Apr 15, 2015

It's My Day!

So today is my birthday.  Not just any birthday though, today I am 40.

Funny Birthday Ecard: Like a fine wine we get better with age... or rather, we feel better about our age with lots of wine! Happy Birthday!

Age has never bothered me, and 40 really doesn't bother me either.  It does freak me out to remember my parents being 40 and thinking that 40 is SO far away for me...sigh.  I had a wonderful morning with my family, I got completely spoiled with clothes and jewelry (and I'll have you note that the shoes they got me, my 14 year old wore to school today.  Crazy how they fit her perfectly!!).

I want to take a few minutes to really be in the moment though....I absolutely hate how people will say, "I'm so blessed!" all the time.  Drives me freakin nuts.  But I will say that I am sure glad that God brought me down the path he did.  I did not make very good choices in my past, and I am SO thankful to Him for where I am.  I have these, amazing, beautiful, full of personality and sass girls to call my own.

I pray every.single.day that God would direct Brad and I in how we are to raise them.  So far so good, only a lifetime left...:)

And this guy?  Seriously don't know how I got him.  He is the most loving, supportive amazing man.  I love spending time with him, he makes me laugh like no one else!  There isn't a day that goes by that I don't thank God for him.

The last year I have really learned a lot about myself.  I learned that I can push my body to a place I never thought it could, and I have learned that life doesn't need to be perfect.  My house doesn't need to look like Pinterest, my kids don't need to be involved in every activity under the sun and it's ok for me to take some time for myself.  There are definitely days when I feel like I'm not doing enough, or I should be up all night making the perfect crafts or homemade treats for school, but then I stop and remember.  Life is not about that, it's about playing volleyball outside with your kids and laughing hysterically.  It's about cranking Pitbull in the van and dancing which completely embarrasses your 14 year old.  Life is about the laughter.

I can say that I feel like I am much more in the moment these days...sitting back and watching my girls do life.  Last night we were outside and Rachel was trying to teach me to serve overhand, finally after the 50th time and still not getting it right I said, "I quit!".  Rachel looked at me and said, "giving up is not an option, you keep trying until you get it."  Whoah, she DOES listen to me!

So anyway, raise your glasses, and cheer the life God gave you!


Katlin Smith said...

Happy Birthday! I hope you have a wonderful day!!!

Goodbyebreadandcheese said...

Happy Birthday! I have one more year before 40 and the hardest part is I remember thinking my parents were really old when they were over 40. It doesn't seem so old now!