Today is our birthday! Yes, today, we are forty-four years old. Thankfully, we have recovered from the
It is a sunshine filled morning and it is crisp, and fall-like. This is our favorite time of year! Everyone is still asleep, snoring
We didn't get a call today from my Mom singing us "Happy Birthday" in Spanish. I remember thinking how corny my Mom was when she did that. What we wouldn't give to hear her
We did my annual "Lets Stare At Ourselves In The Mirror" this morning. Not bad. Not amazing (but amazing in God's eyes, i'm sure....) but not bad. Everything we have works, it still works like it is suppose to, and dang it, we are having a great hair day! Our eyes are still a strong blue, our hair isn't grey (hush, yes, i know i got it colored a few weekends ago!), our skin finally looks like a woman's skin as opposed to a teenager's acne pit, our wrinkles are soft but there and we are still hoping that we'll grow another 4 inches but we really need to give up on that. Loosing weight would make more sense! If it hasn't happened by now, that growing taller thing just isn't going to happen. We'd love longer legs and a
It has been a year of change for us, hasn't it? As we've gotten older, we want (or maybe it's "need") to search to find a purpose, a way to contribute to human-kind. It's not all about us, no matter how much fun that was while it was going on. It truly is more important to give, to love, to take care of others. I wished that we would have figured this out a long while ago...we have found causes that we want to support and get involved in. No more waiting for "someone" to do something; it's up to us, you know.
It's also time to lighten up on ourselves. No more bad mouthing to ourselves, no more negative talk, no more thinking that we are the clueless or stupid or dumb Mommy/friend/person. We have much to offer and the only thing that kind of talk does is get in the way of things we could be doing. Besides, it's not much of an example to Emma to act this way with ourselves.
Continue on the journey of religion that we've started. There is so very much to learn and we are blessed to have so many friends and mentors that we can ask when we get lost in readings of verses or books. So, don't be embarrassed to ask; religion is there to comfort, lead and connect....and it's an amazing search to be on. Remember that not everyone in the world has such freedom so be sure to take advantage of that wonderful freedom.
And so, dear self, Happy Birthday. Continue to play with Emma and forget the dishes till later, sing any time the mood strikes, laugh as often as possible, take time to nurture friendships and enjoy each day.
That's really what it's all about....