Birthday post

Today was my birthday. Well, it still is, but the day is practically over.

Do you ever get those "birthday blues" after your birthday is over, and you realize that it won't come for another whole 365 (or 366) days? I usually feel that way. There's rarely a year where, after all the happiness and fun, when I'm about to go to sleep at night, I have a good cry. Sad that I won't be anticipating little surprises from my family, special phone calls from my friends, paper chains hung around my bed, the special supper and dessert I picked out, and not to mention the fact that everyone seems to love me on my birthday. 
     But this year was different. I prayed that God would help me to have a nice day, and he did. It struck me this morning that most of the time people seem to think that on your birthday you have to be happy for every second of it, and you have to make the right decisions about what to do on your birthday, or the whole thing is ruined. I realized that I might not be happy for every moment of the day, but that's okay. Ultimately, it's just a really good day. It's only twenty-four hours long, and honestly, have I ever had a day where I was happy for every single second of it? ;) 
     So after realizing that this morning, I tried not to agonize over what to do. I let myself not be entirely blissful the whole day. I spent time being happy at the little things, even if they might not have been the most fun things that I've ever experienced. And it ended up as a wonderful day. One of the best birthdays, I might add.
     I woke up to donuts that my brother got from Dunkin' Donuts (okay, my dad actually paid for them, and they were just leftovers from a Men's group my brother attends, but he tried to get extra for my birthday) and a homemade breakfast sandwich by my dad. Not to mention the fact that my family bombarded me (in a good way) with 'happy birthday's. :) 
     After getting ready for the day, I played a little on the Wii with my four-year-old sister and then watched a couple episodes of a T.V. show with my siblings. My oldest sister then took me out, and we stopped at Dunkin' Donuts (Hot chocolate with a shot of espresso = YUM) and then went to a few stores. Anthropologie was the first store we went to, and I think I pretty much browsed every inch of it. I wish I had tons of money so that I could buy things there. Or that the prices were cheaper. That would be nice too. ;) She bought me a really cute mug with my initial on it, and we went a couple other places before heading home. The rest of the day was pretty leisurely. For supper I had chicken pot pie and my family went around the table saying what they like about me (a birthday tradition). We did presents (one of which was a Ravelli tripod!!!) and then had Oreo cheesecake for dessert. :) I went on my computer for a little while, took a couple pictures on the tripod, and then watched a movie with my two older sisters. It was a wonderful day, and I wouldn't trade a second of it. 

Thank you so much to everyone who made my day brighter! I love you guys! :)

(taken on my tripod :) )


  1. Ah! Happy birthday Madeline!! Sounds like it was perfect :)

  2. Happy Birthday! Looks like you had a great day!BTW: you never mentioned how old you are..


  3. I'm so glad you enjoyed your special day...I love you everyday, Sweetie.

  4. I love you everyday, too! Maybe we should start a post-birthday tradition...


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