I would like to be the first one here at CB to wish my friend and brother-in-Christ, Kirk M (@blessings2you) (better known as "B2Y") a very blessed and happy birthday so I am going to post this blog a tad bit early. LOL! His birthday is on Sunday, January 16. Alison Stewart (@kiwibird) says I am an honorary New Zealander and Shani Matthews (@shanijane) says that I am an Oceanian. It is already January 16th there. Come to think of it, right now it is the 16th in the UK where Joyce Bethy Ferguson (@bethy) resides as well as on the eastern tip of North America where Christopher Quek (@arisensleeper) is. Hmm... it may even be midnight for Billy Beard (@billyb) by the time I post this blog.
B2Y has been an active member here at CB for a long time although not quite as long as me. Come to think of it, not nearly as long as Marsha Tyler Ronquist (@kraftykatz), Linda Young (@savedbyegrace), Raynard Shellow (@iraqivetsgtret), Rob Henson (@greybear) and especially John B. Abela (@abelajohnb)! Despite his "youth" here at CB :wink:, he has published more blogs than anyone else here at CB. I am not certain if he was the first to break 100 blogs but I do know for certain that he was the first to break 200, 300, 400, 500, 600, 700, 800, 900 and then 1,000 blogs. To me, and I know to a number of you as well, they are not just words put down on a page, they are blogs which have been a "blessing2you".
To many of you, Blessings2you is just some guy who writes a lot of blogs. That is all you know about him. I on the other hand, like a few others here at CB, have had the privilege of meeting this man face to face. My husband and I have had the pleasure of visiting B2Y and his wife Beth M (@Blest) at "The B2Y Ranch" on several occasions and he has visited our home as well.
When you step out of "cyberspace" and meet someone in the "real world" you always wonder if you will "recognize" that person meaning are they the same in real life as they are in cyberspace. Suffice it to say... I recognized B2Y.
B2Y, you have been a blessing to me and my family. You have blessed CB, not just what with your blogs but with your financial support. You always have. You have a true heart for CB.
Newcomers who might come across blogs you wrote back in the winter/spring of 2009 might have no idea just how ill you were but some of us know. Despite your health, you have prayed for people, visited people in their homes and tried to truly be a blessing to them.
You alerted the CB community to the fact that I was in ICU fighting for my life back in December 2009 after my husband called you and I know you and your wife faithfully prayed for me and my family. Thank you!
Many people will say they are a friend and brother but it goes no further than that. Thank you for truly being a friend and brother!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!! :birthday:
May the blessings of God be upon you now and forevermore!
I am deeply humbled and uplifted by this blog. I cannot believe anyone would write a blog about me, but since it is here; Thank You!
I pray that God continues to allow me to fulfill my mission which was and continues to be that I can be a Blessing 2 YOU.
Thank you again for the blog and the warm birthday wishes.