February 12, 2008

Glorious Celebrations

At approximately 2am this morning I made a significant change in my life. I crossed a threshold. I made the big jump from age 32 to age 33. Yes, today is my birthday and I just love birthdays. It sounds arrogant, and maybe it is but I like the celebration of me. One day out of 365 I get to know that I am special; not a mistake or a bundle of flaws but a beautiful human soul who the Lord of Heaven and Earth gave some thought to and blessed with life.


All right. Now I'm getting a bit sentimental. I suppose what I really like about this being my day is that instead of me taking care of the needs of everyone else, I get to be taken care of. My 14 year old made French Toast for breakfast. My 10 year old gave me a big bag of Dove milk chocolates. My 5 year old's little stuffed cow sang Happy Birthday to me. =) And later my husband will take me whereever I want to go for dinner.


I don't know anyone who actually likes getting old but I love that with age comes wisdom. I am such a different person than I was at 10 or 20. I'm different even from last year, and in good ways too. Lately I have been full joy and pep. I'm sleeping well, eating foods I love and have as much energy as my kiddos. Today is a glorious day. I plan to enjoy it to the fullest.

10 comments:

Nymeth said...

Have a wonderful birthday, Petunia!

Anne said...

Happy Birthday! Have a blessed day!

Trish said...

Have a great birthday! You deserve to celebrate your day.

Jeane said...

Happy birthday! I'm nearly there, myself.

Booklogged said...

Happy, happy birthday, Petunia! Enoy every minute of those feeling good years. I think some of my best years were between 30-35, although 57 is not too bad either. Hope you celebrate all year long.

Eva said...

Happy birthday! I love reading about people who value getting older-it's a good antidote to our youth-centric culture. :)

I love my birthdays when I'm surrounded by loved ones, but I think they can also be more lonely than Valentine's Day if they go wrong.

Carrie K said...

Happy Birthday, Petunia! It sounds like it's started off fabulously! Yum, French Toast. And a singing cow? Awww.

Petunia said...

Thanks everyone. It's been a great day from beginning to end. I hope this feeling last for a while. I am just so happy I could burst.

cj said...

Happy birthday a tad bit late! And how could anyone do better than having a stuffed cow sing happy birthday to them?

cjh

Cath said...

Rather late but a belated Happy Birthday to you, Petunia! :-)