Monday is my birthday. Tomorrow. I wasn’t going to tell you all it’s my day. Because I know that this year, people are going to be extra sappy about my day. Because. CANCER. Right? Usually I love birthdays. And I am excited that I get to be on the earth to celebrate it.
I am going to be 34. That means that, by Monday evening, I will have been on the planet for 17,877,466 minutes.
I know. I know I know I know. That there are people who will want to give me something for my birthday this year. Because, cancer. Because the thought of not having birthdays definitely brings birthdays into reality. And in a way, it gives them, at least for me, a new meaning.
If you are someone wanting to give me something for my birthday, I have the perfect gift.
Monday will be made up of 1440 minutes. One thousand. Four hundred. And forty. 1440 individual time slots of just 60 seconds each.
If you have any desire to help me celebrate my 34 years on this earth, please do me this favor. Please. Pray for me. Please take one minute out of the 1440 minutes that will occur on Monday and pray for me. You may pray your own prayer, or you may pray mine. And if you aren’t the praying type, you can send up positive vibes for me. You can think optimistically for me.
This is a totally selfish request. But I believe in the power of prayer. And I believe that God hears prayers. So let’s make some noise. I don’t know if 1440 people will read this post. But if they do, I pray that you might have it on your heart to get your prayer warriors on the line and ask them to join in. 1440 prayers. That’s what I want for my birthday.
If you have your own prayer for me in your heart, please, I ask that you pray that. If you don’t or your wondering what to pray for, here is the prayer I have on my heart:
Thank you for your goodness. Thank you for your care. Thank you for placing me in good human hands. Please be with me as I go through this week and prepare for surgery. Please be with my doctors. The nurses. And all the staff at the hospital to ensure a steady procedure. Please, lord, BLESS us with the most optimistic outcomes. And God, hold my family in your hands as I undergo the day with just you by my side. Lord, I ask all of this as well as that you “Move my mountain”, God. And allow me to be able to hug my children, husband, and family and friends for many many years to come.
I’ve never used my blog as this kind of platform. But today, I feel it’s what it needs to be for me. And for my journey.
So please, take a minute, literally. And pray for me. I know it’s a shot in the dark. But I think it just might work. And if I can get every minute covered, well, that would be quite worth the request.
Much Love, friends.