6.15.2010

Happy Sappy Birthday to Me!

It's here!  I can't hide it anymore! 

I am THIRTY (I am also THIRSTY if anyone wants to get me a drink)

Let's get serious here for a second: What did you buy me!?!?!?!?!?

I am officially a cougar....married to someone in their twenties (He'll be 30 in two months!)

No tears yet....this is good!  it's still early!

Today, instead of focusing on the fact that I don't have a child yet, I will focus on what I do have:

- I have a husband who loves me and of course worships the ground I walk on! I have been incredibly lucky in love in my life and I am so thankful for that. 

- I am blessed to have an amazing relationship with my parents who are both incredibly supportive and always there to listen. 

- I have fantastic relationships with both my sister and brother and I love it!  My sister has become my best friend (seriously....I wasn't sure we would both survive our teen years together!) and my brother has always been a ray of light in my life! I adore them both!!! 

- I have the greatest grandparents in the world!  My heart is just so full of love for them.  (Here comes the tears!).  I treasure every moment spent with them <3 <3

-MY NEPHEW is the CUTEST kid in the WHOLE world.  No really he is.  I know you are all thinking that I'm just saying that and that your kids or nephews/neices are cuter.  Well they aren't!  It is incredible to me how happy he makes my soul! 

- I have been blessed with two sets of great in-laws. I mean...they made my husband so how could they not be wonderful!  It's amazing to have three families that love you unconditionally! 

- I don't have tons of friends but the friends I have are close and so dear to my heart.  I am incredibly blessed to have my two best friends from high school still in my life...and still as close as ever!  Over the years I have made some strong friendships and I adore what each one of them brings into my life! 

So I can sit here today and cry because my dreams are gone...I won't be a young mom like I had always hoped...I won't have my family complete by the age of thirty. OR-

I can celebrate the person I am now and the people that have helped to make me who I am today. 

I choose to celebrate (with just a little bit of tears....It's better than a little bit of celebrate with a lot of tears!)

So I tonight I will close my eyes and picture how lucky my child will be to be born into such a wonderful family as I blow out my candles....because the truth is ..the longer my child takes to come...the more awesome my family becomes!

NOW LET'S PARTY!!!!!  CUPCAKES FOR EVERYONE! 

13 comments:

jensays said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU.

the 30's are not as bad as some people make them out to be. nothing to worry about, i personally think that women are even better looking and become more confident in their 30's. i should know since i'm very nearly 36!!

(what would jen do)

minname said...

wonderful post... happy birthday to you! :-)

Katie said...

Happy happy HAPPY birthday!!! Enjoy your day and may year 30 bring you wonderful things. :)

Wanna Be Baker said...

Happy 3oth birthday Jenn! I hope you have a wonderful day!

Ana said...

Happy Birthday!!

Michelle said...

Happy Birthday! What a wonderful and positive post!

Jenny said...

Happy Birthday to you!

I hope your birthday is filled with happiness! :)

Josey said...

Happy Birthday! My best friend said 30 was the best year of her life - maybe yours will be too!!!

Ashley said...

Happy Birthday!!

foxy said...

Jenn - I'd love to buy you a drink and celebrate your 30th birthday with you! Its my first visit to you site and I love that you have so many things to be grateful for! I agree, and try to remind myself often that its up to me to choose what I focus my energy on - the good things or the sad things. I've been thirty for 2 years now - its awesome. I feel like I needed to be thirty before I could really take myself seriously. Hehe. I do wish that I could hit pause on the fertility clock, but alas. Great to meet you - I hope that you have a year worthy of many beautiful celebrations.
-Foxy
http://foxypopcorn.blogspot.com/

Suzie-Q T-Pie said...

Happy Birthday!

Mrs. Green said...

Hey!!! Happy Belated Bday! Btw, 30 is the new 20! I am so blessed by your post because I love when people can talk about what they do have and what they are grateful for! That list usually out numbers the negatives. Dont you agree?

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Jen @ After The Alter said...

I was away for your birthday and just catching up on blogs now! Happy Belated birthday I am so sorry this is late! I'm more of a cougar than you! right now my DH is 28! (till November!) lol