There’s something interesting and special about my birthday.
When I was a child growing up with my siblings our birthdays were never celebrated. Not because it wasn’t of importance but because we all grew up impoverished. I look back and laugh out loud because not only was my birthday never celebrated, but our mother had this tendency to sometimes forget or mix our birthday months and years. It was hilarious but that’s what happen when you’re a single parent with a quiver full. God bless my wonderful mama!
The funniest thing is, not so long ago I took a good look at my birth certificate and noticed that the “year I was born” was not the same “year I was registered”. Very odd, right? I called up my mama who clarified the matter. She told me that back in her day she was unable to get me registered because she didn’t have the money to pay at the time for my registration of birth. That’s due to the fact that I was born at home. As it so happens, I was registered two years after I came of the womb. I laugh whenever I think on it, because sometimes I think God wants to humor me. When I think about the many ODD things about my life, I praise God for them. He knows best.
With that said, as I got older, deep down inside, I would desire for and hope for my birthdays to be celebrated. But the fact is I was away from home and had no one to truly celebrate with me. Which brings me to the point of why I wanted to share this birthday story of hope with anyone who ever had a desire or a hope buried deep down. I encourage you to keep hoping and praying, don’t give up!
One day in January of 2002 I wrote down my New Year’s goals and my dreams. I was reading of how The Lord instructed Habakkuk to write down the vision (Habakkuk 2:2)
“And the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it.” So, I decided to write mine as well. One of my dream was to receive a HUSBAND as a birthday gift. Crazy right!? I wrote it down and I started to pray and make preparation to receive my birthday gift.
Come October every single year from 2002 I’ve being expecting my gift to arrive. On my birthdays every year, if I was home I would wake up and thank the Lord, get dressed, go to the photo studio and take some pics. Then I’d go to one of my favorite restaurants like Applebee’s; buy myself a nice meal “while I wait with expectancy”. I made sure to look my very best; after all, I didn’t know when God would decide to send my present. When I get done, I would walk down the street with a big infectious smile on my face. Once I got close to home, I’d go to my favorite flower shop and buy myself a nice bouquet of flowers. I got home and vase it and I’m still smiling because I believe that God has not forgotten his daughter’s birthday.
Please note I did this for 13 years. The 12 years I waited God was preparing for one of the best birthday present I’ve ever received. So if there are things you’ve being praying and believing God for don’t give up on them because God has not forgotten you my dear ones.
In 2012, God had made special arrangement for me to receive this special gift but I still wasn’t completely ready. The package was hand-picked and ready to be delivered but He had to make sure I was completely whole and completely ready to receive it.
In January 2013, I wrote down my goals and dreams, as usual, and continued to pray and exercise my faith over them. And drum roll everyone… On April 7, 2013 at 6:20PM to be precise, while I was sleeping I was awoken and nudged by my heavenly Father who instructed me to go and receive my birthday present in the person of Jacob Nimocks! He was well packaged, signed, and delivered to Kacey in New York. Full story coming in my book.
Dear ones, dearly beloved, God can do anything. Do you believe he can? He knows where you are and what you have need of. TRUST IN GOD AND TRUST AND WAIT. He’s faithful.
Please remember that, “The Lord will perfect that which concerneth you: thy mercy, O Lord, endureth for ever: forsake not the works of thine own hands.” (Psalms 138:8).
Your sister in Christ.💕
P.S. by the way guys, the gift came six months early but right on time.