I’m 25 today. I have always thought that “25” sounded really cool and mature, but I don’t feel that different (does that mean I was already cool and mature? Hehe). Honestly, there are some things that as a quarter-centurrian, I feel like I should have down…but I don’t. For instance, my hair still looks different every day. I thought for sure, by now, that I would at least understand my hair. I don’t have a solid exercise habit. I still have to follow recipes when I cook–which isn’t often–and I still burn food. I still fall asleep before 10pm every night, which I thought for sure would cease when I turned 18, but it doesn’t matter where I am or what we’re doing–I need to be in bed by then, even as a 25-year old. I can’t grow my nails. I pick at them constantly, shouldn’t I have growing nails down by now?
There are a few things that I can be proud about. I birthed a beautiful baby girl and I am the best mom I know how to be. I am not an expert at finances, but I know how to make and stick to a budget. I am okay with being me. I have a strong testimony and pray often. I love my husband and my marriage. I am happy…and that’s really something, right?
Today was full of happiness and little surprises. Chris made me a delicious breakfast and we spent the whole day together (gotta love a Saturday birthday). Greta (aka Chris) wrapped little presents for me all over the house that I found throughout the day. A dvd (Love Happens), was mixed in with the other dvds that Greta pulls out on a daily basis. I found that one first. We watched it during her morning nap. :) There was new eyeliner wrapped up in my makeup bag. I found some new earrings wrapped in my jewelry drawer and I JUST found some Nutella (my fav!) and crackers in the pantry. I was so impressed! “Chris! Not only did you wrap everything, but how did you stay so patient all day?” He humbly replied, “Greta did it!” “She” also had a little note attached to each:
|“I used my left hand, that was hard!”–Chris|
All of this, a fun lunch date to Red Robin, and the exact pajamas I asked for made turning 25 a super-sweet day….all because I am convinced I have world’s best husband who makes every day feel like my birthday. (A little mushy, sorry….but so true)