Two Threes

Today is my birthday.  Arle has been WAY more excited about the coming of this day than I.

I keep telling her that she is one three and I’m two threes.

How can I really be 33?  It’s not that I mind it, it’s just not one of those ages you think about.  You think about 10, 13, 16, 18, 21 and even 30.

But not 33.

It just kind of sneaks up on you while you’re sitting around thinking that you just got out of college. But then I remember that I just had surgery because I have poor circulation in my legs and oh my gosh I should have asked for a Hoveround and an extra pair of compression stockings for my birthday.

Really though, it doesn’t bother me.

I’m actually loving my 30s.  I love where I am in life.  I feel content and I love feeling content.

That doesn’t mean that there aren’t some difficult things going on here and there, but I’m learning and growing through those things and am grateful for that.

I just dropped Arle off for her first full day of pre-school and am feeling like the world is my oyster…or at least it is until 3pm.

Shall I shop?

Shall I get a pedicure?

Shall I go to lunch with a dear friend?

Shall I drive around in complete and utter silence?

I say yes.

To all of those things.

Happy birthday to me.

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14 Responses so far »

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    Jenny said,

    Happy Birthday sweet friend! Today is Jefferson’s first day of “school” as well. My 33rd b-day is the 27 th and we were have a similar convo. last night. He is one 3 and I will be two 3s. Fun!

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    Sara said,

    Happy Birthday, Heather!!! Hope that you have a fabulous day!! It sounds like it’s off to a good start :) And I think you should most definitely get a pedicure, shop, and go to lunch – sounds like a perfect birthday!

  3. 3

    Diane said,

    I wish I would have known this before I ran into you this morning. Happy birthday, Heather! Hope your “double 3 birthday” is the best yet!

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    Your Mother said,

    Happy Birthday, my sweet Heather!! In my mind YOU should still be one three. How can I possibly be the mother of three kids in their thirties. Shouldn’t I be the one who is two threes? Time goes quickly, more and more, faster and faster…I love you with all my heart.

  5. 5

    Grammy and Papa said,

    Happy Birthday, Heather! ENJOY your day to the fullest. We love you :)

  6. 6

    Suzanne said,

    Happy birthday, friend!! It is my blessing to have been your friend for 32 1/2 of your 33 years!! Love ya!

  7. 7

    jami nato said,

    happy birthday!! enjoy our special day!

  8. 8

    jami nato said,

    that was supposed to say YOUR, not our. haha.

  9. 9

    Carolyn said,

    Happy Birthday Heather! Enjoy your new freedom!

  10. 10

    Sarah D said,

    Happy Birthday, Heather! I love reading your blog and have thought of commenting several times. So why not start on your b-day? Your honesty always brings a smile to my face.
    Sarah DeConink

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    Nancy said,

    Happy Birthday Heather!!! Hope you had a wonderful birthday! XXOO

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    Rhonda said,

    So glad you are having a good day!! I am with your mother! How can you be two 3’s? Wasn’t it just yesterday we were going on your first mission trips? I am so grateful for all the time I got to spend with you and for the wonderful influence you had on my daughter! Love you and have a great rest of the day!!

  13. 13

    annalee said,

    happy birthday to wonderful you! i love all the ways you celebrated!

  14. 14

    woo woo! two threes. happy day to you!


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