I thought I’d take a minute to post a personal blog entry since yesterday was my 41st birthday!
A few facts about me-
I was born on Friday the 13th. I’m not superstitious.
I was born in St Paul, Minn in the midst of a winter storm. I hate snow. (I don’t know why but I do!)
I am the oldest of 3 girls. I love my sisters! I am fascinated by birth order.
I have 2 wonderful kids. I think my husband is still hot and I am still in love with him after 16 years of marriage. I know I am lucky!
I am passionate! I use exclamation points a lot because I am truly exclaiming something! Passionate people have our up and downs…and we are extreme, but we do keep things interesting! God is rescuing me from the “anger” end of passion!
I am the same size person on the inside even though my outside fluctuates.
I’m impulsive and “GO” too fast sometimes. My husband is polar opposite. God has a sense of humor.
I send emails then proof read them. ???
I like a little coffee with all different flavors I like to enjoy with it.
The answer to your question, “Have you read…” is usually going to be “No.”
Things I’ve learned in 41 years-
I knew everything about everything 20 years ago-I guess I’ve forgotten it all now!
You should get your paper towels down before you wash your hands!
The best investment is friendship.
Car crashes make loud noises that echo in your head for many years.
Life may start at 40 but it sure didn’t hurt as much before.
No voice ever proclaims “You have arrived” in real life. (although I do sometimes hear “when possible make a legal U-turn!”)
People have time for what they want to have time for.
You have to touch the toilet seat whether you’re putting it up or down, so we women need to give the men a break on this one.
“Busy” is not the answer people are looking for when they ask “How are you?”
Beds, kitchen sinks, and moms set the tone of any house. Messy beds, messy sinks, messy moms set the tone of any house.
One day your kids will tie their own shoes. One day they may even tie yours for you.
God’s plan is better than mine. God’s plan is better than mine. God’s plan is better than mine (I’m still learning this one)
Diet Coke consumption makes Image Stabilizer a MUST on all lenses!
The rebuke of 1 true friend is worth more than the applause of 1,000.
Marriage is work. It’s fun work, but it’s work, none the less.
The job of mom sometimes has a delayed paycheck.
Sarcasm is the least intellectual form of humor. But- it is still funny.
We need to be careful of how we judge our moms when we’re young. We do become them.
Artists are artists without good equipment. Good equipment doesn’t make one an artist.
We should be more introspective. That will keep us busy so we have less time to judge others.
You can always find someone worse than you. You can always find someone better than you. Comparison is the thief of joy.
Someone should invent a “grammar check”. Spell check is sometimes useless without it.
God is good. God is funny. God is wild. God doesn’t share my American dream. God is all.
And I’d like to end my birthday blog with a few things I’d love to say if I ever had the courage:
“Super Size it!”
“I only have TWO children and that’s HARD TOO sometimes!”
“It’s NOT fair!”
“I own a Taylor guitar, would you like for me to do your wedding music?!”
“If you don’t want me to say ‘Merry Christmas’ how bout ‘Happy Birthday Jesus!’ ??”
If you are still reading this blog, congratulations-I would’ve scrolled down to the photos many sentences ago.
I am… as some of you know all too well, the chief of all sinners…I am prone to wander…in need of grace…redeemed by Jesus alone, who is the greatest gift ever given. I am free!