Last week, I had good reason to ponder on some birthday memories since the 7th was my 24th birthday. So much but so little time has gone by. So thoughts filled my mind as I was celebrating the day and weekend at an indoor water park resort. What were my three favorite birthday memories?
- My 7th (GOLDEN) birthday, I had an angel party where instead of musical chairs, we played musical clouds. We used pillows on the floor as the clouds, and that was my only memory of my mom allowing pillows on the ground!! It was a prominent memory since it was the day of my first kiss… from a boy… on the cheek. His name was Elliott, and he was the only boy there since he attended with his cousin, Samantha. My sister dared him to, and he followed through!
- My 10th birthday was Noah’s Ark themed. We had nice weather that November so we did a scavenger hunt that involved finding animals throughout my yard. My mom decorated the coolest cake ever (I wish I had a picture to share it with you). I also remember an abundance of animal crackers.
- My 14th birthday was my first boy/girl party where each person from my class were invited (15 kids). We had so much fun playing football in the yard, tabling each other (bending over while someone is running at you so they topple over your back and onto the ground), and eating tacos in the garage.
These were the best birthdays when I was a child. I wish every child could have as great of a birthday as those 3 days and all the others in between, but that isn’t the case. Some children go hungry on their birthday. Some are homeless or fatherless or motherless. The mission of Compassion International is to make a difference in the lives of these children and give them a chance to have a better daily life and not feel like their life is worth nothing.
I believe in Compassion International full-heartedly. And today, I’m giving you a chance to join me in sponsoring a child. Today is even more special because I have a link for you that will allow you to sponsor a child whose birthday is today or whatever day you click on it! I challenge you to! What a special birthday gift: to be sponsored by someone who CHOOSES to care for that child. $38 a month will provide conversations with your child, food, clean water, clothing, schooling, and a way to learn about Jesus! I promise, you won’t regret it if you sponsor. Click here!
Answer below: What was your favorite birthday memory? Would you like to sponsor a child? If no, what’s holding you back?