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Wednesday, March 24, 2010


When I turned twenty-six, I wrote a letter of sorts from the present looking back.

And then when I turned twenty-seven, I again reflected on what my life was all about.

And now, today, I turn twenty-eight.

You know you're getting old when you get birthday money and one of the top things on your want list is a new ruffled bedskirt from Anthropologie.


I read and re-read my old words from last year and the year before. You should read them too. See where my mind, my heart, my life has been.

And where am I now? What am I about?

I'm a dreamer and a do-er and my mind is never, ever quiet. Just as my to-do list is so very far from finished.

But this little life we've got going, we've got a good thing here.

I am full. Full of love and life and opportunity and joy and peace and contentment.

But full with room for more. Does that even make sense?

I am learning how to learn again. Through the eyes of my kids. I am loving life in a way I couldn't possibly do without them.

I am not supermom, though H's birthday invites say otherwise. I am impatient. Disorganized. And easily stressed. At times.

It is not perfect. I am the first to admit.

But it is good. It is so good.

I am a daughter of the King and an earthly father, I couldn't have handpicked myself.

Wife to the best husband out there, oh he is my knight. {Did you know that he completely surprised me this past weekend with an overnight away? I mean, really, I am the hardest person ever to surprise because I never stop asking him questions. It's maddening really. I am sure he wanted to throw his hands up and tell me at least eight times over. Yet I was completely shocked. And he thought of every. last. detail. Why did the Lord choose me for him, because I am the first to tell you, I do not deserve his goodness?}

Stepmom to two kids who get me, who get it and who let me make mistakes and are with me each and every step of this exploratory journey.

And mama to two littles. Two littles who are even better than my dreams ever dreamt. You know when you're a little girl and you dream about your life someday? Oh they are much better than any dream I've ever had.

It is good. Oh it is so good. This little life we have going.

The sun is shining today, the day I turn twenty eight, and just like last year, I count my blessings and continue to thank the Lord for all the lessons, the blessings and the people He has sent my way.

And hope that there are many more to come.


Blogger Jon, Sara, Tyler, and Sophie said...

Happy Birthday dear friend! Here's to today and everyday.

March 24, 2010 at 8:55 AM  
Blogger darcie said...

oh this is sooo beautiful. I got goosebumps reading it!
Happy Birthday Dear Friend.

March 24, 2010 at 9:05 AM  
Blogger Gina said...

Happy Birthday S!!! I hope you have a wonderful day and a great year! Enjoy all the wonderful things in your life as you truely deserve it all!

March 24, 2010 at 9:05 AM  
Blogger Beth said...

Very nice post! Happy birthday!

March 24, 2010 at 10:41 AM  
Blogger LutherLiz said...

Happy Birthday! I hope your day is a beautiful reflection of all the blessings in your life!

March 24, 2010 at 12:25 PM  
Anonymous Dadio said...

Yes in deed another year.....Time waits for no one. Breath in all that love, adventure, and learning.

Happy Birthday
Love you


March 24, 2010 at 2:24 PM  
Blogger Erin said...

Happiest birthday wishes to you, friend!

March 24, 2010 at 5:15 PM  
Blogger amanda said...

happy, happy birthday sweet friend!

March 24, 2010 at 9:12 PM  
Blogger The Fritz Facts said...

A very Happy Belated Birthday! I hope you had the best day.

March 28, 2010 at 9:47 PM  

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