So, today is my 35th birthday. Now, I must be honest, I am not one to get all worked up over the years nor really that excited about birthdays. I mean, after 16 and 21, they all started to run together.. :) I was not bothered by the big 3-0, nor am I bothered by 3-5..... At the same time, I am at a point to reflect on where I have been, where I am now, and were I see myself going.
I thought about listing 35 blessings I have or have had.. but really, there are so many I am not sure where to begin.
You see, I am living a very different life than I grew up experiencing, I am doing things I never thought I would do (firstly being a stay at home mom, among others), and am pondering what comes next for us... (no, I am not talking about baby number 3). I am not always content, but I am always happy. I am not the picture perfect mom, but I do my best and I love my children with everything I have. I know I am not always as patient with them or Kyle as I would like to be (a constant source of prayer...), but I know when to step back and breathe. Compared to others, I probably lead a boring life, but it is mine and I love it.
But I am not comparing myself to others. Life isn't about comparison (that is how we get into conflicts).
In 35 years, I have seen a lot, accomplished many things that I am proud of, and made many friends. I know my journey is not over and that there is a lot more left to do. I know that each day I need to be thankful for the moments and blessings. I plan to live a lot, laugh more and love mostest!!! :) Really, what else can we do?
So, I was hoping to put these photos into a collage, but as you may have seen on my previous post, I am PSE illiterate..so, here are some pics of my recent card making adventures thanks to my Cricut Cutter....
OK, so I bought PSE 8, figuring it would not be that hard to learn.... Now, I do not consider myself a computer wiz, but I feel pretty confident using most common programs. However, I am unable to figure out even the most basic things in this silly program. I even have a hard time getting photos to open. Seriously, am I getting too old? Thats it. I need a class. I know, a lot of friends have told me they can help me.. but there never seems to be the time to just sit down and play. AND, i dont even know what to ask or where to begin. So, now it is the time to take a class.
I am a stay at home mom who has two beautiful girls that make me laugh and cry at the same time.. making each day and moment surprising and special. I share these moments with my husband who keeps me entertained and grounded as we enjoy each day.