Saturday, September 25, 2010

Just Another Day!

Today is my 51st birthday! I'm not one to get too hung up on the numbers...what can you really do about it anyway! AND who really cares!
Now when my class asks how old I am and I tell them, they say with gusto, exclamation marks, and utter shock...."WOW! That is really old!" And I generally reply, "Yes it is, now sit and get ready for Math." And life goes on.

Last year was an awesome birthday, my hubby and I were in Turks and Caicos and on my 50th, we took scuba diving lessons and went on 2 dives. Then we went out for a beautiful dinner at a French restaurant where they sang to me and brought me a cake. I also met a woman from Russia who was celebrating her 50th as well. My hubby was a little embarrassed as I barged over to her table and introduced myself!  HA!

Well, anyway, that was a great one...a memorable one.  And today is wonderful too.  All 3 of my baby girls are home.  My son in law is here. But my baby boy (24) is missing.  He is hard at work running his race horses in Iowa.  But I think he will be home tomorrow.  Tonight we went out to eat for my birthday and then home to watch Z's races tonight on the computer.  Do I gamble? No. Do I bet? No.  Do I enjoy watching him? YES!
So my BIRTHDAY message is to embrace EVERY day.  Even those birth DAYS.  Every day is a blessing! Some bring pure joy and happiness and others bring trial and tribulations. But this too shall pass!

I was surprised with such wonderful things today. My sis in law JamJar for the birthday towel! She bought that for me on our June trip to Estes Park and I made her save it until Sept.  I had honestly forgot about it until she mailed it to me! It was a surprise that made me squeal. My girls got me beautiful things.  They each know my tastes and likes.  I really appreciate their thoughtfulness.
Auntie J gave me this cute towel.
Thank you for all my goodies!

My Jan and Marcia

Momma and her girls

Ha-wee Beth and Mom eating yummy Mexican food

Mom and Dad

 DQ ice cream cake!!

 10 + 10 + 10 + 10 + 10 + 1

Thank you God for this beautiful happy day.  I'm so grateful for my family and my momma and for all my blessings that you continue to shower me with every day.  My heart is filled with gratitude.  Thank you for another day that recognizes celebrating another year. May I live each day for you and let your light shine so that someday I will reach that place you have prepared. In Jesus name, Amen.


Carrie of Farming On Faith said...

Hello Tanya~

I have your candle ready to mail. I need your address again. I think I will put it in my address book this time.

I love Mexican~that is my choice for my birthday too!
My birthday is also Cinco de Mayo .
It has been so busy here. Not feeling well tonight so I am tucked into bed and playing catch up on my favorite blogs. There is a new Hallmark show coming on and I am going to enjoy it.
Have a happy Lord's day!

GardenofDaisies said...

Happy birthday to you, Tanya!!! Best wishes for a wonderful year to come!

A Gardner's Cottage said...

Happy Birthday!!! Sounds like you had an amazing day! I love that all your girls were home to celebrate. Enjoy and have a terrific week end!


PBKISSES said...

Your Birthday Card is over at my blog - just a silly little ditty. I've been having issues with commenting, so I wasn't able to send you a comment yesterday! So happy belated! Love ya!

Linda Stubbs said...

Happy Birthday Sweet Friend! wow 51. That is so special that your fam treated you so sweet. Your family is so cute!

I love what you did with the apron!!! It is so adorable. Very talented I must say! Thank you for all the encouragement..........wish we had a day just to sit and talk.........HEAVEN! Then I can meet your precious Daddy!

Well I am off to is Friday like you said and it makes me so happy! Hugs and Happy Happy Birthday sweet lady! So I am a little late! I will just help your special day go on and on and on!
BLessings, Linda