On the eve of my 29th Birthday, I think a wave of emotions, both good and bad, flood my mind and my heart. Birthdays are definetly milestones in ones life, a time to celebrate another year, a time to look back and see how far you've come, and a time to be excited about what lays ahead.
If you had asked me a year ago, if I thought I'd be where I am today. I'd clearly tell you no. I still can't believe how much of your life can change in just one short year. We grow everyday and there are clearly lessons learned with each step you take in this journey called life.
Of course, I will not go into every detail of where this life has taken me, because then, you would be reading for days, ladies, I mean days. But I've become so close to many of you, some who I have let into my heart and soul, in hopes that my life experiences can only help shed some light to what is going on in your life and to just be there for you. And I've realized when you let others in your life, this journey is so much more enjoyable when shared with people. It is somewhat liberating to be able to talk about where you've been, where you are, and where you are going. And the very fact that my life is simply a living testimony of God's love for all of us.
Somedays I wish this life came with a manual to help guide you or to answer your questions much like in the troubleshooting section. Or wouldn't it be awesome if there was a customer service number that was open 24 hours to help you pave your way? Where you could pick up a book, a foot thick, and find the solution to your problem. But it's not like that all. Life was simply meant to be lived, good experiences and not so good ones. The key is to learn from all the lessons of life though. Not to relive the same mistakes over and over again, but to recognize what went wrong, and change your course of life for the better. And to always remember that this life we sometimes take for granted, is a gift. The best gift for any one celebrating a birthday.
I opt to create friendships and share this journey called life with those who allow me to! In other words, I push my way into you all's business! But it is always in hopes that I get to know many of you, and to add a little "sparkle" in this life of mine. I adore people and if I could we'd sit and chat over coffee. So thank you to all that visit my blog on a regular basis, it really means a lot to me. I love the daily dialogue via blog land, adore personal emails, and starting to enjoy talking to you guys via phone!!!
I hope this weekend is filled with lots of love, joy, happiness, and peace in your heart! Celebrate life, birthday or not!
Special thanks to Anna for a wonderful Thursday evening of shopping, a GREAT DINNER , and just time away from the norm. No kids, no work, not even talking about scrapbooking, just a time to get to know one another even more and taking a few steps forward to a beautiful friendship! This is what life is all about!