August 9, 2009


This morning, I started to look back at the past birthday posts I've written. And now I'm sitting here close to tears. Happy tears. Because surrounding those birthday posts were other posts about things in our lives that have happened over the last three years. And I can't believe how much I've forgotten. I am so blessed. I have so much for which to be thankful.

I only had about 5 hours of sleep last night. Up until this weekend, I was sleeping pretty well. Over the last two days, I've slept poorly and my hands have started going numb. I'd say the return of "the claw" and "the cankles" is imminent. I'm so thankful that I made it all of the way through summer camps without having many problems with these things.

Truth be told, with the exception of the last few uncomfortable nights, I'm feeling REALLY good. I have some lower back pain, but that's about it. I definitely thought things would be much rougher than they were over the last few weeks of camp. I'm ok with having to slow down now . . . I'm just thankful to have made it through all 10 weeks of summer camps with few problems.

We don't have any plans for my birthday other than to pick up Jack from my parents' house tonight. I didn't realize how much I would miss him. I'll write more on that later. We'll probably go to breakfast and do some grocery shopping this morning. And maybe hit IKEA on the way into my parents' house. I'm loving this time with just the two of us. I think we're both ready to resume our rolls as parents to the most fantastic kid ever, though. I hope I'm still saying that at bedtime tonight . . .

It's a little weird to be 31. I'm closer to 40 than I am to 20 but I'm ok with it. Because in 9 years, I'll be able to look back that much more and see how far we've come and how much we've been blessed.

Here's the post from when I turned 30.

Here's the one from when I turned 29. Oh, and this one too.


Sara Neufeld said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! :) I hope you have a great day!

rachel said...

Happy birthday! Sounds like you have a healthy perspective on aging! 31 is definitely still young though. Hope you have a great birthday!

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday!!

Melanie Eccles said...

Have a blessed birthday, Sara!

Kristi said...

Hey Sara!! I hope your birthday was relaxing. :)