Wednesday, June 30, 2010

landmarks and milestones...

today i turn 30. yep, as if i didnt have enough to celebrate i am surrounded by friends and family intent on making me feel special this week and i couldn't be more grateful.

30 is a big one, and i thought i could feel it - like the way i felt 16, in my soul and in my bones from the moment i woke up. i remember turning 16 so clearly and feeling like i was transitioning to something - though it could have been the cape cod summer romance induced butterflies i was really feeling - but still, i felt something. i didnt wake up feeling any different today but i did wake up feeling loved.

as i snuck out of the house before 7 am i almost tripped on a package for me with the name in the return field belonging to of one of my best childhood friends. a friend i havent celebrated a birthday with for more than 10 years. i loved giving and getting gifts from sue when i was a kid, she always knew just what to get me even though i may not have even realized it. since sue now lives in ireland it seemed like magic that a package from her arrived on my doorstep at 6 am on my 30th birthday and i think it was. i felt so so loved and the rest of the day has seemed followed suit. thank you susie!

birthdays are always a time of reflection, of all of the days of our lives they are one that we can nail down and use as a barometer - one year ago i was, two years ago i was, 15 years ago i was. it's bitter sweet nostalgia as don draper so eloquently described, but this year i'm happy to be looking forward, i have great things on the horizon, a husband, the beginnings of a new family unit, and countless birthdays to look forward to knowing at least that one person will always be there to celebrate with me.


11 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday! You're going to have a phenomenal year!

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  2. Happy birthday! Wishing you a great year! :)

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  3. What a sweet post. You have much to celebrate this year! Happiest of birthday blessings to you on this big day.

    I remember my 30th...my family threw me a surprise party complete with a bounce house and a snow cone machine. Super fun :)

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  4. Happy Birthday!

    Hope you had a fab day!

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  5. Happy belated birthday lady! What a fabulous year this is going to be!

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  6. Happy birthday! Hope you had a fantastic day!

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  11. Oh I missed your birthday! Welcome to the 30 club. So glad you had such a lovely day.

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