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Another year

Holly Friesen on June 6, 2012

I love birthdays! Who doesn't enjoy an excuse for a party and presents?! J It is also a good opportunity to reflect on what God has done in my life to this point and the many ways He has blessed me. This year was no exception and I enjoyed celebrating my day (May 29th). The Lord has truly been good to me! One of the ways He has blessed me is with special friends. I have been surprised and touched by the people who have taken the time to wish me a Happy Birthday and give me a card or a gift. It is so special to have my Ukrainian friends tell me that they are thankful God brought me to Ukraine and to tell me the ways that I have been a blessing to them. I have been challenged to do better at taking the time to do the same for those who bless my life!

This birthday was also somewhat of a milestone – I have celebrated three years in a row living in the same place! That hasn’t happened since I graduated from college! While you never know what God might have in store around the corner - after spending so many years moving around in preparation for the ministry God placed on my heart, it is nice to feel a bit more settled! That being said – I do look forward to celebrating my next birthday with my family in the states since I will be on home assignment. Can’t let too much grass grow under my feet!Birthday cake made by my friend Donna - tasted even better than it looks!Birthday cake made by my friend Donna - tasted even better than it looks!