Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Thoughts on my birthday

I sat forever trying to come up with a title and intro to this post and all I could come up with is, today is my birthday. I am not one who really cares about celebrating my own birthday much. I LOVE celebrating my husband's birthday, I look forward to it every year and coming up with surprises and party ideas, but for me it is just another day and I don't mind it. I am 26 today, so not a huge milestone of a number but I've done a lot of thinking the past few days and think about what a big milestone this past year has been! Last year on my birthday I was a sleep deprived new mom running on hormones and frozen food and this year I feel like I've conquered the world. Okay not really but I survived my first year of motherhood and made it out on the other side! This year was a year of growth, change, redemption, grace, tears, joys... OH the joys. 25 was a hard year but a wonderful year and 26 is going to bring so much more. I am so grateful to live a life I enjoy. I don't mourn adding another number to my age but embrace it and enjoy it. It is bittersweet watching my baby grow up but I can truly say with 100% honesty that I love this season of my life, everything about it. My husband, my son, my family, my friends, my community. Life is good, my birthday is no longer just another day, it is a reminder of the abundant blessings I have been given that I do not deserve.

Despite not really caring to celebrate my birthday, I have been so humbled the past few days by my friends and family loving on me! Yesterday my girlfriends took me to lunch and gave me thoughtful and beautiful gifts, and today we are dropping Ford off with my mom for the night and the rest is a surprise. I cannot wait. I may be a young mom who lives in the suburbs and would choose playing cards with my husband at 8pm on the couch with a carton of Ben & Jerry's over going to  nightclub any day.... but I am still cool :). I realize I may not care about my birthday but I am so lucky to have people in my life who do. Thank you for the birthday love!

Now here's a little TBT for ya...




I feel like Ford is looking less and less like me these days, thoughts?

12 comments:

Sarah Tucker said...

Happy birthday Ruthie! I hope this year is filled with many blessings!!

Bridget said...

Happy Birthday Ruthie!!!

Chelsea Phelps said...

Happy 26th! I think Ford still looks a lot like you in the second picture, but not as much in the first!

Stephanie Wilson said...

Happy Birthday Ruthie !! I hope you have a really wonderful day !!!

Tomi Talks said...

Happy birthday to my favorite tiny mama! You are such a blessing in everyone's life! Thanks for being my sister! xoxo

Allena said...

You are the cutest kid in those 2 pics! Your smile is just infectious. Happiest of days to you today! October is a busy month for my friends for birthdays, so fun! Our 10 year anniversary is Thursday (let's just rehash how much OLDER I am thank you, eek)!!!!!

It's Sooo Fluffy said...

Happy Birthday!!!!

Courtney Rose said...

Happy Birthday Ruthie! Wishing you lots of fun and laughter this year!!

Miki {Becoming What I Always Was} said...

I think Ford's mouth resembles your exactly in those baby photos. HAPPY BIRTHDAY Ruthie, you're awesome - keep it up!

Rebekah @ Living && Learning said...

Happy Birthday! I hope you enjoy your bday celebration!

Annie Sandmeier said...

Happy Birthday, Ruthie! I can't wait to see what God has in store for you this year :) enjoy YOUR day!

Michelle Levine said...

Happy bday ! My birthday is today, october 15th ! have a good one ;)

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