Friday, January 11, 2008

They say it's your birthday..........It's my birthday too!!

Today is my birthday and what a great day it has been. I turned 35 today, and since I have turned 30, every year is a reflection of what I feel I haven't done yet. This year, however, I decided to focus on the wonderful things I have. I am happy, I am working on a goal for my career, and my family is well and healthy. Sometimes life can't get any better.

I had friends reach out today to say happy birthday, and I thank you all. A special thanks to Christi for the shout out on your blog! I loved it!! I got a surprise at school. A teacher came to my door today and asked to speak to me. When I got into the hallway, the entire third grade sang happy birthday to me. That's Reed's grade. It was so sweet to see my daughter, her friends, and many kids I had in kindergarten doing that. Also, my class sang to me in the morning.

My mother-in-law surprised me this afternoon by having a cake and letting the girls feel like I had a real birthday. Allie really feels it's important for you to have cake and a party on your birthday. She kept saying, "Did you really like your birthday mommy?" She can be so sweet. We went out to eat with the Virginia family tonight and had a good time. I got money from family and plan on spending it on me. (as a mom, you know that doesn't always happen.) My sister surprised me though. I didn't open her present until I was home. It was a Willow Tree navtivity. She has one and I have admired it for a few Christmases. I cried when I opened that one. I may get agrivated with her for still playing "big sister" but she has the best heart out of everybody I know.

So today, I celebrate how blessed I am and want to hold on to that feeling.


ChristiS said...

I teared up just reading that Betsy got you that! How cool! I am so glad that you had a nice birthday! We'll celebrate our birthdays together on TUESDAY!! Woo hoo!

ChristiS said...

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Anonymous said...

I'm glad you had a great Birthday, Robin!!