Image by Laura Ketteman

Image by Laura Ketteman

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Stayin' Alive @ 35!!!

I celebrated a birthday last month... my 35th.

My dad turned 35 in 1987.  We bought him THIS coffee mug... and he still has it.  :)  Hehee! 

I asked him if I could have it, and he said that I could... as long as I passed it along to my siblings on their 35th bdays.  Silly?  Probably.  But we have fun.  :)

I clearly remember choosing and purchasing this trendy (at the time) coffee mug.  My dad is an avid coffee drinker, and a dad can never have too many coffee mugs or neck ties, right? 

I must have been around eleven years old at the time, and I remember thinking, "Holy cow!  THIRTY-FIVE?!!!  That is 'really' old!"  Seems like just yesterday... and, yet, here I am! 

I don't feel nearly as old as I thought it seemed back then.  In fact, I really don't mind aging... YET!  (I reserve the right to change my mind later!  :)  I've said for a long time now, I'd rather be in my thirties than in my teens.  Who wants to go back and have to "re"learn from all those mistakes?  Not me!  I'd rather just keep on pressing on!  :)  I'm even okay with a few laugh lines to show for it.

Of course, my hubby did a little something extra special for me.  LOVED this gift:

I'm a total sucker for anything that shows off my family.  I absolutely love birthstones, charms, bracelets, necklaces... anything that represents the people I love the most... 

"I am doing a GREAT work, and I cannot come down!" -Nehemiah 6:3a

Or in my own paraphrase:
Don't try to distract me with the stuff that doesn't matter!  God has given me this wonderful gift of being a wife and a mother... And it's a BIG job!  Aside from Him, THEY come first. 
Nothing you have for me is as important or needs my attention more. 
The End.

In case you wanted more info on my really cool birthday necklace, you can check out these links:

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