it's my birthday today.
i turn 29 for the first time. ;)
now, i'm a person who loves celebrations.
holidays are huge
anniversaries are a big deal
and i'll take any excuse for a mini-party:
it's your first taste of creme brulee? let's have a toast!
that kind of thing.
i find myself wishing that i could go back to the simpler days of elementary school, when your mom brought in cupcakes on your birthday and you sat in the middle of the room on a lilypad being worshipped while your classmates sang your praises and enjoyed the spoils while everyone truly celebrated you being born
and for a moment, time stopped.
birthdays are so sacred for me. probably too much so.
it's the time when, every year, i get to take a moment and think,
hey, i was born. i'm here. i'm doing it.
and celebrate my life.
life is always worth celebrating, i think.
even though i am exhausted today
and my big birthday plans consist of driving back to San Antonio
and taking Waylon to the dog park
and doing laundry
Nick, bless his heart, is on call for Orthopedics
and got called in to the hospital so many times he finally just decided to stay there
so he may not be up for much celebrating when he gets home from work tonight.
but that's okay.
life doesn't always stand still or go in slow motion for us to celebrate it
in fact, in my experience, it rarely does. if ever.
so you have to celebrate its ordinary moments
and make them special
because that is truly the stuff of life
and i don't want to miss it because i was looking for fireworks.