Saturday, January 12, 2008

"Birth" Day

So, today I turn 22. Just as I look back at this last year with crazy shock at all the things that have changed in my life, I did it again this morning. I still can't get over what a year I had, and I can't believe it all happened when I was 21! I would say the year could be summed up in "Firsts" starting with my birthday which was the first time I drank Alcohol. Well, I had tasted it before, but I mean... I really dove in head first on my birthday, and had a great time. I drank some that night, some at my bachelorette party, and some on my honeymoon... and then my margarita days were over, pregnancy got me, and no more drinking!

I didn't mean for this post to be about drinking, ha! Okay, moving on.... Actually this Birthday I am sitting here with so much more insight to what my mom went through on my Birthday, now that I have given birth. I told her shortly after Capri was born, "Why don't mom's give each other presents on their kids birthdays?" I mean, it is a celebration of the life of the child of course, but it should also be a celebration of the accomplishment, don't you think? Maybe you guys already do this and I am new to the mama world, but I think Mom's should receive major props on their kids birthdays. is to my mom. I celebrate you and all the hard work you went through to bring me into this world, and how you have loved me, supported me and taken care of me for 22 years.
Happy "Birth" Day mom, I love you!

(P.S. I apologize for the randomness of this post. :))


Jordan said...

Happy Birthday Sweetheart!! I hope you have a wonderful first birthday with your new family. I loved the post, I'm totally going to celebrate my mom on my birthday, ha ha, she deserves it!
Let me know if your gifts arrived ok?? I hope you enjoy them.
Happy Birthday Mama
Love you

To Think is to Create said...

How sweet...I totally agree.

Always gotta one up your sis...

Erin said...

Happy Birthday! I hope you have a great one! May this year be as adventerous as last year...okay maybe not as eventful! HA HA! Have a great birthday.

This Military Mama said...

Happy Birthday Carrington!

I hope you have a great day!

I love your post! It's such a wonderful idea!

Enjoy yourself today!

Love you!

Mommy Instincts said...

Happy Birthday!

Hope to see you in the morning!


mom on a mission said...

I came over from your sis' blog to wish you a happy birthday! I have 4 kids, so I'm way on board with your philosphy :-)) Great insight, really. We do appreciate our own moms so much more when we realize the sacrifices they were making all those years, huh?! Sounds like you had a great year. Cheers to the next!

New Mama's Nest said...

happy birthday! I completely agree!

The Flip Flop Mamma! said...

Happy birthday! (belated). I totally agree with you...the Mama's need to be celebrated as well!

Mimi's Toes said...

HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY TO YOU! I am a little behind in reading Blogs lately...sorry...but I love how you wanted your mom to be honored on your special day. May this next year bring lots of surprises and continue blessings. Wow, you have had one busy year girl..I am still anxious to meet your little angel. I will try to come to church this Sunday.

Mimi's Toes said...

Happy belated Birthday...I lOVE the new look of your blog...I am behind as well in reading blogs.