Embrace Each Moment!

Yesterday was my birthday. Ask anyone who knows me and they will tell you I love my birthday! Some people find that strange. They don’t understand my exuberance on my birthday. There are those that look at a birthday as just another day.


I consider my birthday special because I am still here to enjoy another year of life, celebrating the memories made, and the many more to make, hopefully.

My husband, Jeff, says I treat my birthday like a national holiday. Maybe so. I like to have the day off to have some me time. I think everyone should have their birthday off to spend the day however they choose. It is, to me, a celebration of the moment life was given, a first breath was taken and the beginning of a journey to paths unknown.

Yesterday, I spent part of the day reflecting on my life. The path I have taken. The bends in the road. The mistakes I made along the way, making me a stronger person. The lives that were given because I was given life.

Reflecting made me very happy for the most part. It also made me just a tiny bit sad. Years seem to go by faster the older I get. Where does the time go? My kids are grown. They have kids of their own. I know I may not live long enough to see my grandchildren grown with families of their own. That saddens me. I feel like all I did was blink and I turned 54!

I don’t consider myself old, but I can tell a difference in myself now and ten years ago. But, so life goes. That is why I love my birthday. I celebrate because I am here! It is better than the alternative.

I cherish life! I try my best to live each day to the fullest, doing the best I can with what I have.

I want to wish everyone a happy birthday and a happy life! Embrace it! We only walk on this earth once. Make the most of it.

God Bless!


About katcountryhub
I am a graduate of Northeast Community College with a degree in journalism. I am married to Jeff Gilliland. We have two grown children, Justin and Whitney and four grandchildren, Grayce, Grayhm, Charli and Penelope. I will be covering Lyons, Decatur, Bancroft and Rosalie and am hoping to expand my horizons as time progresses!

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