Friday, November 09, 2007

Happy Birthday Me!

I woke up this morning to a slew of birthday wishes - through email, GCN, Facebook, MySpace, e-cards, text messages, voice messages and instant messages. Ah the greeting cards of the 21st century!

Thank you so much everyone!

Wow, so I've had three birthdays now on Two World Collision. Last year, I had a full week of birthday celebrations. Two years ago (when I first started this blog), I had a super fun Birthday Blog Party. Hmmm, some of you were around for that blog party too and have stuck around. That means alot to me!

Hopefully in the last two years and four months, you've gotten to know the person I am. I've tried to be as transparent and raw and honest as I can ever be comfortable with in an effort to be known - to myself and to you. There are still some things that I've reserved for myself as I am not yet comfortable with sharing them publicly both online or offline. That's just discernment, I think.

Either way, my hope is that you would join me in pursuing authenticity - let us discover ourselves and share our stories honestly so that we can continue to connect and relate with each other knowing that we're not all that different from each other and we're not as alone as we may think or feel.

During every birthday, I remember my teenage years when I never thought I'd live past 21 years old. It has now been over a decade beyond that self-defined life limit and I have to appreciate these times when God tells me, "You were wrong. I've had my own plans for you."

So Lord, thank You for another year of life. You have freed me from the shackles of death and also from the closet-prison. Continue Your intent in me so that in being authentic others may see that Your love has no restraints. In Jesus' name, amen.

2 comments:

Shawn said...

glad you had a good birthday!

Steve and Warren said...

Happy "Belated" Birthday Eric. Here's hoping you had a great day.