Charm is deceptive & beauty is fleeting: but the woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.
Proverbs 31:30

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Last Day of my 20's...WHOO HOO!!!

So, I know I have mentioned my love of birthdays. Not just my own birthday but birthdays in general. I love to go all out for Alex's special day and I think he loves it too. So much in fact that he is already telling Tripp and I that we are not invited to his birthday when we upset him. Of course, we quickly remind him that Sassy Pants don't get bday parties and he better watch it. Gets his attention for sure.

Anywho, I figured that to commerate the last day of my 20's I would list the things I am most thankful for from the last decade:

* my husband, Tripp. We were married when he was 22 & I was 21, almost 22. During our marriage, I have learned alot about myself through him. I guess I didn't realize before just how stubborn I really was and still am at times. That has been humbling in a sense. I truely have a wonderful husband. Even though he totally overcooks my grits at times, he is still my one true love.

* my son, Alex. Where to even start with this little guy....he is by far one of the greatest things that has ever happened to me. These past 4 years that have included him have been the most amazing of all of my soon to be 30 years! I feel like I am at a loss for words as to how grateful I am to have him. He is my heart.

*my friendships. I have been blessed to have 'retained' a few special friendships over the years as well as form new ones. Be it the girls I went to high school with to the girls I worship with, I am blessed. Most importantly, I am blessed by the friendships that allow me to share my heart. Julie has been an amazing friend to me over the last few years. I just know that our friendship will last a lifetime and I pray for this. She is a wonderful person who allows me to be myself and holds me accountable. We all need that. Tonya, that girl is just hilarious! I laugh so much when I am around her. She has the BIGGEST heart and a willingness to do anything for anyone. LOVE HER! Erin, o-how I miss that girl! I could really kick myself for taking the time we had here in the same town for granted. Now that she is in Forney, I realize how much I love that bond. I can call her up anytime and pick up right where we left off. It is like that with Tiffany & Ramonia too. I think that is awesome in a friendship!! Trina, we go waaay back! Though our friendship has been through it's tough times, we still know each other like no other. I think it is b/c we are so alike. God has blessed me with such a diverse group of friends. From the newcomers (Nikki, Sara) to the Oldies but Goodies (Paula, Brittney), I am blessed!

* my family. Though what I consider to be my family is a bit spread out, I am so thankful to have them! I married into a wonderful family through Tripp. Vicky and Walter are some of the best grandparents out there. They love Alex so much and covet the time they spend with him. Alex likes to tease Big Daddy with his kisses and hugs but thinks that Big Daddy hung the moon. Nana's bond with Alex is out of this world. So much so that Alex sleeps with a special Nana Bear. To attempt sleep without it is a mistake unless he has the real thing, Nana herself! Aunt Brenda is flat out amazing! That woman loves like no other! Charlie & Pam are wonderful!!! Such a large part of our hearts involve them. We just love them so much! My mom, Grammy to Alex, is great. She has a big heart for her grandchildren. She has so many that need more of her attention than what Alex needs so they don't chill as much, but when they do, it is constant, "Grammy, watch me! Grammy look at this!" When she leaves, he asks when she is coming back. So sweet! Jim & Debbie are good with Alex too. Alex and Papa have a special connection that is pretty tight given the amount of time they have spent together. Apparently, those that love Alex in turn get loved even more so by me! Ha!

*my job. WOW, how blessed am I to have the wonderful job that I have!? I feel like I am working with my family. RB has become a surrogate father for me. Though he is my boss, he is also an amazing source of guidance and wisdom for me. I have so much respect for him and what he stands for. I am grateful to have a strong role model to look to. Julie, the sister I never had. As mentioned above, soooo amazing as a friend and work mate. Clint, big turkey! I kid. Clint is an amazing person. Tough shell on the outside, heart of gold on the inside. Whoever is able to crack the shell so to speak is going to be one loved wife! God has someone special for Clint and I pray that He reveals her soon. Clint deserves to be happy and have that special someone. I work with several other great people who have made an impact on my life. Just so blessed to be in this company!

*my faith. The number one that I am most grateful for. I feel like my connection with God has gotten so much stronger during the latter part of my 20's. It has been such a joy & priveledge to teach Alex about Jesus & learn more about Him through that process. I have been saved by Jesus and that is really all I could ever ask for. Though I don't deserve it, God has chosen me and allowed me to be His daughter. He has planned great things for me through Him. What a blessing!! He forgives me for my short comings and guides me daily. Thank you Jesus!

Yes, my 20's are about to come to an end. Am I sad? NO WAY. Am I super excited about the future? YOU BET! I am so thankful for all of the blessings in my life. I strive to live a life that is pleasing to the Lord with Him first and my family second.

Whooooooo hooo! Tomorrow is my Bday!!!!!!! Yippeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nerdy 30, here I come!!


The Smiths said...

What a great way to look forward to turning 30!

Happy Birthday, Katriana.

Mzzterry said...

happy,happy birthday. may you be blessed beyond your wildest dreams in the next decade! enjoy every single day of this wild ride we call life!!

Blessings to you!!

The White House said...

Hey! Have a wonderful birthday, Katriana!!!