On Monday, I celebrated turning twenty-eight years old!
I love my birthday, and the older my kids get, the more I love it. My girls always try to make everything extra special for me, and my heart just bursts at their love and thoughtfulness. I woke up to breakfast in bed, a family chorus singing happy birthday, hand-picked and hand-made gifts from the girls, and a birthday surprise trip from Brady to visit our besties in Dallas. I thought my heart would explode from all the love. After that, Mr. Miller whisked me off to the spa for a little time to relax and unplug. I will definitely be making that a birthday tradition. ;)
As I had some time to think, I reflected on my twenties. Brady and I laughed remembering how when we were engaged, we decided that 28 would be a great age to start having kids. We wanted to travel and work a while before we “settled down”. The plans we made for ourselves always make us laugh because they pale in comparison to what the plan was for us. At 28, mama of four beautiful children, and a husband who I love even more than the day I married him, I am so not bummed about how my life has turned out. It’s been such a great ride.
In my twenties, as I came into motherhood, I was really pushed to come into myself. Motherhood settled on me instantly and easily, but getting comfortable in my own skin is something I really worked on. I’ve spent hours in therapy, read countless helpful books, and changed my thought process and decision making to better my relationship with myself, and in turn, my relationship with others. I know this is a life work, and one I am committed to. Working on myself, loving myself, building a relationship with God, and my family. At 28, I am in the happiest place of my life this far.
For my birthday I had a little spa and lunch time with my Mr. Miller, followed by a quiet family dinner at my favorite place (Mad Pita). We have stretched my birthday celebrations out a bit, because the stomach flu went through our entire family last week and no one was really feeling up for cake on my actual birthday. No problem for me though, any excuse to milk extra days from my birthday, I’ll take! ;) We are headed on a quick birthday trip this weekend and I’m feeling all sorts of loved as this week ticks by. I have the best friends and family and I am so grateful to be part of such a fantastic tribe.