Happy [31st] Birthday, William!

Happy Birthday To You

Happy Birthday To You

Happy Birthday To My Favorite Person: William!

Happy Birthday To You

31 years

True to form, Will’s request for his birthday was to have a quiet night at home. And, it was fabulous. Rick & Bea stopped by for a little while and we enjoyed their company and the brownies that came with them! (Which ended up being my naughty breakfast today…coffee + sweets = weak in the knees!)

We had a delicious dinner; enjoyed each other’s company; and started the night reading Psalms 91. This was the first scripture our pastor (Heath) led the church in prayer for William’s recovery. We reminisced over the gift God gave us in Will’s life; and what he spared us from two and a half months ago. I couldn’t help but think what yesterday could have been like; but instead, we focused on God’s goodness that He pours to us and can simply say, “thank you.” It was a perfect evening for my wonderful husband. Happy birthday babe! Here’s to many more birthdays together; I love you!

(If you’ve never read Psalms 91, here it is. I’ve bolded the section which our pastor focused our prayer for William)

Psalm 91

My Refuge and My Fortress

    1He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High
   will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.
2I will say to the LORD, “My refuge and my fortress,
   my God, in whom I trust.”

    3For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler
   and from the deadly pestilence.
4He will cover you with his pinions,
   and under his wings you will find refuge;
   his faithfulness is a shield and buckler.
5 You will not fear the terror of the night,
   nor the arrow that flies by day,
6nor the pestilence that stalks in darkness,
   nor the destruction that wastes at noonday.

    7A thousand may fall at your side,
   ten thousand at your right hand,
   but it will not come near you.
8You will only look with your eyes
   and see the recompense of the wicked.

    9Because you have made the LORD your dwelling place—
   the Most High, who is my refuge—
10 no evil shall be allowed to befall you,
    no plague come near your tent.

    11 For he will command his angels concerning you
   to guard you in all your ways.
12On their hands they will bear you up,
   lest you strike your foot against a stone.
13You will tread on the lion and the adder;
   the young lion and the serpent you will trample underfoot.

    14“Because he holds fast to me in love, I will deliver him;
   I will protect him, because he knows my name.
15When he calls to me, I will answer him;
   I will be with him in trouble;
   I will rescue him and honor him.
16With long life I will satisfy him
   and show him my salvation.”


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About jenetsimmons

We are two people that love each other & our sweet baby boy. We love the simplicities in life like sitting outside when the weather is beautiful, going for a drive, snuggling in our jammies. We love our family & friends.

5 responses to “Happy [31st] Birthday, William!”

  1. Jennifer says :

    Happy Birthday William!!! You know, Erick had his 31st birthday right after his health drama too. It was the BEST birthday ever, just because God decided he needed to be with his family a little longer. 🙂 You are looking fabulous, by the way! Lots to rejoice in this summer!

  2. Elizabeth Bae says :

    I thought I was your favorite?!?!?!? haha.. Happy Birthday, Will! Glad you guys had a great day 🙂

  3. Wendy Hilkerbaumer says :

    Happy Birthday Will, It sounds like you had a wonderful one!! I hope you are feeling better and better everyday!

  4. Audrey says :

    Happy Birthday, Will!! Psalm 91 has been a favorite since 9/11. I enjoyed reading it again. You look so well in the picture Will, mama you look like you will be greatful to have this boy! :} And the God of peace be with you. Audrey

  5. Kathy Hanson says :

    I love this post and the great picture that goes with it (worth a 1000 words of joy!)

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