Yesterday I joined with several folk from church at the home of our oldest, and longest served, Church member as she celebrated her 100th birthday. It was a happy afternoon, full of love and laughter, cake and conversation.
L has been part of our church since childhood, and has been very active in so many spheres... one of the first 'women deacons-by-any-other-name', she most recently - and until only a couple of years ago - was head of the pastoral team. She is always smiling, always positive, always grateful. She always has good questions to ask and enquires about those she misses now she no longer sees them. She is a great encourager and great host.
It was lovely to share with her on her special day - and I hope that she enjoyed it as much (and hopefully more) as we all did.
Happy Birthday L, may God bless you and your family in celebrating, sharing and making memories.