Happy Birthday to Me!
Actually it was yesterday...which was 17 minutes ago, but who's counting?
Exactly. Who's counting? My mother-in-law brought the traditional cinnamon rolls over this morning (she does it for all our birthdays) and asked how old I was. I had to stop and think...for a good 2 minutes. When I reached my mid 30's I quit keeping track. I mean, what's the point after that? It's just a number after all.
My favorite part of the day was when my visiting teachers came over and brought lunch for me and my kids. No one has ever done anything like that for me before. It was so much fun! They gave me a picture of a wheat field because they knew how much I loved Elder Bednar's General Conference talk. I had mentioned how I wanted a picture of a wheat field to remind of being consistent. I was so touched by their thoughtfulness.
So as the song goes, I'm "one year older and wiser too!"
Actually, I've been contemplating that. How much wiser am I now as opposed to last year? So I went back through my posts to see what I learned this year and here's what I know:
Home is not a beautifully decorated house. Home is where my family is.
Biggest Loser workouts hurt.
Growing a garden is very satisfying, but just be sure to put chicken wire around the garden boxes before your cat messes up the perfectly planted rows of lettuce and carrots doing his business.
Sisters make life worth living. Oh, and brothers too...(hi boys!) (not like they read this or anything)
Juggling can be hard with so many balls, but Somebody is always catching the ones I miss.
I have the best husband in the world...sorry ladies.
Trees are strong and beautiful. I am a tree.
When you want to change other people, it really does work if you change yourself first.
Scripture reading produces soft feet.
Yoga is very satisfying, but painful!
And last, but not least: The Lord giveth and he taketh away, but in taking He is really giving.
(Haven't blogged about that one yet...)
What have you learned this year?