Monday, July 12, 2010

11,315 days...more or less.

If you don't count the various leap years - it has been 11,315 days (as of today) since I gave birth to my first baby.  Somehow saying the days, rather than the years, puts it in better perspective for me....because it truly feels like a lifetime ago.  Can so much have really happened to me in 31 years?  Can I have done so much but accomplished so little?

I had such high hopes for my life....a long list of wants and don't wants...the "don't wants" sometimes won out.  But there's the funny thing about life; every single morning that you wake up and open your eyes - you get another chance at it!  You get to thank the heavens that you are alive and breathing and you get a "do-over" EVERY day.

So on this 31st birthday of my oldest daughter, I say to you:  Seize the day - seize the moments.  I am so proud to be your mother.  You are one of my "wants". I love you to the moon and back.