Letters to My Kids

The One with Another Year Older

Today is my birthday!  And for the first time, it’s just not quite the same.  Not that everyone isn’t make it a wonderfully special day so far, but inside the feelings of excitement and anticipation have just diminished this year.  Typically, I count day from the first day of November and everyone and their brother knows when it’s my birthday.  This year, I practically had to be reminded. :)  Sheesh.  Maybe I’m just getting older.  And maybe I’m finally past all of those birthdays to look forward to.  You know, growing up you think of reaching double digits at ten, being a teenage at thirteen, able to drive at sixteen, graduating from high school at eighteen, being an official adult at twenty-one, and completing a college degree at twenty-two.  But now, I’m just a year older.  And I kinda feel older.  hmm. Nothing bad.  Just different.  
Since tonight is worship team practice and prayer meeting, Kevin decided it would be fun to take me out a day early to celebrate together.  Kevin left work much earlier than I expected him to–he wanted to spend more of the day with me. :)  When dinner time rolled around, we drove to Canton to BD’s Mongolian Barbeque–a fantastic restaurant.  We had a wonderful dinner and the grill guys sang to me twice–both times I filled my plate!  So funny! =D We opted out of dessert (I was feeling pleasantly full and didn’t want to ruin that feeling) and went over to IKEA to do some shopping.  The realization that IKEA was right down the road was a pleasant surprise to me!  We found him a desk chair, bought 3 bar stools, a full length mirror, and a couple other items like serving bowls and such.  After checking out I spotted the advertisement for $1 fatfree frozen yogurt cone at the in-store restaurant.  We placed our order and topped off the evening with the frozen treat!
This morning, I was greeted with breakfast in bed with my love.  So wonderful!  I’m planning on enjoying this day to the fullest…even if that means baking a butter cream chocolate cake to take to prayer meeting for everyone to enjoy. :)
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