Sunday, June 17, 2012

My Birthday Gifts

Today is my birthday.

And while it's a hard day too for many reasons, I do have something to celebrate. The three biggest blessings I could ever have asked for.




Yesterday Olivia asked, "Mom, tomorrow is your birthday, are you so excited?!"  I smiled and, not wanting to thwart her excitement for me, tried to also gently explain that adult birthdays just weren't always the most "exciting." :)  But that I was excited to spend another wonderful, summer day with my three kids.  And I meant it.

Today's post is a part of Sunday Snapshot...



Ni Hao Yall

5 comments:

Barb said...

Happy Birthday!

Shannon said...

What great looking kiddos! And you SHOULD be excited about your birthday! You're still alive to celebrate it... and surely there was cake?! lol

Stefanie said...

Well, Happy Birthday - just a little late ;) I hope you had a GREAT day with your precious kiddos... they are adorable!

maureen said...

Happy Birthday Lisa!! Every day is a gift from God, but I understand your melancholy.

I know your beautiful children helped to make this a great birthday for you.

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