Tuesday, July 10, 2007

One of the greatest gifts...

I celebrated an official 30 something birthday a couple weeks ago. Other Guy had some time ago purchased really cool seats for an upcoming concert only to find out that the chick cancelled. I was very bummed but took it okay. On my birthday, he presented my with a totally heartfelt card (I'm sure you can sense the sarcasm although it was really funny!) and inside the card was one of the greatest gifts I have ever received.

Let me share an excerpt:

"when Natasha gets here, the two of you will have a fun filled day together...
and then I will join you for dinner."

Time, that is what my wonderful husband gave to me, time! Time alone with my sister to have a pedicure and pretzels, time to talk about everything and nothing, time to try on clothes and talk about our dreams...what they were, what they have become and things we still hope for. It was amazing to see how much we have changed since we were kids but how much closer we are as adults. In all of our differences, we find common ground. We both deal with the same fears, same desires but most importantly the same love for each other. To top off the wonderful day, Other Guy joined us for dinner and conversation that didn't include, "Don't touch that...don't climb under the table...leave the knife alone...please don't spill your drink, etc., etc., etc." I also like to give a shout out to the in-laws who enabled me to have this fun filled day minus the kiddos.

In true "Marie" fashion, I think the song Blessed by Martina McBride describes my life best. It's like she took a peek into what my life would be like and wrote the song long before I had the "life" and I'd like to share the lyrics with you...

I get kissed by the sun each morning,
put my feet on a hardwood floor
I get to hear my children laughing
down the hall through the bedroom door
Sometimes I sit on my front porch swing
Just soakin' up the day,
I think to myself, I think to myself,
this world is a beautiful place
I have been blessed
with so much more than I deserve
to be here with the ones who love me
to love them so much it hurts,
I have been blessed
Across a crowded room
I know you know what I'm thinkin'
by the way I look at you
and when we're lying in the quiet
and no words have to be said
I think to myself, I think to myself
this love is a beautiful gift
I have been blessed
with so much more than I deserve
to be here with the ones who love me
to love them so much it hurts
I have been blessed.
When I, when I'm singing my kids to sleep
when I feel you holding me, I know...
I am so blessed.
And I feel like I've found my way
I thank God for all I've been given
at the end of every day
I have been blessed.

Peace Out!


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