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My Birthday

Sunday, February 17, 2013

I can't even emphasize how much I've adored and appreciated each and every one of your comments on my transition to maintenance and all of the birthday wishes! You all made it a very special day for me, and I feel so much stronger knowing that I have you all to turn to in the months ahead as I try to figure out the world of maintenance! Thank you, thank you, thank you... from the bottom of my heart!!!

My birthday was great! I worked 12 hours Friday night and only slept for 3 hours yesterday, so I started the day off kinda tired.

Another year older!

I dropped the girls off at the babysitter and went to get a birthday present that I have been looking forward to for years and have been saving for this particular birthday. Meet my new tattoo!

It is latin and means "before the face of God." I don't know how to put into words exactly what this means to me... but I'll try. First, I'll have you know that I'm no Bible thumper and I'm very respectful of all religions and viewpoints. I'm also very diverse. But I, personally, do believe in God and the relationship that I desire to have with him is exactly what this tattoo signifies- open, intimate, honest, accountable, and in His very presence. I realize it's a bold tattoo, but it doesn't make me feel bold; it makes me feel very humble. Getting this tattoo was a very meaningful experience for me. A lot of tears were shed... not during the tattoo, although it did sting a little. But afterward- as I have been waiting for the right time and the right mentality to actually get it. This was a very important birthday for me for a number of reasons.

Then we went and ate sushi. I eat sushi every year on my birthday! I took a picture of it but I'm not going to post it cause I gotta admit... the sushi wasn't the best. I'll know better next time than to let my husband pick the restaurant. LOL!

Here's Robert and I later on that night. We had drinks and sang karaoke- an odd variety! I sang Nirvana and Janis Joplin. Then Robert and I sang a duet- All I Ask Of You from Phantom of the Opera.

Thanks for sharing this journey with me, Sparkfriends!
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