So yesterday was my 30th birthday! I had a wonderful day. My husband didn’t go and buy me a gift. I didn’t have a big blowout birthday bash. We didn’t have a special date to some fancy restaurant. In fact in was an ordinary day, aside from a birthday cake and song. Why then was it so wonderful? I got to spend it with my husband! For those of you who don’t know or don’t understand, we have only spent 2 prior birthdays together in the last ten years. At the end of the day, spending my birthday with him was the only thing I really wanted, and my wish came true.
The other big news in my life right now is we have finally made it to Alabama. We even unloaded the trailer full of stuff Rusty brought down here with him. (Now we just need to wait on the delivery of the rest of our household goods.) The house he found for us to rent is absolutely beautiful and the property it sits on is even more beautiful. One of the more exciting aspects of it too me is that the owner has agreed to let us turn a portion into a garden and let us have chickens. 🙂
Until the house is a little closer to ready for us to move into we are staying with some friends. I think they are just so sweet for letting us stay here. Our girls are enjoying staying with them. For them it is great fun. Our friends have three young girls who range in age from 8-5, so my little ones look up to them, and think everything the big girls are doing is great. There is also a pool here and in the words of Paige, “Yay, water park!”
So yesterday after unloading the trailer we came back and my little fishies and their daddy fishy went swimming. If I hadn’t been so exhausted I probably would have joined them. Instead Madelyn and I relaxed poolside. I also was able to get some really adorable pictures.
The day concluded with tacos for dinner and our friends also got cake and ice cream to help me celebrate my birthday. Everyone gathered in the kitchen and sang happy birthday. It was probably sang in 4 or more keys, but it was music to my ears. It was the sound of friends and family wishing me a happy birthday.
Today I am thankful to the Lord for the blessings of home, family, and friends. It was those three blessings that made my day so special.