Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Bittersweet Birthday

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Today I turn 25...
Yippeee... Sigh...

This year is such a bittersweet birthday because on one hand I am a quarter of a century old and quickly realizing that I am getting old fast, while on the other hand I have so much to be thankful for at age 25. This is really the first year that I have not really looked forward to my birthday for the first reason stated. I know I am still young according to most people but its all relative, right. For about a week that is all I thought about when I thought about my fast approaching day but, then, last night while feeding Avery I realized that was such a wrong approach and I really do have so much to be thankful for. So, I thought I would share a few (in no particular order):

1. Being 25
I am thankful to wake up each morning and have a new day to celebrate God's creation.
2. My Health
3. Avery Grace
Having a child opens your eyes to so many things and shows you a love that only parents can feel. I was told this was true, but never fully grasped it until February 5th
4. Jeffrey
He is an amazing husband, provider, supporter, friend.. the list goes on and on
5. My parents and Jeff's parents
We have both been blessed with parents who love and support us each day. We have some wonderful role models in our life
6. My Sisters and Jeff's Brother and of course, my niece Annelise
My sisters are my best friends! We are blessed to have Jeff's brother so close to us also.
I was reminded that I did not name Annie. Of course I thought of her! I guess I just thought it but didn't say it. (Jeff says I do that a lot, lol) I love her dearly and can't imagine our lives without our little "Sideways Rocket!"
7. Friends
I have made some amazing friends over the past 25 years. I know many of them will last a life time! (you know who you are)
8. Jeff's job
These days, jobs are hard to come by, so the security we have in Jeff's wonderful job is a HUGE blessing.
9. Our Home
Because Jeff has such a great job we are able to have a nice home to raise our family in. We do not live an extravagant lifestyle, but we have everything we need plus some.
10. My Talents
God has blessed me with many artistic abilities. I love to put them to use and create little jewels here and there.
11. My Job
I am a stay-at-home mom and I love it! Once again, #8 is a blessing that gets felt in so many ways!
12. Sushi
Yes, a silly one, but so true. I love it and can't get enough. I even treated my self to some for my birthday lunch
13. My Faith
It is through my faith in Jesus Christ that I am able to do everything that I do. He is my Rock!
"For by Grace you have been saved, through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God" Ephesians 2:8


Stori said...

Even if they are in no particular order... I am glad that I came before sushi! Happy Birthday :). So weird to think that little AGG is only a quarter of a year, but that you are a quarter of a century - give or take some?

And yes, I do think you are a little baby :).

Anonymous said...

you forgot about Annelise!


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