It is a blessing to celebrate Kim's birthday today (3 December) - she is such a gift to us all and I am blessed to be married to her.
Here is a prayer that I found, which may be a blessing for others who celebrate birthday's soon.
Thank you for all the experience of this past year;
for times of success which will always be happy memories,
for times of failure which reminded me of my own weakness
and of my need for you,
for times of joy when the sun was shining,
for times of sadness which drove me to you.
for the hours I wasted,
for the chances I failed to take,
for the opportunities I missed this past year.
Help me in the days ahead to make this the best year yet,
and through it to bring good credit to myself,
happiness and pride to my loved ones,
and joy to you. Amen.
God bless you today and always,
Living in Grace