Today is my birthday. I find them more special now than I did when I was younger... my friends plan a special outing for me, a break from my routine with the kids. My mother-in-law comes to visit with dinner and dessert. And I generally don't mind getting older. :)
What seems so surreal to me is how it feels like just yesterday that I was a a child, spending all of my time with my siblings. Or a 20 year old, hosting my sister for month long visits wherever I was living. Or going on my first trip with Adam, our whirlwind trip to Martha's Vineyard. Or a new mama with my baby always in my arms. There is something bittersweet about those memories feeling so near; it makes time feel like it moves so quickly.
But I feel blessed for the fullness of my life and am looking forward to enjoying the day with family.