I invited several friends over to celebrate my birthday. After a hearty meal lovingly prepared by the family, I recounted one divine blessing from each year of my life taught everyone the hymn “He Will Hold Me Fast
“. The family presented gifts and others shared encouraging observations about me, such as my habits of investing deeply in people’s lives and pointing out the good in every situation. Our evening ended with a festive “happy birthday” song, during which this photo was snapped, then we gave our guests a ride home. Thanks be to God for another year of life!