Tuesday, June 29, 2010

29 Things

Tomorrow is my birthday! I'm going to be 30 years old. I'm excited about that. I love birthdays in fact. So here are 29 things I've learned in my 29 years....

  1. Play nice with others. You never know if the person you bully in 7th grade will someday be the dentist working on your teeth!
  2. The things you think are a big deal in your teens won't matter much when you're in your twenties.
  3. Always keep an umbrella, jacket, and flashlight in your car.
  4. No matter how good of a cook you become you can never make your food taste as good as your moms.
  5. Travel as much as possible before you have kids!
  6. Always keep $100 stashed away somewhere. You never know when that may be the last $100 you have.
  7. Hugged your mama as much as you can. She won't be here forever.
  8. No matter how old you are you still need your parents!
  9. Being a mom is the most wonderful and most difficult job I've ever had.
  10. What you own doesn't mean anything if you don't own yourself.
  11. Take as many pictures as you can. Memories really do fade.
  12. Hair grows back. Never cry over a bad haircut.
  13. Get a yard boy!
  14. Duct tape doesn't fix everything but it fixes a heck of a lot of things.
  15. Life is much easier if I turn thing over to God and let go a little bit.
  16. There are very few things in life that are permanent.
  17. No matter how much money you make it is never enough.
  18. Laughing about things is so much better than crying about it.
  19. Manners really do matter. Being polite and graceful is an art that is fading fast.
  20. Letting go is hard.... living on is harder...
  21. Having a child was the best decision I ever made!
  22. Never say never. Seriously NEVER say NEVER!
  23. A man may be able to fix things around your house, but your girlfriends can fix things around your heart.
  24. We all can make a difference in the world.
  25. Sometimes even hard work doesn't get you what you want. But at least you have the satisfaction of trying.
  26. Sleep must be a priority. Without it I feel like shit!
  27. Asking for help can save a lot of time and embarrassment.
  28. You can never have too many people to love you.
  29. If you don't like yourself no one else will.

That's what I know folks. I'll post again when I'm 30.


Holleyberry said...

Happy Birthday! I hope you have a wonderful day, some yummy cake and lots of gifts! You should be very proud of the life you have built with your little one. :)

Missy said...

Happy Birthday.

You don't know me at all, but I follow your blog. I think adoption is great, I love your parenting skills and I love your photos! I have never commented before, but often times I want to reach out and hug you and say chin up! It will all be okay.