on birthdays

12:00 AM

Well, today is my birthday. My 35th birthday, to be exact. The temps have warmed up here in S. Africa, so it really does feel like it should be my birthday and not just another Winter day. Is it normal as you get older that birthdays start to feel a bit anti-climatic? Don’t get me wrong. I absolutely love birthdays and celebrating life, not to mention being celebrated. It’s just funny how you go from counting down the days to it sneaking up on you, and when people ask how old you are, you have to think of the year you were born and what year it currently is and do the math. All I know is that I still feel 25, not that 35 is old or anything.

holding hands
photo by alisha

When I was in Uganda and I shared about living in S. Africa, some people thought I meant that I lived with my parents. They were shocked to hear I had a 10 and 7 year old. And to that I say, “Thank you!” Here’s to many more years of people thinking I’m too young to have kids!

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  1. Happy birthday! I agree that birthdays become anti-climactic, but am glad you're feeling energetic and spring chicken-like! Love following your journey through stories and pictures.

  2. Happy birthday!! It's true that you look too young to have such big kids! :) Nice you had a warm winter day for your birthday - a little Southern Hemisphere gift from God. ;)

  3. Happy Birthday, Jen! I had to laugh because my husband and I were just talking about how we feel so much younger than our age! lol And I have to agree... you look much too young to have a 10 year old! :)

  4. Happy belated Birthday, Jen! I don't think birthday will ever feel anti-climatic to me -- I have way too much fun celebrating! :)


  5. Happy (belated) birthday! I'm two years (& a few weeks) ahead of you, and I can totally relate to still feeling 25! And I have to think of the year & do the math, too! :D

  6. Happy belated birthday - I hope you celebrated in grand style


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