Thursday, September 1, 2011

Dear September: I've been waiting for you!

I've never felt this way before - giddy that September is here.  The first of every month usually just means the rent or mortgage is due, the emergency broadcast system will do their test at 11:45 a.m., and I need to flip my calendar over.  Nope, not this month, not this year.  I'm ringing in September with open arms and a thankful heart.  If you read Learning to Celebrate, you'd know that my birthday is in September and that this is the first year I'm actually going to celebrate it.  My birthday has never been a big deal to me.  Ever.  I'd just as well work through the day and order Thai take-out.

Well, my friends, not anymore.

If there is ever something to celebrate, it's being, well... alive.  Another year.  Another shot at living your best life.   I will never take another birthday for granted.  I will not let another September 18th come and go without saying, "Thank you, God!  Thank you, family.  Thank you, friends.  Thank you, life!"  No complaining about the number of years, or even the number of white hairs on my head.  And to make the month even sweeter, my little love will be turning ONE on September 7th.  Oh, what a year she has had.  What a gift she has been.

As for me, it's 36!  Bring. It. On.  I have a feeling this may be the best year ever.  Oh, I've got all kinds of plans up my sleeve.  Needless to say, the theme of the month is going to be - CELEBRATING.  Are you ready?

Let's do this!


  1. you are sooo cute! love it!!! my heart is smiling!!!! happy september kim!!!!!

  2. I celebrate with you! September birthdays rock! I am so grateful for another year too. Life is good

  3. Oh - I love it! September = celebration!

    On my last birthday, in March, I turned 42! Oh my - and a new friend asked me this question...

    "What are you doing to honor yourself today?" Stopped me in my tracks. I've been like you, the day comes, it goes. No big deal until this last year when a woman named Jenna(life is so interesting) asked me this question. So, now I ask it of you.

    Kim, what are you going to do honor yourself on your 36th very celebratory and special birthday?

    xox Jenna

  4. So stocked to get to celebrate with you in Hawaii!!!!!!!!!

  5. Can't wait!!

  6. Hooray for celebration! Have a fabulous Birthday! I soooooooo needed to read your blog tonight! Thank you for the reminder to celebrate...everything(even as my twins walked out of their bedroom for the 43rd time in 3 hours with another excuse not to sleep...I turned my frustration into celebration thanks to you!) Sending so much love to you!
    Love Mili

  7. Jenna:

    Thank you for asking that question. It's funny you used those words. When I was in the hospital I told my husband I felt like I never honored myself by being so blase about my birthday. I've been putting a lot of thought into the question. Post to come...


  8. Mili,

    Oh, I can just picture those little guys coming out 43 times (you always feel braver when you have a partner). Glad the post put a little glimmer of celebration on the night. :) Anything to help a mother of 3 boys 3 and under. You're amazing!

    Sending love back to you!