Thanks for all the birthday love yesterday, friends! I had a great day! It started with an early morning breakfast date with my husband (biscuits smothered in gravy – oh so good!). And then I spent a couple of hours with the kids I nanny (a trip to the library and a lunch date with Christopher). Then some friends came over and made my hair all pretty and we chatted together. Then Christopher and I went out for delicious Italian food at Pete & Sam’s. We came home and opened presents and Christopher made a delicious dessert (without sugar!) for me. And over all it was just an excellent sort of day.
One of the best things about the day was realizing halfway through the day that there wasn’t much about the day that was different than my every day life (other than the presents and my phone blowing up with “love you” and “happy birthday” messages). Christopher kept saying “do whatever you want. Enjoy the day!” And I realized that the things I enjoy doing most… are things I do every day. I have two jobs I absolutely love so going “to work” on my birthday is fun for me. Spending time with Christopher, our mutt, and people who love me are things I do every day. The only thing I love to do that we didn’t do was go to the beach. Because… well… it was midweek and our dog sitters are out of town, haha! But we’re headed to the beach again in just a couple of weeks so don’t feel sorry for me. 😉
Seriously though, it’s humbling to realize this. To realize that I get to spend most every day as if it were my birthday. Doing things I love. Yes, sometimes I photograph a session in 100 degree heat and feel like I’m melting, sometimes I clean up accidents during potty training, sometimes I have to clean toilets at our house, sometimes I get a stomach bug, sometimes we get bad news from the doctor, sometimes we hurt. But those things are so minuscule in the grand scheme. Day in and day out, life is so great. I know there will come a time when our little family looks different and I won’t be able to be so selfish with my days. And I know that it will be an awesome kind of different. But it will be different. So for now, I will enjoy my days where every day feels like my birthday. And I’m so grateful. 🙂