On Saturday my birthday rolled around. It began early in the morning with a gathering of guys from church at Tim Horton's. We meet there once a month for what we've called, "Deer Camp." It's a place to tell stories, enjoy one another's presence, and encourage one another on in the Lord. It was a good gathering until one of they guys shared about God meeting him in his hospital room and giving him the sense that there was something left for him to do - then it became great. It was a marvelous moment of hearing and seeing the Lord's active work today.
I returned home, we all piled into the van including Delta, our dog, and set out for the land of my youth. We had a great time celebrating birthdays. My youngest brother Byron has a birthday today. And my niece Stephanie turned five on the 16th.
The day was warm and the snow was melting. Some of us took a walk to the woods and had a snowball fight. The weather held the hope of spring.
We returned home late and fell into bed.
Three gifts I liked very much - a Whatchamacallit candy bar from the kids, a sign that reads "Gone Tractoring" from my mom & dad, and permission to work on my tractor from Anna:-)