Monday, May 23, 2011
Counting on My Birthday
Anyway, it was my birthday once upon a time. Er, today I mean.
And so far, I've accumulated lots of stuff, like
33 years' worth of breath, nearly
11 years of marriage, with
2 opposite people making
1 whole family. Also,
2 tiny people who own
6,553,902 toys between them, yet scatter those toys through
1 living room,
1 back yard, and under
3 different beds. However, we own
0 cats and
0 gerbils, hamsters, or guinea pigs. We also own
0 fish, because I'm neurotic like that. In
33 years, I've attended
3 colleges, studying
3 different majors, but earning only
1 actual degree (and prayerfully, hopefully, eventually
1 more degree within the next
2 years). I've been home with my kidlets for nearly
2 years already, and while it feels like it's only been
2 days, my kidlets are determined to grow up.
Before I know it, they'll be
18. But not today, on my birthday.
5 and almost
2, and I am blessed to be wife and mother and daughter with
2 lovely sisters,
2 sweet nieces,
5 tough nephews, and a whole perfect lot of in-laws and friends.
Clearly, all these things add up to
1 blessed woman -
Overwhelmingly undeserving, yet so intensely grateful.
The birthdays just get better and better, friends.
Trust me on that,