Monday, September 27, 2010

Today I am 46 ...

And what would my birthday be without a quote?A very special thank you to my very sweet Aunt Bluebelle,that sent me the most amazing,thoughtful,tiny box of quotes that the following came from.A truly perfect,perfect gift.

"The greatest miracle is not to fly through the air,nor walk on water but to walk this earth."~Linji

It has taken me almost 46 years to see with clarity,that it is all about the walk.And yes, that mirror lets me know daily that time is passing but with each year that does indeed pass, I find myself feeling all the more more blessed.Age is but a number,inside I swear I am still 26 so I suppose,that old adage that you are only as young as you feel,really is true.

Today my only wish is to soak up the love of my friends and to savor all the moments with my husband and beautiful children and at the end of the day,know that the walk that has brought me to this day has been paved with some measure of sadness and sorrow but amongst that pain and sorrow, has been some of the most incredible joys I have ever,ever known.

*We pulled into the driveway last night,after a surprise dinner with some of my closest friends and their husbands,to find this on the garage door.Jake and Joe,so I am told,came up with the idea themselves and worked tirelessly to do this for me.Precious these little guys are.Who needs fancy presents?These are the best one's of all!

29 comments:

stephanie said...

Wishing you blessings and joy forever!
Happy Happy Birthday sweet friend!

I count the day i found you one of my most blessed.

all my love

Tina said...

Wishing you so much happiness and joy on this day and for the rest of your life. If there is anything you are dreaming of and wishing for, then may it come true. I know your walk has not been easy but even with the sadness you have seen it's incredible that you are able to see the great joys in your life that surround you. Much love on your birthday to you.

“Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky." by Rabindranath Tagore.

Lacey said...

Happy birthday my dearest friend! Been thinking about you a lot because we are totally freaked out here in Ukraine. Its very hard, I have cried for two days straight. I'm just trying to think about soon we will be going to Disneyland with our little girls all dresses the same!

Anna said...

happy happy birthday!!!! Heather, be good to yourself, eat some cake and enjoy this special day!

The VW's said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY HEATHER!!! Enjoy your day with your wonderful family! Love and Hugs!!!

Gabriela said...

Happy birthday, alles Liebe und Gute dir. Meine liebe Freundin wird morgen auch 46!
Gabriela

Mama Mason-Mann said...

Happy happy birthday!!!!! I just adore the sign on the garage. What could be better?! Enjoy another year of being young at heart! You really are an inspiration! HUGS and Love.

Monica said...

Happy Birthday Heather! I hope you have a wonderful day!!!!!

Becca said...

Happy, happy birthday!!!

Anonymous said...

What a great surprise to come home to...Great job J&J!
And, you are very welcome, so glad you are enjoying the box of quotes. As I said in card - my mind went immediately to you Heather when I saw this lady's assortment. She had a table full of little boxes with differnt themes and covers.

Enjoy your
special day"

Love & hugs

Aunt Bluebelle

Kristin said...

Happy birthday!!!

Gerry said...

Happy Birthday Heather! I hope it is a good one.

Denise said...

Okay...I have left you a message on your phone, a message on facebook and now a message here. Happy Birthday, me dear friend. Thank you for being the person you are who has helped so many (myself included) through tough times. You have definitely found your calling in life. I know it isn't a glamorous job but you are just the person for it. Love you!!!

Rochelle said...

Happy, Happy birthday! I hope I look so great at 46 (I am right behind you sister)!
Hope your day is as wonderful as you are, so thankful for you in our lives.
Hugs & ♥

Reagan Leigh said...

Happy birthday!!! It sounds like you had a nice night last night! Someone's extra thoughtful planning a surprise dinner for you! I sure wish I were there to celebrate it with you! Now if only you had some of that hot cocoa that Taylor was drinking!!! Yum...

Googsmom said...

Love ya!! Happy Birthday!!

ANewKindOfPerfect said...

Happy birthday! How sweet that they made you a message. :)

Elizabeth said...

Oh, happy birthday! And may you have many, many more filled with peace and love and good health.

Dawson said...

Happy Birthday!! You are such an incredible person!! Our prayers continue to go with you and your wonderful family

Anne and Whitney: Up, Down and All Around said...

happy happy birthday! the sign on the garage is AWESOME (not even a fun/good/exciting enough word for it!)
:)

ParkerMama said...

Happy Birthday!


Tammy and Parker
www.prayingforparker.com

Proud Grandma said...

Hope you had a very Happy Birthday Heather - you certainly deserve a very special day - many happy returns!!

almcl said...

What? No picture of your AMAZING birthday dessert?! haha! Love you Heather!

Michelle said...

Wishing you all the happiness in the world. HOpe your birthday was a blessed and happy one.

betsy said...

happy birthday, heather!!! hope it was full of laughter and smiles!

Mary said...

Happy Belated Birthday!

Shelly Turpin said...

Happy birthday!

Bea Braun said...

Happy Belated Birthday!
46, you're just a baby :) Enjoy and embrace!

Bea

Melissa M said...

Happy Belated Birthday!! It really is all about the journey. And no it won't always be easy, but the great stuff is so worth the hard times!