Another Year Older, Another Year Wiser…I Think

Happy Birthday

Why yes I did just wish myself a Happy Birthday.  32 years ago today after my mom had been on bed rest for over a month, I made my official appearance into this world and that is when the world became complete *snickering*.  I was actually born 2 months early still and was over a 6 pound baby which I take to mean I would have been a hoss in September when I should have been born.

32 year of learning so much about life, I swear to you just when I thought I knew it all something happens and makes me realize I don’t.  32 years of friendships.  Some that have come and gone.  Some that have come and stayed.  Obviously not all but some of these 32 years have been spent being a parent and wife.   Those years so far have left me with memories I will treasure forever and leave me looking forward to the memories I known are going to come.

My 32 birthday isn’t going to be some outlandish, wild crazy party (come to think of it I don’t think I have every really had one of those since I was 13 LOL).  It’s probably going to be a low key stay at home day because I didn’t plan anything LOL.  So unless you have an idea of what one should do on their 32nd birthday or unless you want to bring me a birthday cake I shall just be here chilling at mi casa.

32 years of living a life I see as blessed.  32 years of memories to last a lifetime knowing there will be so many more.  Which makes me realize 15 years ago I was getting ready to start my senior year of high school…and at that point I remember thinking 32 was OLD.  Funny thing, I don’t feel old, so glad to know my thoughts of what old was back then were very wrong.  In fact aside from gaining the much needed wisdom, a husband, and 3 kids I don’t feel much older than I did at 17.  Though the lines around my eyes show I am definitely not 17, they show I have a lived a life full of laughter and love that leaves me smiling.

It would have been nice to sleep past 4 a.m. on my birthday but for some reason my body thinks it’s time to get up.  That’s one of my goals this year to retrain my body 4 a.m. is not a time to be waking up, so if you have a tip let me know.  Now off I shall go to do what one does at 4 a.m.  drink coffee of course, if I can’t go back to sleep I am going to need all the help I can get today.

Happy Birthday to me, Happy Birthday to Me, Happy Birthday, Happy Birthday, Happy Birthday to me!

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Hi! I'm Toni. I am a happily married, christian, momma of 3 living on Florida's sunny Gulf Coast. I am a lifestyle blogger and Seint Arist. I started blogging when my last child was born as a way to share my love of all things travel, cooking, beauty, recipes, and more. Now pull up a chair, grab a glass of sweet tea and let's get to know each other. I truly hope you enjoy getting A Daily Dose of Toni!


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    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TONI! You survived one heck of a year. I admire your strength and faith! It seems as we get older (unless we have someone in our lives that is really into party planning) that our birthdays are just another day in the life of a mom (and in your case wife!) But, on the plus side, as one of our customers says, any day you wake up on the right side of the grass is a day to CELEBRATE!

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    Happy Birthday Toni! Hope it’s fab!

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    Happy Birthday!!! Mine is Friday and I’ll be (cough, cough) 42!!

    And after birthing babies that were 9’4″ and 9’15”, you would have been a hoss. Take my word for it.

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    Wishing you a happy birthday along with many happy and healthy returns!

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    Happy Birthday Toni! May the Lord continue blessing your life.


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    Happy Birthday! I hope you had a wonderful birthday weekend!