I just had a birthday in June and for some reason 29 was not a big deal to me, it's just a year away from 30, but I feel old. Birthdays are definitely not as much of a big deal like they are when you're a kid. Luis asked me what I wanted for my birthday and as cliche as it sounds, I told him I already had everything I wanted. With age comes wisdom and I am wise enough to know family is all that matters.
Lately there has been health issues in our family and family friends which makes me appreciate my family even more! Despite my hectic schedule with the kids, weekly Doctor's appointments, sleepless nights, and maintaining my home, I make time to thank God for what he has blessed me with.
My parents are only getting older so it's great when they come over or I get to enjoy some time with them. My big brother Mike dropped by a few days ago and it was such a fun visit, and I try to get together with my sister as often as I can because we always have a blast! For 4th of july weekend my husband's mom and brother came to visit and we really enjoyed their company.
Every day my husband takes the time to play with the boys and be rambunctious, which they love, and every night I do reading time with them. These are the things that matter to me. These are the things I am most grateful for now that I am 29. I hope that when my kids are older and look back they have all these fun memories of their childhood and those memories include family.
So today take the time to count your blessings and really appreciate those around you. Tell those you love that you love them and show them as well. Plan a family gathering or make a phone call to those you love. Tomorrow is never promised, but while we are here take the opportunity to make fond memories and believe me it makes your life a peaceful ride.
Have a great day!!