Today marks my husband’s 64th birthday! So, I take this opportunity to wish Nick a very Happy Birthday. Have you ever wondered why we mark birthdays as a time to celebrate the passing of another year? If we gave it some thought, a birthday means that we have one less year to live on earth. We have one less year to accomplish our goals. Yet, birthdays are meant to be celebrated. Why? Because it is a very good way to show love to those we hold most dear. It’s a day to place a loved one upon a pedestal; to show that person how much they mean to us.
As humans, we are born into families. Families act as our nucleus for love. Within families, we learn not only how to receive love, but to how to give love in return. God created humankind to live in community with each other, making us social beings yearning for love. The love that we extend to our family and friends is an extension of the love that God has for each of us. When we show our love for our family and friends, we show our love for God.
Birthdays and Love Go Together
So, today, I express my love for Nick. I’m thankful for the years I have been blessed to know and love him. And I can’t close this post without saying what I have been waiting to say for the past 40 years. In response to a question from an old Beatles song, “Yes, Nick, I still need you and I will still feed you, now that you’re 64!
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