Birthday Thoughts

10492391_10102018908029130_5789163586771825819_nI had no idea that at 35 years old today...I would be a mom of a 7 year old boy, a 2 and a half year old girl, and a 10 week old baby boy. I had no idea I would be working so hard for the third time to lose the baby weight. Sigh.

I had no idea that at 35 years old I would have been married for 13 years. And SO thankful it's Rob Seiffert. (I had no idea he would only get sexier!)

I had no idea I would have owned a home for 10 years...and have restored every single room in the 1920 something house. (And painted each room at least twice....some as many as 4!)

I had no idea I would make so many friends....and be the one left behind as they come and go from our city. That we would be Shipping and Receiving in our town.

I had no idea that I would love tennis as much as I do at 35.

I had no idea that I would embrace the small town of Bowling Green, Ohio. And learn that there are no small places and no small people. All are made with dignity, all are made with gifts to give.

I had no idea that my friends would range from 25 years older than me to 11 years younger.

I had no idea that thankfulness would be the daily discipline that ensures joy.

I had no idea that this is the first birthday where I actually wanted to hide my age when asked.

And I had no idea that I would still have dreams, still have goals, still have adventures I want to try...and I now I have them three-fold...for each of my three children.

I had no idea today would feel so full.

Thank you Jesus. You had an idea.