Well, I had a pleasant birthday! I woke to mom singing "Happy Birthday" and the dog licking my face. Friends and relatives called to wish me a pleasant day, and I got everything I asked for except a tractor.
Although, I didn't expect one, I just threw the wish out there to see what would happen.
All together, I was reminded of how much I have been blessed and I was encouraged to continue in the faith that I call mine.
17 years is not a very long time, therefore I inevitably have many more years to live, unless the Lord takes me home. So I'll continue to live each day for my Lord, no matter how old I am, and just hope and pray that somehow He will be able to use me.
In the mean time I am sure to enjoy being 17! :)