I remember being about 8 or 9 and thinking, " Wow I cannot believe that one day I'll be 12, a preteen. That will be so neat!!!"
When I was 14 I remember thinking I would never get to 16, the milestone so I could get my drivers licence,(although I had to wait till I was 19 because my overbearing parents wouldn't sign for me.)
I never imagined what I would be like at 34.
I had never thought of it.
26 for some reason was a a hard birthday for me, but 34 seemed inconsequential in the realm of it all.
But for me it is a gift, as I realize the true worth of me.
Dare I say, I feel wonderful.
I am healthy and strong.
I am at peace, satisfied with myself and my existence, my place in the world.
I fear my mortality as probably most parents do, but live everyday to my highest potential so in the end, when ever it may be, I can always say I did my best.
I see the good in most things and most people and don't make a fuss about too many things that aren't important.
I have learned what wisdom is and feel that I am slowly becoming wise.
I have many "Sarahisms" that I can now share, and freely do much to my husbands' humour.
I trust my judgements and think things through, almost to a fault.
I have overcome, as most people do in life and I have seen the other side.
I treasure, enjoy and covet my family, my children and my friends.
I know what is important and what isn't, and find true value in what deserves it.
I am 34 and I am Fabulous!!!
So how did I spend this momentous day??
I was surprised with a day at the spa. Yes a full day.
Pedicure, wrap, facial, massage and lunch in there as well.
J and the kids dropped me off and although I worried that I may stress myself into relaxing and be unable to, I managed to have the best, most relaxing day I can remember, ever.
I was pampered and had time to reflect and be self absorbed, something I seldom get the opportunity to do.
I even fell asleep in a few of the chairs.
Then while I was having my day, J and the girls planned a wonderful BBQ with most of our family and friends and we ate, laughed and had a great evening.
Thank you to everyone for making me feel so special and so loved.
(Sorry to those of you they forgot to call or couldn't find your numbers of, we'll just have to have round 2 soon)
Here are a few shots of the day.
Yes there were 3 cakes, and each one was fabulous.
My Cake Guru made me this spool of delicious thread.
A dear and thoughtful friend made this yummy chocolate zucchini cake and a crown I got to wear.
Can you imagine with 3 young ones and a hectic schedule she still made time to make this for me.
My sweet loving neighbour and great friend must have spent hours making this extraordinary lemon meringue cake. Super delicious and tremendously thoughtful.
Of course I had to sample all 3.
J put on quite a spread.
It came in waves from the BBQ and kept us eating for hours.
A glorious end to a fantastic day.