Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Today I turned 44.
Not sure how that happened as I'm pretty sure about two years ago I was 32.
Today, God in His grace gave me a beautiful day.
It started with my three kids standing over my bed at 7:15 am with coffee and a toasted English Muffin. I thanked them sincerely and promptly went back to sleep.
When I woke again two hours later I read their homemade cards.
Ryan's said, "The greatest day in history was Jesus' birthday - but your birthday is a close second."
Maggie's said I was the best Mom ever and included a coupon book for free chores, hugs, and back rubs!
Caitlin's gave me credit for taking care of everyone and having a close relationship with God while still looking good.
Dan's card came later, but I'm keeping that one to myself.
Best. Cards. Ever.
Both Dan and I took vacation days and we had perfect weather. We took the kids to Top Golf (I highly recommend it ). It was today's Groupon Now. I love that my daughter Maggie has access to this app on her itouch - which has been replaced for free after she dropped it because it was still under warranty - so I also LOVE Apple's Customer service, but I digress...
So between the twins getting free student memberships for a year through the school's reading program, it being my birthday and having this groupon, four of us played two golf games for $9 and had credit left!
We spent a couple of hours chillin' on the back patio (twins in pool) and then Dan and I got a dinner date alone at Bahama Breeze (another highly recommended place to visit) while my in-laws watched the kids. We sat in their open air section which they play island music and everything seems to slow down to a very relaxing pace. It felt like we were in the tropics for a night.
On the way to the restaurant I had this flashback and remembered 12 years ago when the twins were three weeks old, I had three kids under three and I thought I'd never be alone with my husband again.
I know this is all so temporary. What astonishes me most is that these near perfect days are just the smallest foretaste of heaven.
I am blessed beyond measure.
Even 44 feels good.