Tuesday, March 5, 2013
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Yesterday, we had a day of birthday celebrations for me, or more accurately, an 'un-birthday'. Today is my actual birthday, but seeing as Grace has kindy on Tuesdays, I decided to pretend yesterday was my special day for her sake. There was present opening in bed, a family breakfast at a cafe in East Fremantle and tea at the local pub for us four, complete with a 'happy birthday' serenade all the way home.
Today, has been an equally wonderful day. Besides being my actual birthday, today is officially Paul's first day of over two months long service leave. Knowing how eager I am to sort out our home office makeover, he suggested we take a trip to Ikea. We headed there for a wander this morning, unfortunately returning home empty handed however, needing to do a bit more measuring before any purchases are made.
Anyway, after my post the other day reflecting on my decade between birthdays, I wanted to share with you a poem in one of the lovely birthday cards I received. The words just seemed so fitting...
When you find beauty in the world around you
And satisfaction in the place you've earned,
When you prevail, though challenges surround you,
And take the best from each hard lesson learned,
When you reach out to share the joys of living
And look with hope upon each new day's start,
When you remain both trustful and forgiving
And keep your cherished friendships close in heart,
When you still feel the proud anticipation
Of precious dreams and goals worth striving toward,
Then every birthday is a celebration
And every coming year its own reward.