Ok, for serious now. I'm grateful to live in such a beautiful city. I have grown to love this city more than I ever thought possible. When deciding to move here, I was scared it would ware me out. I thought I'd feel overwhelmed. I was scared of not feeling "home". Well I can tell you I feel home. This city has become home to both of us and we're so grateful for the opportunity to experience this city.
We've been having serious discussions on what our next step in life is going to be and where it's going to take us, and we are sad to think of the possibility of leaving this beautiful city. Whatever we decide, New York City will always hold a special place in our hearts.
And the happiest of birthdays to this beautiful lady!! I know I know, you'd think she's my sister. We hear it all the time. But really, what mother of seven kids looks this good! And she doesn't even try. It's hard to see her as a grandma. She looks like she should still be having babies of her own. She is the most selfless woman in the world. She somehow can manage everyone's crazy schedules, 2 jobs, babysitting everyone else's kids, doing every parent committee, choir committee whatevers, school fundraisers, homework, driving to and from soccer, voice lessons, doing YW volleyball, and cooking for not only her own family, but for others too. I don't even know half of the things she does in a day, but I am positive she is the busiest woman on the planet. If I ever complain of feeling overwhelmed, I feel silly doing it to my mom because she is and always will be busier than I am. A busy schedule fuels her. At Disneyland, no one can keep up with her. There are no such thing as relaxing vacations in our family. Her energy is unreal. She makes me feel like an old lady. She's so positive and has such a fun personality.
We're wishing we could be there to celebrate! Love you mom!
|The only picture I could find right now of her. Sorry, I know you don't love this picture mom. But I think it's beautiful.|