Thursday, June 19, 2008

Another Blessed Year

Yes, it's official...I am now to the point that I cringe as I see my birthday approaching....

In 34 years I have learned:

Frowning makes wrinkles

So does smiling
So do children ;)

All those years of eating whatever I wanted without so much as a dimple are starting to pay me back...with interest (okay, it's not THAT bad, but I def. have to watch what I eat now)

Everyone wants to feel special

People are mean when they don't like themselves

Children can see right through a hypocritical attitude

The very thing that you criticize someone else's child for...your child will do

Kids are very very very messy

Boys like gross things ( don't need to elaborate do I?)

Childish things may be annoying but not necessarily wrong

I'm not training up children to be pleasing to others, I'm training them up to want to be pleasing to God

My mom was right when she said the blue eye shadow looked guady and lots of other things which have resulted in the destruction of the evidence of such "what was I thinking" moments (ie pictures)

My prediction of bell bottoms never making a true come-back was accurate

My prediction of pegged bottom pants never going "out" was sorely wrong

"Jelly" shoes make your feet stink

Organization makes me happy

My house must be clean but it's not perfect and this is okay!

The key to a clean house is to clean as I go (only blog when the kids are sleeping riiiiight)

Embarrassing moments are what life is made of-especially with kids

The key to a good friendship is listening more than talking

Most offences are not worth even a second thought

It's not about me

If I think of a small thoughtful deed...I need to do it right away

Someone is always watching

Chocolate is my friend

PMS stands for Press Mouth Shut for the duration of the irrational hormonal roller coaster

Finding the funny side of a situation will save me from having a heart attack-this is what I tell myself

A simple smile can make someone's day

Nobody cares if I'm right and they're wrong

People don't want a solution to their problem, they want a listening ear

Time is wasted when it's not planned out

Most blessings are found when I am willing to step out of my comfort zone

I love people :) All types...I genuinely enjoy them

Loving my husband means overlooking his shortcomings

Making my husband happy comes before making others happy-including my children

Well, unfortunately, I have learned that deeply jealous people are dangerous and should be avoided

It has never benefited me to worry about something I have no control over

A good hug, a gentle touch to the arm, a squeeze to the hand-goes alot further than any word

God is always the same and is always good

A Good friend is truly a gift from the Lord

(having some major blogger quirk issues)


Laura said...

Happy Birthday Heather! You have learned a lot in your 34 years, the blessing will be to pass that along to your wonderful children! Have a great day!


Anonymous said...

Hey girl, just want you to know I read your blog all the time. Every other day or so. I love and miss you!!! Talk to you soon. Please let me know when you get settled in VA. Love ya!!

Grafted Branch@Restoring the Years said...

Your wisdom exceeds your years...I learn much from you regularly, but this post was especially good!

Happy Birthday to you. :)

HOPE said...

Happy Happy Birthday...
34 is not so old...
You could be my age!!
but that will not be told!

Happy Happy Birthday...
for such a lovely friend..
You make so many happy..
hugs and wishes here I send!

Rebekah said...

Happy Birthday!

Wish I had this list 10 years ago!

Pam--in Jerusalem said...

Happy Birthday!!

Wonderful post.... your wisdom shines through!

Free In Christ said...

Happy Birthday. You've learned so much in your short years.

Kimberly said...

HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY!! You are a gift to all who have been blessed to truly know you. Pray your day was as wonderful as you are!!

Jenny P. said...

Happy Birthday dear sweet Heather. Wish I was there to give you a big hug . Sending my love your way and hope you had a good day.

liz said...

Such wisdom from such a youngster! =)

Robin said...

Happy Birthday! Great post.

Happymama said...

Happy Birthday, Darlin! I loved reading the things you've learned. Those were so great!

I hope you had a wonderful birthday.