Thursday, November 1, 2012

On the edge of a milestone

Am I the only person out there that looks back and cannot believe how fast the years have gone? We are starting to be one of those couples that has to have each other nearby when telling a story because just one of us can't remember exactly how it goes. I can look back and think, "that was sooooooo long ago."

I turned 29 yesterday and I felt 29, too. It's not a bad feeling, it just realize I'm not 24 anymore. I enjoy going to bed at a reasonable hour most nights. I have no desire to go to I-Hop at midnight anymore and I like listening to music at a reasonable volume level. I like my routine life. Don't get me wrong, I still love adventures - and we will still continue to take them - but I'm not going to fight against the age this year.

My 29th birthday was absolutely great. It started off with birthday texts bright and early. I then went to Starbucks and savored my free [would have been $7] drink and time in Psalm 119.

I spent half a day at work and then was home by 12:30 p.m. Last year I worked a full-day on my birthday and it was horrible. I didn't make that mistake this year. I actually caught up on laundry, some work, ran some errand and bought myself an outfit for dinner.

Hubs came home and he had made reservations for us at Aya Sofia, a turkish restaurant that has interested me ever since we moved to St. Louis. It is right down the street and looked really cute. We both enjoyed our dishes - I had lamb for the first time - and we were done eating by 6:45. [Did I turn 29 or 69?]

Then he gave me my birthday gift - Tickets to Wicked! I had mentioned this would be a great gift, but didn't know if it would actually happen. Now that it did, I am so excited! He picked great seats and this is something we haven't done together since we were engaged.

We couldn't find a movie to rent, so we just went home and watched some tv. Hubs needed to work on stuff for school so I got into bed and prayed. I have been blessed so very much. The Lord has seen fit to give to me in abundance more than I deserve since I know I don't deserve one bit of it. I saw that so clearly at that moment and I was brought to overwhelming gratitude and love for the Lord. So often I focus on the things I don't have, you know?

So, 29 was a good birthday and it will be a good year.

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