“With long life I will satisfy him and show him my salvation.”
- Psalm 91:16
Recently we had the opportunity to celebrate my grandma’s 90th birthday together as an family. God is so amazing and has gifted grandma with 90 full years of life. She has raised five children, cared for many grandchildren, and even seen her great grandchildren grow. She’s worked hard, served God, travelled all over the world, and uplifted countless friends and family over the years.
So when a family members brought up this idea of a surprise birthday party, we all loved it and jumped on board. Somehow after months of planning this huge party unbeknownst to grandma, we surprised her with a room full of smiling family and friends.
The beauty of what we were able to do that night is that we truly uplifted and celebrated her life in her midst. In life it’s so rare that we get to truly celebrate a person. It’s only on a milestone birthday or wedding or graduation that a person typically gets a true celebration. And unfortunately, so often, we wait until a person has passed away to truly celebrate them and reflect on their life. So for us to take the time to come together for an event all about grandma was such a beautiful thing.
Let this be your reminder to celebrate all your loved ones and those around you. Uplift them, compliment them, affirm them, and let the know how much you love them. Make everyday a celebration of life.
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Beryl has a passion for writing pieces that uplift, inspire, and encourage you to bloom. She's been blogging since October 2018.