This year my birthday will be 09-09-09. With a birthday like that, you just have to figure that this year is going to be big for me. Add to that, that I have spent all of this year 33 years old, and it is no wonder I'm excited. If you know me, you know that I am fascinated with numbers, especially repeating numbers. Don't blame me, blame my mom. She's the one who had me at 11:11pm on 09-09. Certainly she must have even planned the year I was born, 1975, just so the year leading up to my pinnacle birthday 09-09-09 I could be the perfect age 33. How could it be so perfect and not be planned?
Personally I actually think maybe I picked it. I think I already loved numbers long before I came here to earth, and Heavenly Father humored me and let me choose a day and time to be born that fit right into my little bit of quirkiness. Or perhaps, it was even an inside joke between us, or even better, Father new how much I loved numbers, and he, seeing the big picture, personally picked the day and time for me.
That last theory makes it even more interesting that this year truly has been quite momentous for me. Over the last year I have been on a breathtaking spiritual journey, that took flight when I turned my food problem whole hearted over to the Lord for his help. Since then as the pounds melt away, almost 90 so far, I have felt myself growing and learning as never before. My testimony of my savior, Jesus Christ, has grown to levels I never imagined and yet I still feel as if I have so much more to learn.
I have also grown as a nurse, and especially in my journey toward becoming a midwife. I have felt my heart and mind opened and enlightened to know and do things as never before. What a joy and blessing it is to take part in the very sacred, special time in a family's life that is the pregnancy and birth of a new child. I feel like I have finally found one of my main callings in this life. How perfect to become a trusted keeper of birth at 33 years old. Guess when I hope to submit my papers to the midwife licensing board? You guessed it, 09-09-09. How could that be more perfect?
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