"Time and Tide wait for no man, but time always stands still for a woman of thrity."
Today is my birthday. I was born 30 years ago and every morning since then God has waken me up from sleep, restored my senses back into my body, and followed me throughout my days. I’m happy to be alive and even happier to be happy.
It’s a little strange having a birthday away form home. My Blackberry isn’t ringing every 2 seconds and texts messages aren’t’ flooding my inbox. I haven’t’ heard my aunts call me an ol’ battle axe and I have no plans to party. There will be no cake, no cocktails, no scantily-clad night out on the town, and definitely no hangover. This is all perfectly fine with me. I started my day today at about 3:00 am and I’ve been in a good mood ever since. I miss my family a lot today, especially my incredible mom and dad. I wish I could go to my mom’s house, hug her, and thnuggle on her amazingly comfy couch (perhaps with a nice sammmmmwich.) I’d love to see my dad today too, give him a hug and hear him go, “Uff-uff-uff-uff-uff” and crack me up.
For now, I’ll just keep things calm and relaxed.
You know they say birthdays are a good time to reflect on who you’ve become. At this point, I’ve really had a lot of encouragement and nice words from family, good friends, acquaintances, and even strangers. Lately I’ve received so many emails and facebook messages from people saying the absolute kindest and sweetest things to me. To everyone who has taken a minute (or an hour) to write to me, I really truly appreciate it. I read every word and keep them inside my heart. I’ve been through a lot the past few months but knowing that I still have people to back me up makes me feel stronger. No matter how far away I am, I still love everyone. The people that I’ve never met have made some interesting comments on my blog and I’m surprised at how accurate they are sometimes. (see the comment on my Afreekah post). Sometimes a few words really make a difference in my day.
Thanks God, for the people that are by my side, thanks for the people who are now in my past, and thanks for the people who are in my future. I trust in Him 100% for the plan He has for me. Today is the first day to a fresh new year of my life and I’m so grateful to have a peaceful heart.
I’m still chasing the Light…