My Next 30 Years

12.05.2011

Well guys- it’s official. I am no longer a twenty-something! Yesterday I welcomed my thirties with open arms. Surprising, isn’t it? Most people enter their thirties with a feeling of dread. But the truth is- how could I be sad? I have everything I have ever dreamed of. I may not be rich but my life is surely rich with blessings.

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Last night we were out to dinner for my birthday and Emerson was being such a little doll and just hanging out in her car seat. Even though she wasn’t fussing, Jesse decided to take her out and hold her. I watched from the other side of the table as he talked to her and played with and I couldn’t help but grin when he got her to laugh that sweet little laugh. For a moment everything else around me stopped and all I could see was the two loves of my life playing and laughing. The joy and contentment I felt in that moment can’t be paralleled.  How could life be any sweeter than this?

After dinner we got home and did our usual bedtime routine. Of course it was later than normal and Emerson just wasn’t having it. She wanted to be held and rocked and I gladly obliged. As I cuddled her soft, soft cheek against mine I thought about how fleeting moments like that are. That was the very last birthday that I will get to rock my sweet 6 month old girl. Sure- I’ll probably rock her again on my next birthday. I might even rock our next baby on another birthday. But that was the last time I will celebrate a birthday with my firstborn while she’s still a little baby.  I tried my hardest to savor every second. To imprint that memory permanently in my brain because it is one that I never, ever want to forget.

So- yes I am embracing 30! I am going to enjoy every moment and count every blessing. I am going to live with intent and love like there’s no tomorrow. Life is just too short not to!

Cheers to my next 30 years! May they be as full of love and laughter as the last!

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Michelle said...

Happy Birthday!!! Sounds like you had a perfect evening :)

SushiMama said...

Happy birthday- glad it was wonderful!

ajs {of MN} said...

Happy Birthday Tami!! I will be celebrating my 30th in May! ekkk

Lauren said...

Sounds like you had a fantastic birthday!

Michelle said...

Happy 30th! I always tell myself it's not about the number, but what you've accomplished over the past year. And with a sweet little bundle like Emerson, I think you've done pretty well :)

Lindsay said...

Happy Birthday!!! :) :)
Super cute photo of you and Emerson :)

The Jeffcoats said...

Awww, what a sweet post my dear friend!! And how true it all is!!! I am so glad you had an amazing b'day yesterday b/c you definitely deserved it! I miss you tons and will join you in the 30s in about 6 months! ;) Love you!

Kelly said...

Tears!! Such sweet sentiments. I agree that it is so nice to be content in life right now and how precious these moments are. Happy Birthday - I hope your 31st year is even sweeter than the rest.

Beth Ann said...

Gees! Make me cry, why don't you?! ;) Happy Birthday! You are very blessed.

wallacefamilyblog said...

Happy Birthday! 30 really isnt that bad I also turned 30 this year in February.

What a precious picture of the two of you.

Paula said...

LOVE your attitude! I hope I am so postive when I turn 30 in a couple of years! Happy Birthday!

Gabriella said...

Happy Birthday! What a sweet post! I hope you enjoyed your special day! :)

Megan said...

Happy Birthday!!!! You look amazing!!

Just the Two of US said...

Happy Bday girlie! here's to many more!

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