02 November 2007

fEeL sPeCiaL & LoVed...


I was filled with thanksgiving as this thought was passing my mind... I am special, and loved !!!
Don't you feel that?!!! Well, if you don't I have to tell you that YOU ARE SPECIAL AND LOVED ...
yesterday I was celebrating my birthday, I'm 33 now... Wow, nice age !!!
Many people made me feel special and loved this day... many calls, messages, e.mails and also visits...
Marcia, her brother Junior, the Hurst family,(Denny
, Maureen, Alana and Isaac) and the Farmer kids, Noah and Eden, came from Lisbon... Juran and Nico came from Porto...
Thank you all...you made my day special...

Paula and Spencer Farmer were also on their way when their car failled them 20 Km from the land and wouldn't start...in the end, they were towed back to LIsbon and I picked up the kids on the high-way stop...bummer !!! After being a hero
, this car ended up failing... soooorry Farmers...

I got a call that touched me very much...my (natural) mom who is in Angola...well, moms always touch us in a special way, don't they?!!!she was saying how I was born 33 years ago in the countryside of Angola, in the middle of the war, in an hospital where everyone was too busy taking care of wounded people... it was me and my mom, no one else to assist...I was all dirty my mom said... oh well, what could we expect :-) eh, eh...
But I said trying to hold my tears...well, but I'm here now, and well...and then my mom said what most touched me... "yes, God really wanted you to be born"... Wow, yes, that is the truth... God thought of me even before I was conceived... He created me the way I am...
He protected me even when I was just for few months in my mom's womb and my parents went to some place to abort me coz they thought they couldn't have another child, specially when the situation in the country was not so safe for a child... But God didn't thought it would be a problem...He somehow manage to "disapear" with the woman who would eventually take my life...eh, eh, I like that part...and I'm thankful to my parents that on that moment decided to give up on the idea of aborting me....Finally God did provide a place for me to be born in peace, even in the midst of war... and after for all of us to escape to Portugal well and safe :-)...
I EXIST BECAUSE GOD WANTED SO...
And if you don't know about yourself I tell you : YOU EXIST BECAUSE GOD WANTED SO :-)...
(so, yes, I can't agree with abortion, no matter what the circumstances are...but I'll not extend this issue here anyway...)

I just want to thank God for my life, for the way He created me, for the family I have, for the friends I have, for the Spiritual family I have all over the world...people who are dear and special for me, and who make me feel special and loved so often...


I will just leave here now with a piece of God's Words for all of us:
a part of Psalm 139... THANK YOU GOD ...
" Oh yes, you shaped me first inside, then out;
you formed me in my mother's womb.
I thank you, High God—you're breathtaking!
Body and soul, I am marvelously made!
I worship in adoration—what a creation!
You know me inside and out,
you know every bone in my body;
You know exactly how I was made, bit by bit,
how I was sculpted from nothing into something.
Like an open book, you watched me grow from conception to birth;
all the stages of my life were spread out before you,
The days of my life all prepared
before I'd even lived one day. "


Heather and Colin also sent me this picture all the way from Tanzania :-) Sweet !!!
I love you all ...

5 comments:

steve said...

AppY BuRfdAy 2 Ewe
aPpY bIrThDaY tO yOu
HAPPPPPY BIirrrrthday deeR BabA

HappY BirthinGday tooo YoUUUUUU

:o)

welcome to the 33 club

LadyBird said...

Hello Bá,

Happy Birthday, late...
Congratulations for your 33 Springs!!!
God Bless you.

agata said...

bappy birthada my sunshine sister, I miss you a lot, thinking to come to your farm one day :) are you there now? hugs from poland :)

debora said...

hey Baba

be blessed you beauty one

be blessed with a lot of oil ... from the oilives ;-),

but although with oil from the Holy Spirit thick and dripping all over you ...

Just being annointed day by day with the oil of Jesus ..

the oil who heals .. and which smells soooo good ...

and which is although a blessings to those around you, when they smell the sweet fragrance of Jesus in your life ... the smell of live .. like perfume of live

blessings to you my sister

I send you greetings over the ocean

Debora

Anonymous said...

la Baba...
just read that u´d got ur 33rd b´day so I wanna congratulate &hope u´re enjoying time!
Am enjoying working with Danica at our boarding school..she´s really fund of her studies.
Anke´s more or less fine..she´s missing her cuban boy-friend..but we met him 8weeks ago cause this time I "followed" her&we went to Cuba...crazy country!?
Beijinhos..Sonja "sol" ;)