Sunday, February 25, 2007

birthday reflection....

yes come and gone, another year... older, yes. wiser??? hmmmm jury is still out i guess. many blessings in my last year. the birth of my daughter, Casey. my final venture into motherhood, my third child. she came into this world with an easy birth (if there is such a thing, we all know it is always hard) but i guess easiest of my 3, so thankful for that. but then colic set in and it was the hardest 3 months. just trying to get through the day to day with her seemed heartwrenching, but then also having a teenager and a 2 year old who needed my love and attention and focus made it seem like an eternity. but that passed (as most things do)and now she is the giver of smiles. my happy little girl. my sunshine. and watching the little man of the house, kellen, grow and change. he is still my serious one, timid and untrusting in anything new, but loving and so very smart. and Taylor, my teenage girl, growing into a young woman. so much growth that i now have to look up at her or have her stoop down so i can pull her hair up. luckily she still likes me to do this, i hold onto what she lets me these years.... a new home struggling to make new connections and roots for our family. but never forgetting those that came before, my friends, my true girls who see me through thick and thin. i always felt blessed to have one true girlfriend, a soul sister. then another came into my life, i must have won the lottery. and a strong husband who loves us all . so goodbye to my 34th year and hello 35. i welcome whatever it is you may bring and hope that i meet it gracefully. i close my eyes , make a wish, and blow... and to all who i love and all who love me, thank you.

4 comments:

Pumpkinmama said...

Happy Birthday! The struggles are what help us savor the sweeter parts of life. Hope the next year is full of joy for you.

Reen said...

Happy Birthday, Kristin! Wishing you many blessings...you bless so many other lives.

Amy said...

Happy Birthday Wonder Woman! We love and miss you soooo much. Your girls will always be here for you even when seniality kicks in and we need someone to remind us who each other is.

Kristin said...

like tomorrow??? who am i??? oh yeha i remember.... :)