I recently celebrated my 38th birthday, and I’m very humbled for the incredible life God has blessed upon me. I have everything I ever wanted, and I would never stop thanking him for all of those blessings.
The birthday festivities started with a delicious dinner at my favorite restaurant; Bern’s Steak House. I usually celebrate my birthday with family and friends, but this year, I wanted to enjoy my special night with the most incredible man on earth, my husband!
We continued the celebration with our yearly tradition of renting a place at the beach and kept the fun going while we also celebrated the 4th of July. Renting a place at the beach for my birthday is something I have done for many years. Before I met my husband, it was a little getaway I enjoyed with my two older kids as a family of three. We continued the tradition once we became a family of four, and now we also celebrated as a family of five.
The beach for me is my happy place. The waves push all my stress levels deep into the bottom of the ocean. The sun melts away all of my worries and the peaceful sound of the waves clears all the negative thoughts inside my head. The beach is my therapy! Since I live in Florida, the beach is only a thirty-minute drive, so I’m able to refresh my mind and soul as often as I need.
This year I must say; our family tradition was a little different. My oldest son, who is now nineteen decided not to join us at the beach and my oldest daughter, and now seventeen was invited to Tennessee for 4th of July by her best friend and her family.
Every day I think about how fast my kids grew up. I had some fantastic summers with them; we created some beautiful memories that we often talk about, but now it’s time for them to create their own. Maybe next year they’ll give me one more summer!
I believe that God blessed me with my miracle baby, so my husband and I could have some extra time to enjoy being parents. We have about sixteen summers left with Little Penny (hopefully longer) until she moves on with her own plans and memories, and I plan to enjoy every minute of it!
I'm looking forward to our next chat!