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.