Thursday, October 13, 2016

34.

Another birthday has come and it’s a reminder that it’s my second birthday without my mom. So much has happened in the last year. Heck, so much has happened in the last two years. Some things I never could have imagined. Sometimes I imagine that a lot of it can’t possibly be true. That this is all a bad dream and I just have not woken up yet. Sadly, it’s reality. My reality.

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I’m heading into my 34th year with hope. Hope that things turn around for the better . I don’t want to fear the what-ifs. I don’t want to overthink everything. I really would like to just be happy. It seems quite naïve to write that but it’s true. It’s really all I’ve wanted from life. To be genuinely, ridiculously happy. And for the most part I believe I am. Some things in life have placed a substantial damper on it but I am happy and my smile hasn’t gotten any smaller. I still smile big. And to be honest, I’m glad that I can still say that.

Life isn’t always going to be easy. Years will change things. Make things better or worst. But we can choose how we respond to the curveballs. So for my 34th year, I choose to live life. I choose to be happy. I choose to be the person my mom raised me to be. I want to be able to look back and say that my 34th year was a turning point for me; that I got things done and achieved so much of what I want to achieve in my life. I want to say, "Faith, you rocked 34" on the eve of my next birthday so I'm working on that now.

To 34, I’m ready for you. Just suck a little less than 33 ;).

16 comments:

Kristen said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!! You are so going to have the best year! You definitely deserve it!! <3

lovemekayy said...

I agree with your statement about the fear of uncertainty. Happy Birthday gorgeous I pray that you get peace and clarity. I also love the outfits xo!
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Brandi said...

Wishing you a very Happy Birthday, Faith!! Your mom chose the perfect name for you. Hoping this year brings you lots of happiness.

The Pink Growl said...

Hope you had a wonderful birthday! Another year is always something to celebrate, especially coming after an especially tough little bit. Big hugs to you!

The Mrs./The Mom said...

Hope you had a great birthday!! You will rock 34!!

Emily Jane said...

Happy birthday AGAIN! (I will also probably write it on Facebook in a little bit too). I pray/wish nothing but happiness for your 34th trip around the sun. I think everyone wants to be 'ridiculously happy' <3

Pegster said...

Happy birthday Faith. You've set some very basic goals and I wish you all the happiness that you deserve. 34, please be kind to Faith :)

Laura Darling said...

Happy, happy birthday! I hope this year is filled with LOTS of happiness for you!

Desiree Macke said...

Happy Birthday, Faith!! 34 is going to be your year!!
xo

Joy B. E. said...

Happy Birthday Faith! Wishing you the best one yet.

Maureen S. said...

Happy birthday Faith. :)

Highly Favored said...

Blessed Birth Anniversary Faith!! The Best is here, Enjoy to the fullest.

Tomes Edition said...

Happy Belated Birthday Faith! I hope you had an amazing day. God's blessings for years to come

Law_Fal said...

I feel the exact same way you do. Things will be so much better this new year for you! Happy 34!!!

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Jennifer said...

Been catching up on your blogs this morning and this seemed to be the perfect one to comment on. Happy very belated birthday friend. I hope this next year brings growth, beauty and wonderful blessings. And that hope remains your anthem. I love the pictures you posted of yourself - you are a radiant beauty! Here's to 34 sucking a little less than 33! (o;