Despite blogger saying that I am posting this on Thursday, it is still Wednesday, July 15, 2009. Today is my birthday!
I had such a nice day, sleeping in, going out to eat for lunch and shopping. We are having the "birthday dinner" on Friday with the fam to celebrate my birthday and my mother in-law's birthday, which is Saturday. My own mother's birthday is then on Sunday. Everyone tells Kevin it must be a killer week to have his wife, mother, and mother in-law all having a birthday within 5 days. He said it's actually easier this way so that he can't forget any of them. If he forgets one, he forgets them all. Plus, I think he has it easy because none of us really expect anything for our birthdays nor make a big deal out of them. We're easy. :) And nothing like a ton of Facebook messages to make you feel loved on your birthday.
Kevin's favorite thing to do is to rub in the fact that I am older. Yes, I am. Almost a year but not quite. And it doesn't bother me in the least. Yes I hit all the age milestones first, but those don't freak me out either. Maybe they will in the future, but at the moment they don't bother me in the least. Turning another year older doesn't mean anything other than the fact that I will still get 6 million people a year telling me just how YOUNG I am. If you're over the age of 32, it must be required because I'm not that much younger. And by the way, I have NEVER once told someone that they're old. That would be rude, but it's okay to continually bug me about the fact that I am younger than them. I know you think I'm exaggerating, but I'm not. Even people who see me day in and day out and know that I'm young because we've had this conversation ten times still make a huge deal when the age thing is brought up. I count it a blessing that I'm young and not falling apart yet!
And thanks to many of you who have written in one form or another to let us know you are praying for us as we raise support to go back. I am honestly not worried about it at the moment like I was three weeks ago and literally losing sleep because I was so stressed about it. I don't know where the money will come from, and we need to do our part in it. But then we have to trust God with it all. So I'm in a place now where I am resting in that, and I pray that continues. I'm sure the waves of stress will come and go over the next month before we leave. We do appreciate all the thoughts and prayers!