Happy Tuesday! Happy Birthday to me! I love birthdays! I mean like the joy of a child! I can barely fall asleep on the night before my birthday! Not because I expect anything amazing.. . just simply because I am so excited to be alive! I love birthdays, love to celebrate them, love to celebrate others birthdays…. I just think they are wonderful!
I have to tell how you how wonderful today has already been. Mike is wonderful! I woke up to a balloon filled room, with streamers and balloons in the kitchen. He even did happy colors! Orange and Yellow! Those colors make me feel happy! He is so wonderful and I am so grateful for him.
We had donuts for breakfast, that is a tradition for every birthday! The kids loved them! Emma leaves super early so she missed out and I am letting Charli sleep as late as she would like, so she has not eaten donuts yet either! The kids loved them! And, I did eat three or four!
I loved the balloons in my room! I always blow up balloons and have them on the floor in the birthday childs room, so this is and I have to tell you I LOVE THE FLOATING BALLOONS! Holy cow! I think Mike has given us a new tradition! I love them!
I had a lovely birthday lunch with my sweet friend Ashley, we got to cruise goodwill, and hang out for a few hours on Friday. Mike made my morning so wonderful, I got some beautiful messages this morning….. My heart is full. I think this is just the best birthday ever! I know this sounds so cheesy , but I am going to say it. I never felt like I really fit in anywhere. All throughout my school years, I just never felt like I had a spot in a group…. I am so grateful that now at 38 ! WOW! 38! I feel such love and such comfort with my life. I feel like I have a spot, all of you who are part of my life…. you have given me a spot and I am grateful. Each of you… even if it is just a facebook friend, or a blog friend, church friend, best friend, sibling, all of those give me such strength and I feel loved and accepted. There are no words that can describe what that feels like. When I was younger, I honestly used to pray for friends, for people who would accept me and love me and think I was great just the way I was. I know that can seem odd to some people, but truly, I was bullied in elementary school, I had brain surgery in kindergarten, so my head was shaved for first grade. That was when the bullying started. I remember 8th graders making fun of me, they would laugh and point, call me names when I would get on and off the bus. It really stuck with me for years and years. I didn’t have a lot of birthday parties growing up. I remember one in elementary school, I invited the whole class and I was so excited… two people came Chris Blake and Joey Blyer…. I have never forgotten how much it meant that they came! So now as an adult to feel such love and acceptance from all you is so appreciated. I will never take any of that for granted. I am so grateful for each of you and the friendship we have. Thank you all for being such wonderful, meaningful, beautiful answers to my simple prayers.
I hope you have a wonderful day! Thank you for making my day so wonderful!
DONUTS!!! They are a fun treat! I admit I may have eaten three or four! We usually do bakery donuts, but hey it is a school day, they have to leave by 7:10am, and for some reason… every once in awhile, waxy chocolate donuts are delicious!
Tiffany is home! ( I love when they get home from trips, I don’t know why, I am so happy when they are home again!)
BEST BIRTHDAY EVER!
Marsha calls me Lara! Hey no mom yet, but Lara is great!
HUGE BIRTHDAY HUGS!