I have long believed that triple digit numbers are a sign that God is checking in with me, just to say "Hey Marc, everything is going to be alright." So, when the clock reads 12:12 or I get off exit 222, I feel a special sense that someone is looking over me.
I will give you a couple memorable God winks: I was driving home to help my parents after my father's recent surgery and at 3:33 pm I turned the radio dial and heard the song that my father and I danced to at my wedding -- My Girl. I knew then that my dad would have a full recovery - and he did.
Another memorable wink came on Jan 11 (1/11) when I opened an email that contained matthew 7:7 (pretty close to a triple digit). I finished reading the scripture at 1:11 p.m. I AM NOT KIDDING. I printed out the email and have it posted to my computer because I am certain that God was speaking loud and clear to me in the moment.
I really needed these winks over the past year....I wont go on too long, but I did go through some serious post pardum crud after Lily's birth and the God winks, support, laughter and friendships helped me through it.
Well, today is my 33 birthday. Not quite a triple digit number, but close enough. Considering that I might not make it to 111, I'll go with it! I know it is going to be a great year. Lily is an amazing gift everyday. Buck is my heart. And, my wonderful friends and family are daily blessings. I have complete faith that all of the wishes I made while blowing out my candles will come true -- or God will wink me into new directions!
Thanks for all of the birthday wishes!