In Which I Celebrate the Anniversary of Something Unimportant

Exactly twenty-one years ago, at five o’clock in the morning, a very little girl made her debut on the world stage in a hurry. The scene was set in the maternity ward of the Hutchinson, Kansas hospital. Nurses bustled around the young woman, laboring as she gripped her husband’s hand. “Just wait,” they pleaded. “Don’t push yet!” The regular Doctor was on vacation enjoying Southern hospitality, because no one expects a baby on her due date. His substitute barely made it to the delivery room, whistling a hymn, in time to put his stamp of approval upon the little waif’s arrival. And then, that was that. She’d accomplished her first great task in life—in a rush.

Just a common occurrence in the little hospital. Not even the couple’s first baby. But this birth had a profound influence on my life. I was there. Announcing my entrance into God’s beautiful world with a piercing wail.

It’s not like I’d accomplished anything extraordinary. But I still get ice-cream, presents, balloons and flowers every year—just for that.

Imagine what would happen if I ever did something really outstanding.

7 comments:

Amber Michelle said...

Does this mean I didn't have to get you a present?? Rats! ;-P

On a more serious note...
To say your birth was unimportant is to say you haven't accomplished anything and that your life is worthless... NOT TRUE! (I know that's not what you meant, but still had to say it. :-))

Happy Birthday (again)! ♥ ya!

Theresa Moss said...

Happy Birthday, Abigail!!!

Haha, a *very* cute/creative post. :)

Taffy said...

The day you came into the world, God smiled on us...you are a blessing to us with ur inspirational writing.
Happy Birthday Abigail

lovingcjm said...

Happy Birthday! I hope that you had a wonderful time with your family!

ScribblinScribe said...

Thank you, ladies! I've been SO crazy busy I've not even been online! But hopefully I'll get another post up soon! Thank you for the well-wishes and blessings! I had a GREAT birthday. :)

Jason Plett said...

Happy belated B-Day Scribbler, ahh to be at the golden gate of life again. Enjoy it, it passes quickly.

ScribblinScribe said...

Thanks, Jason! I am enjoying...every minute of it. :)