Friday, July 24, 2009

Today I am 30....

and it doesn't seem real.

This is who I still am.
Me with my cute twin sisters displaying our personalities to the max.

Me: Heart Sunglasses, of course
Haley: A Doll Dress as a Hat, Perfection.
Adie: Chilling with a Ball Cap, Perfect Pose!

Today, at 30, I still feel like this crazy girl...

Except now I must go somewhere a bit more private if I need to cry and scream.

I feel that I have lived my life not truly realizing that another year has come and gone. I understand it's a new year numerically speaking, but I don't think of it as literally a year of my life that is OVER and that I will never get back.

I mean it's only 12 months. That is a blink.

So to me, I will always remain the same Marta that was sprinting at the Ballwin Elementary track meets.

Life was so fun and easy and I was in {FIRST PLACE}

(Isn't this the BEST picture? My Uncle Craig took it and it's definitely one of my all time favorites. The way my school is right above me cheering me on is just priceless. And I remember it like yesterday!)

Now at 30, I don't always feel in first place, but as long as I can keep a good pace I think the best is yet to come.

Over the years I have experienced new things like graduating high school then college, getting engaged then married, having babies (times 3), changing LOTS O' DIAPERS, chasing said babies, buying a new house and cars and paying those bills, having parties for my babies and LAUGHING a lot.

What is tough about turning 30 for me is that I will never get those years back to have my babies, buy my first house, live my DREAM over again.

But that's life.

All I have now (all anyone has) is the PRESENT and to live each day in my 30's with no regrets and enjoying every minute with my family.

They are everything to me now and will be everything to me in my 80's.

Happy 30's to you all!


~ Kelly Ann ♥ said...

Hope you have a wonderful B-day!

Cute pic- I'm an identical twin also

Candice said...

Happy Birthday, I love what you wrote so sweet, and true. Thanks for that, I just had a birthday and I was feeling a bit weird about it and now I know why, because I cant get the time back when my babies were small and all. Thanks again.

Diane said...

Great perspective. I am confused as to how old I am at times too. The pics are great!

Unknown said...

Happy Birthday, girlie! What a true, true post--and I'm loving the pictures!

Hope your day and your 30's are amazing, honey!

MaranathaMom said...

What a wonderful ode to turning 30! I will turn thirty-ONE--in FIVE days! It sounds sooo much older than thirty! You have accomplished so much in such a short time. Happy Birthday! You will make so many more wonderful memories "In (your) next 30 years."

Lucky Irish Gal said...

Carrie Bradshaw introduced us to the idea that 30 was the new 20. Happy Birthday!

Heather @ Glitter and Gloss said...

Hope you had the happiest birthday!

mel @ the larson lingo said...

Happy 30th Birthday! I turned 30 in May & it was a hard one for me, since so many amazing things happened in my 20's! I also wrote a post about to help me process the Big 3-0 :)

jonahbonah said...

ok...I'm ALMOST there with you...but, not yet. However, you made it a bit more bearable!!! Maybe I will slip into 30 with pride...or, I might stay 29 for a few more years!! LOL



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