Saying that I love birthdays is an understatement. Today, I turn 23. To me, birthdays are magical. It’s like Christmas, Halloween, Easter and Thanksgiving all rolled up in one! You may think that’s weird, but if you grew up in my house you’d understand. You see, my parents are very conservative (and stict!) and so we never really celebrated any holidays. At an early age, my parents broke the news to us that Santa didn’t exist, that the Easter Bunny was a lie, and that the Tooth Fairy was my dad. All I had left to look forward to every year was my birthday.
So now, 23 years later, I still get that excited giddy feeling that I felt in my early childhood. I barely slept last night! Birthdays are a day to celebrate one more year God has given us, to acknowledge that person and to be thankful.
Today, it’s kind of bittersweet. My mom isn’t here to cook me my favorite meal, and my dad didn’t wake me up with a song, but that’s okay because I have a husband who has showered me with gifts (gifts is my love language) every hour. AND I have amazing friends who celebrated with me last night and today. 23 is going to be a good year!
Me & my birthday suit. Dress: $8 & necklace $9 from Forever 21.
With the Crawfords. I love them.
Dr. Lance, Jon’s BF for life (so I guess he’s now mine too)
Sushi lunch with my favorite Doctor. I can’t wait till she graduates!