Wednesday, July 29, 2009

57 years ago today

57 years ago today, in Newport News, Virginia, I was born. My parents always told me that it was a most exciting day for them. They were most excited that I had been born healthy. Two years earlier their first child, a son, died when he was two days old. It was devastating to them, so they were most apprehensive when I was born, and so grateful for a bouncing baby girl.

My parents named me Lea Beth, the Lea is from the Bible (even though it should have been spelled Leah) and Beth was just a name that Dad and Mom liked. I went by my full name until sometime in high school and at that time, I dropped the Beth and just went by Lea.










I have felt very celebrated today. The day began by the girls at the office having a celebration f or me. They have always referred to me as "Momma Lea" and treat me very special. It was a great beginning to a super day! My family celebrated with me this evening at a habachi grill. What a fun dining experience it was. I have never been to a habachi grill, so that made it all the more enjoyable. They made me a balloon hat and sang to me and my family showered me with gifts. It has been a memorable day for sure!

Today marks the beginning of my 57th year. I pray that there will be more good than bad this coming year. But, just as in the past, regardless of what comes my way, the Lord will go before me and will walk with me through whatever comes my way and He will see me through. What blessed assurance!

Lea
Lea

Hi there! My name is Lea. I've been wife to the best Hubby for 44 years....Mom to a son and daughter....CiCi to 4 precious Grans....lover of family and friends....enjoy laughter and a good time....shopper....picture taking maniac....maker of delicious fudge....organizational enthusiast....memory maker....Southern Belle...and most importantly.....a Child of the King! Welcome to my little corner!

2 comments:

  1. I'm so glad you had such a fun day, but I'm so sorry I didn't know it was your birthday! I'm praying this coming year will be full of blessings for you! LOVE the hat!!!!!

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  2. Happy belsted Birthday. Hope you have a blessed year!

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