Friday, February 26, 2010

Ode to My First Shiner

"A birthday is just the first day of another 365-day journey around the sun. Enjoy the trip." ~Author Unknown

This last one has been quite a ride! Here's to the next 365! 32 years ago I came into this world with a black eye. You can imagine all my infant pictures, humorously foreshadowing what was to come. That God of ours, what a kidder! Yes, sometimes the hand you are dealt begins with a black eye. From there it can only get better;) Pictured above: Why Ani is afraid of children:)

Shout Out To: My Mum and Dad. Quyana. Thank You.
And to all you Birkiers and Volunteers (for real this time;) Have Fun Tomorrow!!!
And to Joe back in Hayward "Happy Birthday!"

"Let me tell you what God said next. He said, "You're my son (daughter:), And today is your birthday. What do you want? Name it: Nations as a present? continents as a prize? You can command them all to dance for you, Or throw them out with tomorrow's trash." So, rebel-kings, use your heads; Upstart-judges, learn your lesson: Worship God in adoring embrace, Kiss Messiah! Your very lives are in danger, you know; His anger is about to explode, But if you make a run for God - you won't regret it!" Psalm 2:7-12


  1. Gracias Amiga mia, obviously I've decide to embrace the day/age/moment lol. I'm having some great Cafe de Volcan Poas from my awesome Bunn coffee maker as I type. So greatly am I for you. You gonna come up for Grandma's Marathon or what! Con Todo Amor, Raquel

  2. 'Grateful' I meant 'I'm Grateful for you' apparently not quite enough Cafe De Volcan Poas yet this morning;)

  3. Happy Birthday Rachel!


  4. Hey Kid, As I have always said you are truly amazing!! Belated Happy Birthday to the most awesome student teacher I ever had!!! You have a very special gift!!
    Love Ya' Kid!!!