another birthday to celebrate. People ask me why I dare to tell my age. And I wonder why they won’t be honest about theirs.
Each day You breathe new life and new breath into my lungs. Each day is a day to give back to You as You have given to me. Each day is another day to show Your love, grace, and mercy to someone else—to share with them who You are and what You have done for me. Why would I be ashamed of how many years You have given to me?
|13 years old|
I remember my lunch with a friend quite a few years ago. We were talking about birthdays and I have never forgotten what she told me about how she felt turning 30 years old. She said, “I was in awe of the last 10 years God had given me. How He brought me through them. I can’t wait to see what He’ll do for me these next 10 years.”
Isn’t that wonderful? What a blessed reminder that each new decade is a chance to look at how He has blessed us and to look forward to the coming blessings.
|18 years old|
You gave me breathe when I was a whisper
You provided love and grace so tender
You have been faithful through every year
every joy, every trial, every tear.
You redeemed my young heart and soul
You live—making every day worth far more than gold
You bring to remembrance how You brought me to this day
so that I will always follow you in my old age.
You are my hiding place. You are my joy.
For these many years on earth, thank You, my Savior, my LORD.
~Marcell Warner Bridges
|My husband and I last Christmas|
|My graduation! With Karen! Mentor & Friend|
|Me and Mary – Such a special friendship|
|The 3 Muskateers…Nan, Norma, Me…Best Friends|
|Nan and I…words can’t express the meaning of this friendship|
Yes and Amen.