Wednesday, August 15, 2012

twenty-six {candles on my cake tonight!}

Today is the day, the day {twenty-six years ago} I was born.

The blessings/things I've learned the past year...

I will never stop loosing my cell phone, so I'm learning to embrace it.  Don't fret the small stuff.

Jordyn has been with us 9 1/2 months and it already seems like a lifetime, in a good way of course!  She has most certainly been the biggest blessing I've received this year!  As far back and I can remember I've wanted to be a mother.  She is perfect in every single way.

The little {unexpected} things in life are really the best.  A surprise phone call.  Impromptu girls days.  Bubble baths with wine.  A date night in or out.  A clean car.

Adam, the man that has made my biggest dreams come true.  He always knows what to do and what to say to make me smile.  I am quite certain he was put on this earth to bring the fun out of me.  Every single day we grow stronger and stronger and I'm so honored to go through our journey of life together.

Flea markets and garage sales are some of the greatest treasures of life.

I've also learned that health really is the most important thing.  We went through so much with Murdock's medical issues this year.  When push comes to shove, being happy and healthy really is what matters most.  After many trips to the specialists this year, Murdock is doing so, so much better.  I am so blessed to have him healthy again.  He brings so much joy to our home.

I will never be good at returning phone calls or responding to emails.  Some things just cannot be changed.

Family is awesome.  Period.  My little family, our big families.  This past year I have craved family time more than ever before.  As much as I love spending time with my little family, days that bring our big families together are some of the best!  Shopping days with the cousins, holidays with everyone gathered, and vacations with those that can join.  Best memories ever!  I'll treasure them until the end!

I've learned it's okay to take time off work for family, it's okay to leave Jordyn with friends or family to go connect with my husband, and it's okay to admit that I freaking love our lakehouse!

I've lost some friends this past year, but the ones I've gained are ten times better.  I've grown very close to one that wasn't totally new.  I've gained another that is one of the most important people in my life.  I've learned it's not about the number of friends you have, but the relationship you have with them.  Through the weeding this year, I've found the best of the best.  The ones that help me raise my baby, the ones that pick up where we left off...no matter the amount of time in between, the ones that help and push me to be the best person I can be.

Thank you everyone for the special birthday wishes!  Thank you for the wonderful {thoughtful} gifts.  And most of all thank you for being with me through my journey.  


1 comment:

  1. Awesome post!! Love it. Happy birthday girl!!

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