Birthdays are special. This one certainly was. Of course, receiving my book at the same time and recalling my clear CT scan has surely put this one over the top. But I am reflecting tonight about how special our birth day is. God planned the day that I would be born; it is a special day. He knew who my parents would be, who I would grow up to be and the special plans He has just for me. I am part of a family and tonight we celebrated together. However, part of my celebration tonight is a gratefulness to God for who I am and have become because of His love for me. My earthly family is a big one; but I am part of an even bigger family than that. I am a part of the family of God.