Thursday, March 31, 2011

An April Fool

It's official. I am in my late thirties. Today is my 36th birthday.

My birthday often elicits an innate need to reflect about the direction of my life. I sometimes think about who I thought I would be when I pictured myself at this age when I was 16. And the more I think about it, I have come to the conclusion that it is impossible, even unfair, to try and predict what the future holds, or where our journey will lead years down the road. Our lives are always filled with opportunities to take different paths, to explore new territory and to make leaps of faith beyond what we even knew we were capable of. At 16, I never would have understood this. At 36, it is finally starting to sink in.

I have no idea what my life will be like 10 years from now. But I will tell you that I am not worried about it. I will trust that it will all unfold as it should. And I am blessed to have family and friends that will ride this wave with me. So this year, instead of reviewing my life's plan I will just close my eyes and blow out my candles.

Love & Light,


This is what I woke up to....

And this...

Thank you to Whitney, who snuck out of her house, at night, in the rain, with her 3 kids to give us a little "April Fools"! It made my day!

Cole used a WHOLE roll of wrapping paper and tape to wrap my gifts.

He wrapped all HIS lego's for me. And about 10 minutes later asked me if I planned to keep them...

Yes, individually wrapped his Lego guys.

And his baseball cards. I always wanted a Glenn Davis card! (?)

Here are some of the neat gifts I got! An orchid from a friend, magazine subscriptions, a journal and new stones, and of course my man Wayne Dyer...

Then Brian brought me this, with sunflowers.

This gives you an idea of how ridiculously big the balloon is. The boys love it.

At twenty we worry about what others think of us; at forty we don't care about what others think of us; at sixty we discover they haven't been thinking about us at all.
-- Author Unknown

1 comment :

  1. 'Autumn of your life'!!! Hardly!!! If your life expectancy is 84 years, divide by 12 and you get 7 years/month. At thirty-six you are about May 4th of your life.
    Here in Rochester the lilacs are barely in bloom on May 4th.
    You're blossoming quite nicely Stacy.