Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Another year gone by......

So today is my birthday. :D Another year that really just flew by. I must say though that I have had an incredible learning year – well, at least the last 7 months anyway. Not always easy, not always fun, but amazing none-the-less. And as difficult as some of it has been, I wouldn’t trade it for the world. Growth pulls and tugs at every little part of you, it stretches you and brings you close to the point of tearing apart. And at that point, just when you feel your soul is about to rupture, new parts of you emerge; extensions of you, yet somehow they feel as if they have always been there. That’s really cool. I don’t know what this next year will bring, but I’m excited to find out!
And to those of you who have shared your time, thoughts and insights with me as I have struggled and grown, to those of you who have supported and prayed with me, thank you so much. I really appreciate you! I wouldn’t be where I am without your help and concern.
And to all my friends – old and new - I just wanted to say I love you guys (and I really like you too…!). I’m not one to say that often or easily because it’s an open invitation to rejection, it makes me too vulnerable. But we (I) neglect to do this too often, and it really needs to be said.
Anyway, those are my thoughts for today….


Julie said...

Happy happy birthday!! I hope the day is wonderful.

Mike Clawson said...

Happy Birthday! Are you doing anything special to celebrate? If we had known sooner we could have put something together. :)


gerbmom said...

Uh - basically I was here by myself most of the day with the dogs..... finally got a chance to get a little reading done. :D
Too many things going on to really find time to celebrate, but we did go to East China Inn for dinner. :)
Now they've all left me again, so I'm on puppy duty till someone else gets home and rescues me.... LOL!

Tammy said...

you share a birthday with my twin cousins and my sister in law.

do you that next year on aug 2 i'll remember your birthday???