Actually, it’s my birthday, too, and, if you head over here, this sweetie miracle celebrates today, too! Please keep them in your prayers.

I’m 37, if you must know. But for me, age is just a number. It doesn’t bother me. I actually am enjoying the process because each year as I grow in the Lord, I learn a whole heck of a lot more than what I thought I knew, say in my teens and early twenties. I was born in Toledo, Ohio. I was 5 lbs when I was born…the only time in my history I’ve been ‘under weight’. A middle child, loving my big sis, Ashley and little sister, who we lovingly call ‘Danar’. I am so blessed to have the parents that I do! I can’t rave enough about my husband and kid (if you never noticed…)! My grandparents ROCK! My aunts, uncles, and cousins are great! I have three handsome nephews and two beautiful nieces, with another niece on the way in April and I’ll find out if it’s another niece or nephew tomorrow with my little sister, arriving in May! I have the very best in-laws known to man…like, we are actually all friends! And, speaking of friends, my life is full…I am very humbled to be able to call all those I do, my friend.

If it’s your birthday, too, I pray that this new year of life for you is filled with wonder and awe. I pray that if you don’t know the love God has freely offered you in Jesus that this year will change all that and you’ll begin on an amazing love affair you never knew possible. If you do know God but have lived in constant disappointment with the way He works and how it doesn’t line up with your plans, I pray that your heart would be softened to see that His plans are good, they are to prosper you and not harm you, give you hope and a future…it just may not look like you would have imagined, but take it from me, it can be more beautiful than you ever dreamed…

Happy Day!



20 Responses

  1. hey girl! I’ve been following your blog for a while now and just wanted you to know how much I love it. i’m a semi-newlywed (when does my time run out?)and you have ministered to me in ways only God knows. Happy happy Birthday too! Noah and Em are so very very fortunate to have parents that love them full force. your children are gorgeous and i pray that peace finds you today as you enjoy your birthday. love, lindsey

  2. Happy Birthday, Adrienne!! I pray that your day is as special as you are. Enjoy every minute.

    Thank you for Noah’s blog; your words are definitely lead by the Lord. I appreciate your honesty and insight. Love you all!


  3. Happy Birthday Adrienne! It would’ve been my Grandpa’s Birthday today too. It is also my stepdad’s birthday. I love reading your blog and I love your soul. Keep inspiring us. You do such a great job! I also love your music choices! I have to write them down so I can get them too!

  4. Happy Birthday, Adrienne! (Elvis huh? Who knew!) Today is my Julia’s (JuJu) 7th B’day too.

    You are a blessing to all of us. Erika 🙂

  5. Happy Birthday!! I’ll be 38 on the 23rd and have to say a big “Amen” to everything you wrote.

    I pray you have an amazing 37th year!

  6. Dear Adrienne, i can’t believe that it has been 37 years since I went into the hospital to have you! You were supposed to be born on about Jan. 1st….but my doctor was on vacation, so I prayed that you wouldn’t be born til he got back! WOW!!! It worked!!! You were 5lb.13oz. and you had lots & lots of curly hair….you looked a LOT like Noah! No wonder he was so gorgeous. It was my privilege and honor to bring such a wonderful woman of God into this world. Love, Mom xoxoxo

  7. Happy Birthday Adrienne!!
    I hope that you have had a wonderful day.
    Thanks for all your wisdom and the way you just lay it out on the table! ….you really keep me in line!
    beth in brighton

    ps, I am so looking forward to the well next week, I am bringing a couple of friends 🙂

  8. Gosh, i just love your truth in how you speak! It is uplifting! Happy Birthday to a beautiful woman! I am so thankful you are my friend. Love you lots and wishing you many blessings this year! I did celebrate another birthday today… my bro-in-law. We ate a wonderful chocolate cake… thinking of you today!
    Love Steph

  9. Ade,
    You are a true inspiration. I have alwys admired your strengh and courage. Love you and Happy, Happy Birthday!!


  10. And P.S…. 37 is Soooooooo young. You are a beautiful young woman with many more awesome years to come. Love you Ade – love you so much…Clara

  11. OK, one more comment. Ade, you have been such an inspiration. We all fell in love with Em when she was born and loved Noah the minute he was conceived. I still think and dream about Noah and wonder why he had to leave you so soon (I’ll tell you more about the sweet dreams I’ve had about him.) The one thing I know for sure is that you are an amazing mom to Em and your were an unbelievably amazing mom to Noah. For that reason, it is my prayer that you and Jason will continue to have children. It is my prayer because I can’t image a more amazing mom and dad than you and Jason. You guys not only helped to bring me to Christ but also led so many others down that same incredible path. Ade, keep doing what you do. You are an amazing woman who has brought an amazing amount of joy to all you have encountered. I love you Ade and appreciate all you have done and all that you stand for. xoxoxooxoxoxooxoxo, cb

  12. Happy Birthday a day late! I was incapacitated with a horrible headache, but am better today. Your blog was one of the first I ever read.

    Thank you for sharing your journey with us. You are a blessing to me.

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