Tuesday, June 14, 2011

A few thoughts on my day

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Last year on my birthday I received a call from the social security office.  They were calling to let me know that the disability application for my dad was approved.  The application process had been started six months before, and I was beginning to wonder if we would ever hear that news we'd been waiting for.  The timing of it all was beautiful and beyond coincidence- a birthday gift from my Heavenly Father.  It was such a blessing and made turning 28 the best birthday ever- I can't even think of an event or a gift that could top it.  

Today I'm 29.  I love birthdays.  There is something really awesome to me when I think about truly celebrating a life- it is something worth celebrating!  The older I get, the more reflective I become on my birthday.  Each year feels like a milestone as I become myself, as I feel more comfortable in my own skin, as I work hard to be who I desire to be, and as I realize that my little choices everyday are what shape my years.    

Birthdays have changed for me over the years.  The focus has shifted from what I hope to receive to what I hope to feel.  All I want for my birthday is to feel loved.  And with my best friend by my side and three beautiful kids, I feel that way everyday.  That reason alone can help me to live the message above- to start each day like it's my birthday.  To me it means to start each day full of hope and contentment and feeling lifted by others.  I think it's the perfect way to start each day at 29, and I'm planning to give it a go.  Hope you will, too!   

Wishing a happy day to each of you!  Thank you so much for stopping by here at Bee.  Readers are what make a blogger feel loved, and I appreciate all of you.  xo


Hannah said...

Happy, happy Birthday, Christina. What a wonderful post, and I completely agree: birthdays are much more reflective now. (However, I still am pretty excited about gifts... :) )

Hope you have a wonderful day with that darling family of yours! Excited to see you soon.


Carrie said...

Happy Birthday! You should make yourself a chocolate chip cookie ice cream cake;)

Kathryn said...

Happy birthday ♥ enjoy your special day!!

Laura@livingabigstory said...

Aren't June bdays the best?! What a great way to think about birthdays ... the closer I get to 40 (eek!), the more nervous I am. Perhaps if I approached it with more of your attitude?

(btw, I'm visiting from Jocelyn's blog -- I love your quotes!)