Tuesday, January 24, 2012

24 on the 24th

Another year gone by, another trip around the sun. 

Wow. 

What a year and what a ride. Hard to believe that I was this cake smashing toddler just 23 years ago!
This year has had its ups and downs, but the ups have been so grand and I've really loved this year.
I really feel like I have come into my own this year, I've hit my stride, I'm really paving my way. 
I feel like I've smiled more, lived more, grown more, and breathed more than I have in years.  
I've confronted some demons, shed many tears, and had many good laughs.
I've found such joy in teaching and wonderful support in my circle of friends. 
I've learned what family truly means and have learned how many people really care about me.  
So, 23, thank you. 
Thank you for a great trip around the sun. 
Thank you for showing me that I am smart, that I am kind, and that I am important. 
And 23, thank you for showing me that I have so many people in my life who do realize this! 
Good-bye 23 and welcome, 24, I can't wait to see what the next 365 years hold for the two of us!

11 thoughts on the matter:

Dorian Susan said... {Reply}

Happy Birthday Tamar. I love how you've expressed your past year-and I remember some of these shots-and especially like that low POV in the grass. So cheerful as I imagine you are and what I would see if we were to meet in person.
Have a wonderful day....today, it's all about you!
And are you sure you're going to live 365 more years? That's super ambitious.

Kathy said... {Reply}

Happy birthday! I just love seeing the joy in your face!

Kathy

Erika B said... {Reply}

Happy, Happy Birthday to you!!!

Erika B

Em S said... {Reply}

Happy Birthday!!

Mookie said... {Reply}

I feel the joy and have enjoyed being on the ride with you. Kvelling!!

Secret Mom Thoughts said... {Reply}

Happy birthday! enjoy your day and year.

tinajo said... {Reply}

Happy birthday sweetie - and DANG how old you make me feel, haha! :-D

Gina Kleinworth said... {Reply}

In the blink of an eye!!!! Happy Birthday!!!!

Nessa Bixler said... {Reply}

Happy Birthday and hoping 24 is better than the last... even though it sounds hard to top!

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said... {Reply}

Happy birthday my friend -- I wish I had had 1/2 the wisdom and confidence you have when I was this age. :)

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