Yes, it’s my birthday. No, I can’t believe another year has flown by and yes, time just seems to go faster and faster and all that cliché-sounding stuff that it turns out really is true.
I’ll steal some age-perspective from my birthday buddy Rachel (who is a whole 3 days older than I am) and tell you that so far, 37 feels an awful lot like 36. And that’s a very good thing.
Since it is my birthday, I am going to be bold and make a request of you, my dear sweet readers who have stuck with this DB.com spot through the years and many changes …
Today, my 6-year-old niece is entering the hospital to begin a regimen that we all hope and pray will resolve a serious medical issue she’s suffered from since she was a baby.
This hospitalization and ongoing treatment will be a great trial for her and her family, but we all do hope and pray that it is the answer we’ve so long sought.
Will you say a prayer for B. today?
Please pray these beautiful words from The Blessing of a Sick Child from the Collectio Rituum (1954):
O God, by Whose help all things grow to maturity and, once grown, are kept strong, stretch out Thy hand over this, Thy young servant, B., in her sickness, that she, having regained her health and strength, may grow up to full womanhood, and unfailingly offer Thee a loyal and pleasing service all the days of her life. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.