Today is my birthday and I have come to realize a few things that have changed in my thirties.
I really don’t want and need people making a big deal for my birthday. After all the things have been through in my life, I am just happy to be standing and alive to see another birthday. I don’t need all the presents and don’t have the need to throw a big party. I am happy being home with my family on this special day!
My daughter came home today and handed me the cutest birthday card that she made. She also promised that since it was my birthday that she would behave and listen all night to me and would not give me a hard time when it was time for her to go to bed.
Honestly, she was so cute (and very serious looking) when she was telling me this. But that right there was the best birthday present that I could have received, the card and the fact that she recognized that she should probably cut mommy a little slack since it was my birthday.
All and all I had a great day at work! I refused to let my clients stress me out! My boyfriend got me a great gift certificate to my favorite Sushi restaurant and walked into several voicemails at work from friends and family singing and wishing me a happy birthday.
This birthday put a lot of things in my life in perspective. It was a reflective day in which I thought about the things that I was truly thankful for, all the thing that I had been through and that God carried me through. I wanted this to be a positive day because for the last couple of years since my divorce December was always a tough time for me for various reasons, but this year I refused to let it get me down!
I am truly blessed to have the friends and family that I have. They made me feel very special today and that makes it a great birthday!!!