Today, I am celebrating my birthday. The years have gone by so quickly! It all seems like just yesterday! I often miss those days when everything seemed so simple. When I didn’t have school and the business of life to worry about. When I could run through my Florida backyard completely barefoot in the heat of summer. When I could play all day without a care in the world. When I could just be a child. Childhood is a wonderful thing. Children enjoy life to its fullest and are never afraid of just being themselves.
But I am thankful for memories…
Memories of all of the things I was able to do in those short years of childhood. Memories of exciting trips to Disney World, Washington D.C, or Grandma’s House. Memories of friends I have grown up with since kindergarten, or have enjoyed since 5th grade. The thrill of finally getting a puppy after praying for many years is a feeling that is not soon forgotten. But most of all I am thankful for the memory of family. The night I saw my brother for the first time; camping with my dad; going on excursions in little mountain towns with my mom; the weekend my little sister was born. These are times I will never forget…on my birthday and always.
I thought I would post something special for this day that I think you, my kindred spirits, will especially enjoy. Here are a few pictures of me (and maybe even my sweet brother) throughout the early years.