X is for XXXIII

Today is my 33rd Birthday. I am so thankful for this life I’ve been given and all the people who have made me who I am. I am thankful and grateful for my parents, my step-parents, my siblings, and my extended family. I am thankful for my friends that I’ve had since I was a little girl and the new friends that continue to shape my life today. I am thankful for the people who give selflessly so I can have a job at a place I love.

I am thankful that people go out of their way to say happy birthday to me, today. I am thankful for their love and the way they make me feel like I matter. I am thankful for my little brother, Cameron, who shares this day with me. He has become an amazing, upstanding young man, and I love him dearly.

I am thankful for everything I have experienced in the last 33 years. I’ve experienced painful losses and extreme joys. I have laughed way more than I’ve cried and have way more good days than bad. I’ve come to know a Creator who loves me and who believes in me when the world is crazy. I’ve found my other half in a man who always knows when to say something and when to just cuddle. I have a family I love and people who would do anything for me.

I am blessed. And today is the perfect day to remember that!

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