Tuesday, March 18, 2014

30 years ago today

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Thirty years ago today, an 18-year-old girl and her 19-year-old husband of three months and one day welcomed a baby girl into the world. She was three weeks late with extremely dry skin and two teeth {which fell out and wouldn't grow back until she was seven}. Her mother called her her "little monster" long before Lady Gaga made that term a fad. 

She would cost her parents a lot of sleep, a real honeymoon, glasses, braces, sports gear, 14 years of dance costumes, three cars, college tuition, a Phoenix Suns Starter jacket, a Sega gaming system, headaches from not cleaning her room unless threatened, more clothes and shoes than her dad cares to count, and so so so so much more. More than she'll ever know.

But for 30 years she has been grateful to her parents that they never once thought of giving her up, though they were young and just starting out with no money to raise a baby. Love, will and hard work prevailed. And, to this day, her mother says she wouldn't have changed a thing.

Today is my 30th birthday. My parents have been together for 30 years. The love, will and hard work they have shown me throughout my entire life is what fuels me each and every day. 

Happy birthday, to me.
And happy birth day to my parents.

31 comments:

Cheri said...

You were three weeks late!?

And Happy Birthday!

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Caitlyn @ChemGradBoom said...

Happy Birthday and Happy 30 years to your parents that is awesome!!!

Audra said...

Happy birthday bestie! XOXO

sara with an h said...

So precious!! Happiest birthday and many celebrations for you AND your parents :)

The Rachael Way said...

Happy Birthday!!!

Janna Renee said...

You were born with teeth? Haha Happy BIRTHDAY!!! Enjoy your dirty thirty ;)

Kayla White said...

Oh wow, you had teeth!!! Crazy!

Happy birthday gorgeous!

Kristine said...

Happy birthday love!!! :)

Jess Beer said...

Happy Birthday! Crazy that you were born with teeth!

Kayla MKOY said...

Happy HAPPY birthday girlfriend!!!! :) hope its incredible. This was such a cute post, I hope your parents read it :)

Erin LFF said...

You are such a talented writer, miss birthday girl :) Have an amazing birthday, all the best to you on this awesome 30th bday!!!!

Kiki said...

Happy birthday to you!

alyssa said...

Aw I just love this post! Happy birthday!! Hope you have some wonderful plans to celebrate your 30 years! Enjoy your day :)

Katie conkell said...

Such a sweet sentiment! A very happy birthday to you!

My-cliffnotes said...

So sweet! Happy birthday gorgeous!! Since I've been 30 for two while days I think it's safe to say that 30 is awesome!

Jamie Vespa said...

Happy birthday to you! And happy 30 years to your parents! My parents were young when they had my brother and got married too & they're still going strong! It's amazing what love can do! :)

Renee said...

Happy 30th lady! Hope you celebrate it to the fullest! :)

Brittiny Lenz said...

Beautiful post! I'm sure your mom will probably cry. Your dad too. What a perfect example of love.

Steph G said...

Happy Birthday!!!!! Hope you are able to treat yourself to something happy today!

Ericka said...

Happy 30th Birthday lady!!!

Kristen said...

Happy Birthday! Hope you got to spend some time with your parents today!

-Kristen | Kandid Kristen

Micah said...

Happy Dirty 30!! Or is it 30 Flirty and Thriving (name that movie!)? I hope you have had a great day and welcome to the next decade of your life. I know I've enjoyed my 30s so far.

Because of Jackie said...

What a beautiful post! Happy Birthday to YOU, welcome to your 30's! Turning 30 was a turning point for me and has brought only the best things, I wish the same for YOU;)

Because Shanna Said So said...

Three weeks late and two teeth? What in the world? You were special from the beginning!! :) Happy birthday, sweet friend. And remember what I said...30 is totally the new 20...my thirties have kicked ass! Just saying!! xoxo

Katherine Lacabe said...

Happy Birthday and awesomely sweet post!!!

Kaity said...

What an amazing testament to your parents!

Happy 30th! :)

Blogger Ash said...

Happy 30th! Big birthday... I turn 30 in July.

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Kristyn @ Carolina Fireflies said...

Happy Birthday pretty girl! Such a sweet, sweet post! xoxo

Misty, Handbags + Handguns said...

Hope you had a fab birthday!

Gwen said...

Happy Belated Birthday! This was such a sweet post. Congratulations to your parents, too.

(Sorry I'm so late.)

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