Good Morning and a belated Welcome to July! I fully intended to be here yesterday to ring in the new month, but habits aren’t that hard to break – such as the habit of being here every day. Sometimes I miss all of the writing, but I’m being more productive around the house in the evenings, so that is a nice trade off. I am working on organizing my head and home at the same time. Both take time though. So, I’ll be in and out as the spirit moves me. Today, the spirit moved me. Why you ask? Well I’ll be glad to tell you You see, today is a very special day.
Today is Miss B’s 5th birthday. I am struggling to figure out where the last 5 years have gone, doing battle with my feelings on the time passing by so quickly. On the one hand, she is becoming a beautiful little girl, which isn’t shocking since she was a beautiful baby. But with age has come an amazingly sharp sense of humor, a comedic timing on some of the things she says – well, on a 5 year old’s level of course – and she most often greets each day beaming from ear to ear and meeting the morning and life with arms and heart wide open, ready for whatever fun comes her way. What a sunshiny outlook! On the other hand, I feel like I am missing out on so much with them living on the other side of the state, each time we have a visit I am playing catch up, then we are separated again and we start all over. My heart breaks a little when I think of it. Her present was delivered to her house yesterday, and her Mama said she’d wrap it for me. I am hoping they will take a video of her opening it so I can see her reaction. Shhhh . . . I ordered a really pretty blue princess dress for her that I am hoping is as nice as the pictures were. She loves everything princess and I’m sure the princess dresses we got for her last year are getting a bit bedraggled by now. We get so see her later this month if her Daddy’s work schedule allows it, then she will be coming to see us for a week in August. Happy Birthday to Princess B. May your special day be filled with happiness, giggles, lots of fun and cake. Gramma loves you and sends you hugs and kisses. Papaw says he loves you too! (This picture is from last years when she came to see us in August)
Another reason that this is a special day is that today is the 14th anniversary of the day I met my Hubby in person for the first time. You see, we met online, lived in different states, and spent literally hours getting to know each other through email and telephone calls. There wasn’t a topic we hadn’t discussed, and knew that we had politics, religion and personal ethics and morals in common. I remember being so nervous, but the moment I laid eyes on him I knew those butterflies in my stomach were telling me something very important. This was the man I was going to spend the rest of my life with. He is my gift from God and I am grateful for him every single day.
What are some special reasons for you to celebrate this day, or even this week or month? Celebrating every day doesn’t have to be connected to an actual declared holiday – regardless of whether it is silly or serious. There is ALWAYS a reason to celebrate something and I’d love to hear about what your reason is today. (yes, this is a plea for reader participation. Hello??? Anybody out there?)
I need to run to work. I have tomorrow, then I’m off for the Independence Day holiday and the 3 days following it! How awesome is that?
God bless you and I’ll see you soon.