Tuesday, December 4, 2012

It's my birthday ;-)

I am about to climb into bed ... still feeling under the weather and I had a very eventful day.  Today I turned 41.  It seems like I was just getting ready to turn 30 and now I'm 41!  Crazy how fast time flies.  I was overwhelmed with the amount of birthday wishes I have received from people today.  It made me feel extremely loved and cared for.  The most touching one was a card a received from my dad.  He always sends me funny cards, which he did again this year.  However, he wrote a very touching personal message.  I just had to share a part of it with you all because of how special it was:

"It's hard to believe you're 41 ... I mean 29.  Seems like just a few years ago that I was driving your Mom to the hospital.  One of the happiest days of my life.  You have always been a joy to me.  I hope you have a great day."

Aw, how sweet was that!  I have the greatest dad out there.  There has been so much challenge and change over the last year.  Here's the picture I posted on Facebook today, but wanted to share it here too in case you don't "know" me on Facebook.  The picture on the left is my birthday exactly one year ago and the other pic was taken about a month ago.  The amount of gratitude I have today is beyond measure.  Thanks for traveling on this fantastic journey with me.


Martha Kaiser said...

Got a little behind in my reading - happy Belated Birthday!! You have given yourself the best gift there is - a healthy future! Congratulations on a year well-spent and many more to come! Thank you for documenting your journey as encouragement for those trying to follow in your footsteps!

Leigh C. said...

Awesome comparison! Happy belated birthday:)

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