Today is my birthday.
I am now 37 years old.
The sad part is, I had to do the math to figure it out.
Honestly. I did.
Somehow, I thought I was going to be 38 this year.
Don’t ask me why.
Big Daddy would say it’s because I always round up my age.
Generally come March I start saying I’m the age I will be in November.
That sort of thing.
I don’t know why I do that.
If you are a glass is half empty person you might look at this and say,
“Girl, you are so old you cannot even remember how old you are! It’s all downhill from here!”
If you are a glass is half full person you might look at this and say,
“Surprise! You’re a year younger than you thought! Happy birthday to you.”
In honor of my 37 years of life I thought I’d compile a list of:
37 things I’ve learned in life…
The bible really does hold the key to everything to need to know about life. There isn’t anything you need to know about that isn’t in the book. Your kids are whining? Titus 2:12b
The things you vowed you would never ever say to your children? You will.
“Whatever you don’t eat for dinner you will eat for breakfast.”
“There are starving kids in Africa who would be happy to have your dinner.”
There is nothing sweeter than the feeling of a baby sleeping on your chest.
Sometimes the biggest trials in your life, bring you the biggest blessings.
When you have the most time to nap you don’t want to.
When you don’t have time to nap, that’s all you want to do.
Marriage isn’t always easy but it’s always worth the extra effort.
The friend who encourages you to break the law speeding and says, “Don’t worry, if you get a speeding ticket, I’ll pay it.” Most certainly will not pay it.
Even though it feels like it, you won’t die from newborn sleep deprivation.
But if your husband keeps talking about the good nights sleep that he had, he probably will.
After you have kids there is nothing sexier than a man who cleans up the kitchen and gets all the kids to bed!
Driving a mini van will never feel cool.
Red is my favorite color.
Green is my favorite color.
Pink is my favorite color.
I no longer have a favorite color
Just because you didn’t have the best mother doesn’t mean you can’t try to be one.
Be wary of those who speak about the personal lives of others to you,
because they are most likely speaking to others about your personal life too.
The sky is so clear in Africa you can see the satellites flying through the sky;
They look like shooting stars.
Just because someone asks you a question,
doesn’t mean you have to answer it.
Nothing compares to a handwritten note.
The first person to raise their voice is the weakest.
It’s a lot harder to come up with 37 things I’ve learned than I thought it would be.
I’m regretting the whole, 37 things I’ve learned” thing entirely.
I don’t recommend doing a blog post on 37 things I’ve learned.
Words do hurt.
Especially to children.
If the grass looks greener on the other side
its just a sign that I haven’t been watering my own grass
There is a kind of girl that guys marry
and a kind of girl that guys date.
If you choose to be the kind of girl that guys marry
you may not have a lot of dates, but then you won’t need to either.
I will never embrace my curly hair.
We always want what we do not have.
Longer hair makes you look younger—and shorter.
Your past does not determine your future.
Magic Eraser really does work.
A thoughtful gift outweighs an expensive one every time.
My life turned out a lot better than I thought it would when I was 13.
Twitter is addicting
Facebook is addicting
Blogging is addicting
37 really doesn’t really feel any different than 36….or 35 for that matter.
Comments make me happy. So please leave some!
that’s so neat about Africa (the satellites!) I saw the space shuttle (from Cape Canaveral) take off about 2 weeks ago.
Amy Bayliss says
Happy birthday!!! I hope it was a great day for you!
I liked your 37 things.
And I remember Africa. I grew up there.
Wow! what a great day!!
Happy Birthday Karin!
May God bless you with joy, wisdom and hope.
Have a blessed day!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Loved the list 🙂
Marsha Marsha Marsha says
HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DEAR KARIN!!!
I can relate to having to figure out how old you are on a birthday. Except for me it is because I kid so much and say I am 29 : )
Just popping in from Heart of the Matter to wish you a happy birthday! My husband shares your birthday. 🙂 I loved reading your interview a few weeks ago and look forward to reading more from you. I appreciated your honesty and joyful spirit. Be blessed this year!