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Monday Musings – 18/04/11

One of the Seven Wonders of the World…

Today marks my 52nd birthday.  And no, I am not suggesting that I am one of the Seven Wonders of the World.  However, I am writing this blog from Livingstone, Zambia, home of the famous Victoria Falls where MJ, Stephanie and I are spending the next couple of days.

Yes you read right.  Stephanie, our daughter landed in Lusaka, Zambia this morning on the day of my 52nd birthday.  Immediately, we drove five hours south where we will spend the next couple of days on safari and visiting Victoria Falls.

What a birthday gift, spending time viewing some of God’s greatest creations in the form of wildlife and cascading waterfalls.  But I must say, as great as that is, having my daughter land on African soil after months of separation is hard to beat!  Thanks Stephanie for coming and providing me one of the greatest birthday gifts any father could receive – your presence.

The only people missing are J & J, our son and daughter-in-law.  Jonathan and Julia, you could not be here but thanks for the special delivery of “Mookies” you had shipped on British Airways via Stephanie.  For those who are wondering what a “mookie” is, it is a combination of Reese’s Pieces Butter Cups lovingly inserted into a homemade peanut butter cookie (Julia’s own recipe).  It has become my yearly birthday treat made by my special daughter-in-law.  She even found a way to get it to me here in Africa!  Huh!

Well, as you can see, I am a blessed man!  You can enjoy all the wonders of the world, but nothing takes the place of a loving family.

God of wonders beyond all galaxies, thank you for giving me the gift of a beautiful wife and wonderful family on my 52nd birthday!

Until next Monday…

Don

Taking risks for Kingdom impact!

P. S. Sorry, no pictures.  Forgot the camera cable in Kitwe, and no… I am not going back to get it!

2 Comments

  • Isabelle Slick

    April 19, 2011

    Happy belated birthday to my wonderful and inspiring Uncle! So glad that Steph is there with you and that things are going well. You and Ma taunte Marie are consistently in my prayers, more intensely this past week than ever. Just want you to know that. Love you all so much! Hope you had a blessed birthday!

    Isabelle.

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  • Keith & Linda

    April 20, 2011

    Happy Birthday Bro. The big 50 +2. You do realize that forgetting the camera cable is really one of the first things to go (for a Mann of your age).

    Glad are had a good birthday. So nice that Steph was able to be there with you. Have a great time.

    We pray for you guys daily. Have a great time on the safari.

    Love to all from your older twin brother and sister-in-law.

    Love

    Keith & Linda

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