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Happy Anniversary & Other Such Things

Today is my wedding anniversary!! First, I’ll say that it’s a day worth celebrating. Four years ago today, I pledged my everlasting love to my now hubby in front of God and many of our family members and friends. It was a beautiful day, both due it being one full of love and weather wise as well. Joyous definitely describes our wedding day.

Over the last four years since we said, I do, and even before then, we’ve faced a lot together. We’ve lost loved ones, faced financial issues, dealt with illnesses and injuries, and other things that have put strain on us. We’ve also laughed, enjoyed lots of time with friends and family, experienced great things, and created many amazing memories. Throughout the good and bad, here we are, still standing together. That’s what a team does, sticks together through it all.

So yes, for my hubby and I, today is definitely a day worth smiling about. It’s also my friend Ashley’s birthday. I remember telling her when the date was set that it fell on her birthday, wasn’t sure how she’d feel about it. She told me she was honored to share her special day with us. Yay! So today, I also say, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ASHLEY!!! I hope today is full of joy and love for you, dear friend!!

I’m sure today is special for others as well. Others are likely celebrating their wedding anniversaries and birthdays. I am willing to wager that it’s also a day for signing paperwork to get keys to their new home, starting/started a new job, made a big move, started dating, stopped smoking, and more. Today is a day for many to smile and I’m happy to share in this joy with all of you.

Today is also likely a day that’s hard for some. Some lost people they love, lost jobs, got into a life changing car accident, found out they’re ill, and other heartbreaking things. My heart weeps for those that hurt today. I know that while we celebrate today, others aren’t, that others have reason to be sad. Life goes on around us, through the good and bad we face, others do their own thing.

Today too, my son has court for some poor decisions he’s made. It is hard to watch my brilliant son throw his future to the wind. He’s starting to see he wants so much and he needs to make some changes, but he’s still being stubborn, fighting it some. I hope he gets a wake-up call and starts to really fight for his future. May today end up being the beginning to a brighter future for him.

No matter what today is for you, I hope you find some joy. Even if today is sad, it brings hard times, may you find at least one reason to smile. If not, if it’s just too hard today, maybe tomorrow? My thoughts and prayers are with the world today, all who struggle, mourn, and worry. It’s also with those who laugh, smile, and celebrate. Whatever today is, at least it is. We’ve been given another day and that is cause to celebrate.

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Birthday Celebrations Are NOT Just For Kids. ;)

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I turn 35 on the 18th of this month and I find that I am just as excited for my birthday as I was when I was a kid. Some argue that when you become an adult that birthday parties should be a thing of the past. Some feel that there just isn’t a reason to celebrate like there was when you were a child. I disagree and in fact, I feel there are many more reasons to celebrate. I have a handsome son who is so intelligent, talented, witty, and someone I am so proud of. I finally have a good relationship with my mom and now my dad and I are talking more as well. I have such amazing aunts, uncles, cousins, and still have two very loving grandmothers. I have five awesome nephews and one incredibly adorable niece. I have the most wonderful boyfriend on the planet and thank God for him every single day. I have a job, a place to call home, a working vehicle, and so much more. I am doing something with my writing, have a beautiful voice that I am finally brave enough to use, and am doing more with my photography. There are so many things in my life worth celebrating. And, I also feel that I am a person worth celebrating too! Also, I love spending time with my friends and family. The most special part of my birthday is being able to bring so many people I love together and in that time, we can celebrate life and love. Over the next week, I will get to see family and friends and this makes me happier than any present could ever make me. I think that you’re never too old to celebrate your birthday; it’s just that the celebrations change as we get older. ❤

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