A Rare Easter Birthday for Jonathan

Blowing out the birthday candlesEaster lands on March 27 ( which is my son Jonathan’s birthday)
only once or twice in any century, Daddy's Birthdayand this was one of those amazingly rare years. Opening birthday presentsIn fact, Jonathan would have to live to be 177 to experience another Easter birthday, since the next one on the calendar won’t occur until 2157! Happy Family Birthday PartyHappily, Alan and I were there to share this very rare double holiday
with Jonathan and his family. 36th Birthday CakeTo make it even more special, it was Jonathan’s 36th birthday,
which begins the second half of his “threescore and ten”
mentioned in the scripture as a person’s life span:

Talking together“We spend our years as a tale that is told. The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away…
So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.
(Psalm 90:9-10,12)

A present for DaddyIt was an absolutely wonderful day all the way around, Rushing to get ready for churcheven though everybody had to scurry like crazy to get ready for church “on time.” March 27. Easter 2016Actually, we arrived at 9:00 am for an hour-long pre-service prayer meeting, although apparently it had been canceled Apple Cake(being Easter Sunday and everyone needing extra family time).
At least we weren’t late!   🙂     Drawing presents for DaddyAt any rate, it was one of those unforgettably happy days. Lighting the birthday candlesI admire our kids so much! Preparing the birthday partyThey both work like troopers to take care of their kids Opening birthday presents 1and make life both fruitful and fun. Father and DaughterThey are really a team, too, working tirelessly at whatever needs to be done. Baking an apple cakeLinda made a special apple cake that is very labor intensive, Opening birthday presents 2and Jonathan engineered both breakfast and our delicious pot roast dinner.Happy Birthday Party The whole day made me appreciate more than ever the truth of 3 John 1:4:
“I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.”

(Easter is on March 27th only 8 times during 5 centuries:
1701, 1796, 1864, 1910, 1932, 2005, 2016, 2157)

 

2 responses to “A Rare Easter Birthday for Jonathan

  1. Charylene Powers

    A post of celebration – which is wonderful – the apple cake looks amazing – do you happen to have the recipe.

    • I’ve asked Linda, but I’ll ask her again and forward it to you if she gives me a copy (or maybe even post it.) I think it’s an old German recipe. It tastes almost like apple pie.

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