I'm not one to shy away from birthday attention... I know you're shocked because I'm so shy and reserved!!! But today is a birthday that I am going to celebrate my parents. As you know, I am adopted (if you don't know, read THIS POST). I have always considered myself blessed to have the life I do. Does it come with some baggage? Yes, but who doesn't have THAT?
Today I am thankful for parents that did the right thing, even though sometimes it wasn't the popular thing, they stuck to their guns and did what was RIGHT. I have loving parents that always wanted what was best for me and still have undying support for me and my family. They are the parents that were there when I was born, kept me when I needed to be taken care of, loved me ridiculously, supported me unconditionally, and showed me how to love my children. I can't ask for better people to be my parents, and if you know my parents, you know what I'm talking about!!! They are just the best and I celebrate THEM on this birthday!!!
Now, I know they didn't do it by themselves, it took a village to raise me!!! You have to realize they thought they were done having children until I came around, so I got to spend a lot of time with my biological dad's family, they have always been such a wonderful support to me and still are. They also love me unconditionally. They didn't HAVE TO stay in my life after I was adopted, they CHOSE to, and how grateful I am!!! My grandma and grandpa were always so influential and my aunts and uncles are just the best!!! I really have the best of both worlds!!!
Then, I got married and received the best in-laws a girl could wish for. They also have had a hand in raising me.... well, maybe just resisting the urge to kill me!!!! HAHAHA!!! Just kidding, Jim and Peggy have taught me so much and I just wish everyone could have in-laws like mine!!!
So, this last little while has been quite hard on me, but when the dust settles down, I realize that my life is just RIGHT. I am so blessed with so many wonderful people that have raised me, but above all, my parents are the ones I think of today. The parents that have gone to the moon and back to do what's right for me. Mom and dad, thank you!!! I love you both so much and I hope I make you proud and continue to do so!!!
Here's looking at 33..... with sarcasm and a laugh!!!! BRING IT ON!!!!