Thirty Trips Around The Sun, My Birthday

Posted on: 08/25/2014

Today is my thirtieth birthday & it’s just like any other day in my house; I’ve got babies of all ages to feed, diapers to change, laundry to wash, dishes to clean, toys to pick up, homeschool to teach, etc…. Except, it’s not just any other day because I have turned 30 today. Like most women, I’ve cracked a few jokes about turning thirty, but honestly I have kind of been looking forward to it. I’ve earned the right to say “I’m thirty! Somehow I’ve survived three decades on this planet!”

I know it’s kind of cliche to say “I’m surprised I’ve lived this long,” but it is very true in my case. Depression has almost ended my life on multiple occasions, it truly has been a life long struggle. Aside from my current battle with PPD (which ever so slowly is getting better), life these last few years has been pretty good and so has my mindset. I’m smart enough to know how lucky I am & I’m grateful for all of the blessings in my life. Loving family & good friends have been a great support system & I appreciate them all. My life isn’t perfect, but I’m doing my best to find the silver lining in things.


Me & the only gifts I need... hopefully they'll clean the kitchen.

My husband asked what I wanted as a birthday gift & I can name a few things that would be nice: a pedicure, getting my hair done (finally!), a subscription to The Homegrown Collective, a Vitamix (dream big, right?), or diapers/a carrier. Really, all I need is a clean-ish house, a dinner (& dessert) that I didn’t cook, & a mostly peaceful night at home with my family.

If you happen to see us, Muffin & I are wearing dresses, but not because we dressed up to celebrate. There’s a mountain of dirty clothes to tackle & I’m not really doing laundry today. It is my birthday & maybe that makes it a wee bit special after all.

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7 Responses to "Thirty Trips Around The Sun, My Birthday"

You definitely deserve a break from the laundry and if that means you dressed up, all the better! Hope you got a dinner and a pedicure. Hugs! See you soon and we’ll celebrate! Make it 30 days of Jen turning 30!


I did get dinner & dessert, plus the kids cleaned some. Miss y’all!


Thirty was the best year of my life…here’s drinking to it being the best year of your’s.


I’m hopeful it will be the start of a wonderful decade greatly different from most of my twenties 🙂


Happy birthday my friend! No one should have to do laundry on their birthday! Here’s to a whole week of dresses 🙂


A week of dresses sounds good to me! Thank you Stacy ❤


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