Another Trip Around The Sun

Yesterday, I celebrated my 35th birthday. I served all day long in one capacity or another and I.Am.Pooped!

For that reason, I am playing along with Island Life’s Aloha Friday today.

I would love to take the time right this minute to fill you in on my day, but I am worn out and have another big day ahead of me. You see, on my 29th birthday, I was 8 months pregnant and on bed rest. I had spent the last 4 weeks in bed and had 4 more weeks before my baby was due.

Because I love me some Italian food, I decided I was going to the Olive Garden for my birthday.

Even though I was on bed-rest.

Dumb Idea.

Yes, I know.

Especially two weeks before Christmas.

To make a long story very short, I enjoyed dinner with my parents and McDaddy and will never forget that particular dinner. We enjoyed each other’s company, talked about my birth and celebrated my life.

The next day, at my normal Doctor visit, my blood pressure was extremely high (the reason I was on bed-rest in the first place), and I was told that I would have a baby that day. On Thursday, December 12th, I gave birth to a little boy who was 8lbs. 10 ounces (and remember that he was 4 weeks early) one day after my own birthday.

Each year as I celebrate my own birthday, I can’t help but think about that particular birthday. Tonight, I celebrated by seeing Casting Crowns in concert. It was a fabulous concert and a wonderful evening, but I’ll save that story for another day.

To play along with Island Life’s Aloha Friday, you know the drill. I’ll ask a simple question for you to answer. Nothing that requires a lengthy response. Today’s question is…..

When Is Your Birthday?

I was born on Tuesday, December 11, 1973.

That means I’m half-way to 70. 

And living the best years of my life!


  1. says

    Happy Belated Birthday!!!

    My birthday is July 13th!

    I was on bedrest from week 29 to week 34 {when I had my little guy at 34.4 weeks}, he weighed in at 5 lbs. 9 oz. =)