Tuesday, May 18, 2010

It's my Birthday!

That's Me!

I'm 33 and I am thankful for life.
I love being a mother, love being a wife.

I look to the future and am excited to see..
what is awaiting..
who my children will be..

These days pass so quickly -
spread to weeks, turn to years..
There has been lots of laughter,
sprinkled with tears.

I hold my parents in the utmost highest regard,
they raised me so well,
and have worked so hard.

Today, I think of who in my life I have lost.
My Pops passed away
and I miss him so much.

My Great Grandma Mary,
she was so important in our lives..
I can still see her face
when I close my eyes.

I don't remember my Mom's Dad..
he held me as a baby..
I have that picture, but sadly - no memory.

I sometimes can't believe I have reached 33,
that number seems so old, when you are thirteen..
and I am still somewhere inside - that prepubescent teen -
that can cry when I think others are being mean..

ha.. I still have that awkwardness and self doubt..
I still am in the process of figuring me out.

But I feel good in my thirties.. I feel strong, I feel proud.
I think it is okay, that I am not totally found.

There are some things that I inherently know.
That, wherever I travel, wherever I go..
I have the love of my parents, my Nana, to guide me..
my brothers will always be there and behind me..

My Husband is my rock, my best friend, my other half..
my kids are my sweeties, always making me laugh..

I want nothing more to be for my family..
what my first family was to me..
a great place to come home to..
A great place to just be.


Abby said...

So sweet, Kristin! Happy Birthday to you, my dear. I hope it's a great one!

Alicia said...

You also look flippin' awesome for 33:)

Felicia said...

Happy Birthday and what a wonderful poem.

P and J Crafts said...

Such a lovely post, Kristin! Happy, happy birthday! :)

BeadedTail said...

Happy Birthday Kristin! Wishing you many more! I enjoyed your poem too!

Duni said...

Happy Birthday, Kristin!
Your poem is so sweet and heartwarming - it really shows what a big heart you have. I hope you enjoy your special day surrounded by your loved ones!



jenn said...

Happy birthday Kristin! That was absolutely beautiful!

B Boys Mom said...

Happy Birthday a day late! Hope you had a wonderful day and that your 33rd year of life is also wonderful. I loved your poem.

Lenox Knits said...

What a moving birthday poem. I actually teared up when I was reading it. You have such a beautiful spirit which shines through in everything you do!

Jocelyn Christensen said...

OOh, you are a poet after my own heart! Happy Birthday, beautiful lady! Hey! I'm turning 33 in October!

Wanda said...

A belated HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you Kristen! I hope it was a fantastic day in every way.

Thanks for stopping by my blog yesterday. I hope you will be able to try the coconut macaroons. The next time I make them, I'm going to shape them like Mounds and dip them into chocolate. I think they will be delicious.

Take care....