This is what I saw when I walked into my living room this morning. I think my sweetheart of a husband must have stayed up until 2:00 a.m. doing this. I did a little stumble back when I saw it. When you see something like this, you can't help but to feel loved. It reminds me just how very blessed I am. I always know that I am blessed, but sometimes I forget "just" how very blessed I am.
Rowan had left is DS open on my chair, and this is what it said.
As you may have guessed, birthdays are a big deal at our house. Who am I kidding, everything is a big deal at our house. When someone has a birthday, it becomes like a holiday. It is nice to be on the receiving end of it.
Here's the thing about my birthday, I forgot that it was my birthday. As a kid I had it counted down to the minutes. When anyone asked my age, I would tell them in months and sometimes even into the minutes. Now, it's not really a big deal. I do not dread it, it doesn't matter because I'm going to gain that year whether I like it or not. Like so many things in my life, it simply is. The kids were amazed yesterday when they were talking about my birthday and I told them that I had forgotten it. "How could you forget your own birthday?" They asked with disgust. I would never forget anyone else's birthday because it involves work for me, I have to keep things organized. I have been so busy this week with other commitments that it just slipped my mind, precisely because I did not have to anything to prepare for my own birthday, I just had to wake up.
So to sum this all up, I have not received any physical gifts yet today, but the best and biggest gift was the gift of love ( I know I sound sappy and your are holding back a mouth barf right now). I make it my job to make sure that everyone in my family is well cared for. I do extra little things for them to remind them of my love. I am not going to be humble on this one, I work really hard at being a mom (and a I work a bit at being a good wife). I really put my back into it, so to speak. When I wake up and have a big fuss made over me, it tells me that they notice my sacrifice. I hope that you are all good and jealous!