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!



jensays said...


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.

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