Happy birthday to me!
I haven’t always been a huge birthday person, but as I’ve gotten older, I’ve gotten more and more into them. It’s funny. I am now 34 years old, officially in my mid-30s, and I feel younger than ever.
I have decided to post a few things I am grateful for.
I am grateful for my amazing wife. I adore her more each and every day. I see far too many people unhappily married around me, and I am so grateful I get to come home to my best friend. Life is smooth sailing with Tina, and I love everything about our marriage.
I am grateful for our healthy pregnancy. We are also having our first child later this year, and I am choosing today, my birthday, to announce our baby’s sex.
We’re having a boy! For some reason, I was convinced that Moon Pie was a girl, but I was proven wrong, and I could care less. I can’t wait to have a son. I look forward to playing catch, going on hikes, teaching him how to shave and how to tie a necktie, and even the birds and bees talk. I want to have an amazing relationship with my son, and I am grateful that I have the tools and abilities to do so.
I am grateful for my health. My weight is slowly but steadily dropping (I actually posted a loss today, but I’m going to share it tomorrow). I can walk. I can lift weights. I am strong, and I am getting stronger daily.
I am grateful for my job. I work with amazing colleagues who I value as friends, including one I’m writing a book with this summer! I have the most amazing boss ever. I enjoy what I do. I don’t dread Sundays like I used to (because Sunday meant Monday was almost there). Maybe it was because my lost two jobs were utter hell, but for whatever reason, I am grateful for everything about my job, even the stacks of grading papers I have to do.
I am grateful for all the wonderful people in my life. I have so many amazing friends and family members.
I am grateful that I live in a country where I can share my thoughts freely and worship as I choose, without fear of punishment. I am also grateful for the men and women who have died for me to have this right.
I am grateful for my sense of humor, and I love that my wife shares it. We have spent hours laughing together at stupid cat pictures, lame jokes, awful horror movies, and other random crap that I’ve never seen anyone else but me laugh at. I don’t believe in soulmates, but if I did, she would be mine, because I’ve never met anyone as well suited to be my partner.
(Sorry. We really like funny cat pictures.)
I am grateful for the Hunger Games. Don’t judge. Book and movie were both awesome.
I am grateful Tina is not into Twilight, and in fact hates it even more than I do. Bella makes me sad and a little angry.
I’m grateful that Tina
heartily endorses my desire to become a Power Ranger tolerates my obsession of the Power Rangers.
I am just grateful, and I need to be more grateful everyday.
And to close, happy birthday to me!