The angel of the LORD encamps all around those who fear Him, and delivers them.
- Psalm 34:7
Yesterday I turned—shhh!—51. Lots of birthday wishes, birthday blessings and birthday angels came my way.
From my daughters, who surprised me with early-morning gifts, including a leopard-print summer scarf and a leopard-print house key (and it works!).
From all five of my siblings, who sent hilarious texts (I’m the oldest and they love to remind me).
From colleagues, who poked their heads into my office, stopped me in the hallway or sent emails.
From my boss, who excused my late arrival to work due to the morning’s festivities.
From friends—some I haven’t seen in years, some I’ve never even actually met—on Facebook.
And, best of all, from more than a few of you, who somehow learned about this birthday of mine, and remembered, just because you love Angels on Earth. You are my birthday angels!
Colleen Hughes is the editor-in-chief of Angels on Earth. She's been at Guideposts for 20 plus years, and lives in a Hudson River town with her two daughters and two cats.