Saturday, May 2, 2009

Gratitude






What a wonderful month April was. It came and left soooo quickly, but left much joy and gratitude behind. I have been struggling a little with work and have come to realize that I have always been one to do things backwards or take the harder path, but through all my struggles, tears and hardships on that time sucking path I start to head down, God never fails to reach for my hand and guide me to his light. It's after his gentle reminder and warmth that surrounds me that I see my worth and take my step towards growth.
I want to share my love for all the women who are in my life. My Mom especially for always being there for me. It is because of her that I am who I am. She is my biggest role model. When times are rough she puts her troubles aside and continues to give love to others....even when it's hard and Lord knows it's been hard for her. I am just in aawwh of her strength. I appreciate my girl friends, my sister being included. Everyone knows I enjoy my "girls night out"!!! I admire the love and freedom us sisters have for one another as we come together to have a good time. I am also madly in love with my daughter. She unleashes the inner child from with in me and sets my heart on fire.
Another heart throbbing figure would be my husband. Seriously, have you seen him?!! No, but really he is the most christlike man I have ever met. He loves everyone and I mean that with all honesty. I have NEVER heard him speak unkindly about anyone. Nor has he spoken foul words towards me. I have learned SO much from him and I thank God our paths crossed when they did. There's a time for everything and he definitely found me during the most important part of my life. I am so in love with him.
So I guess what brought on all of these deep thoughts and feels was my birthday. I turned 26. Isn't that CRAZY!! I still feel like I'm 23. Oh, and I want to share with you my knew philosophy. Ha, ha! I feel like as we get older we deserve to celebrate our birthdays the whole week. Really, you can't get everything done in one day. You need; a day to pamper yourself, a day to celebrate with family, a day to party with friends, a day to stay in your p.j.'s, a day of solitude, plus you can't try all the cupcake flavors and GG's all in one day so you get one everyday for a week. :) I'm sticking with it. Okay were was I? Oh, so I've just been reflecting upon all this month has brought and am just filled with smiles. I want to thank you all for making me feel special and tell you how much I love YOU.

6 comments:

mamachele said...

Happy Birthday Mandy! I love you!
michele

Christy said...

I love you too. You are one of my best friends and I am so thankful for YOU. You are an example to me.

Trevor - Dezi - Jayvin and Kinzie Williams said...

Hey girl? Is that a picture of Hil? She looks freaking good!! Tell her I say hi! Happy Birthday!!! I got little butterflies to my belly when I read your post!! So happy for you!

Hanna in the House... said...

Oh boogs, I forgot it was your birthday. Is it April 30, or 31st? It has been awhile, sorry! I hope you had the best day ever, you deserve it.this post was beautiful, thank you! Lots of loves sent your way!

Nicole said...

happy birthday girl. what neat reflections. isn't it wonderful when all of the blessings we have just come surging forward. God is great!

Holly said...

Happy Birthday... my wish to you is late! :) I LOVE LOVE LOVE the idea of celebrating the whole week! You are beautiful Mandy... inside and out! You never cease to amaze me with your sweetness!