Sunday, December 12, 2010

Joy in the Simple Things...and my Birthday

Well, I'm a year older today.

Hopefully I'm also a bit wiser, too! I mean, what's the sense in the passage of time if I didn't learn and grow along the way?

I miss my Momma something fierce. Something about the combination of my birthday and Christmas...makes this time of year not as fun as it once was. I've shed more than a few tears.

I'm learning that there is joy in the simple things of the season. The excitement of our boys, planning Christmas surprises with the Hubs, singing with my Dad, a phone call to out-of-state relatives and sweet messages in cards.

Those simple things have brought me the most joy when enjoying the season seemed impossible.

The perfect gift, no fancy wrapping required!

4 comments:

Heather@myeverydaygraces said...

Happy Birthday Anna!

It's hard to be without loved ones... I am so thankful for cherished memories:)

Have a blessed day.

Living Creatively said...

Happy Birthday!!

I hope it's great, full of the good memories!
I miss my Mimi-- this will be our first Christmas without her...

{hugs}

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

Happy Happy Birthday Anna!
You are loved!

Robin~♥

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

Happy Birthday sweet Anna! It is often those simple things that bring the most joy... those simple things that are full of love.