Saturday, September 19, 2009

SOOC Saturday: Tablelamps in trees

I turn 35 today.

I have loved the 30's - more than any other decade in my life .

Like a friend of mine says about the 30's  "Life is changing a lot but its good "

A lot of the goodness of this decade has come with becoming more resilient and being open to life and the road it takes me down

Now I know for sure  that not getting what I want in life does not mean not loving what I get 

When I was expecting R - when people would ask if I wanted a boy or a girl - I would always say - all I want is normal

Well you see how that turned out !

A child who reads before he talks

Makes little crosswords but does not get hide and seek

Carries vowels instead of  a blankie

Worships numbers before he likes stuffed animals

And so on.

It seems to me that happiness is a choice.

A choice to spend mourning the life we were meant to have.


To celebrate the one that we do have.

Another friend says "the bend in the road is only the end of the road if you refuse to take the turn"

So what if I did not get a typical child.

I did get the best one.

If there one thing I know, its that the unexpected oddest out of place things can be the most beautiful ones

Like Tablelamps hung from  trees.



And  Utterly Marvelous

Spotted on a sidewalk in Denver and taken with  phone. For more phone with Straight out of camera visit Melody


robin said...

Happy Birthday!

My 30s were the best decade thus far...I may say differently in a few more years though as I'm enjoying my 40s.

iMother2.0 said...

Happy Happy Birthday!

I'm 39 and am LOVING my 30's...looking forward to my 40's!

Loving your post and your oh so amazing shot!...makes me wanna hang tablelamps from my trees :)

Mr. Daddy said...

Happy Birthday, great post as always...

Lisa said...

Happy Birthday K, may you enjoy your special glorious day!

Beautiful post, and how cool is that to see that hanging from a tree.


Unknown said...

That is so wacky! I love it! Get shot - even if it is from a phone.

And a happy birthday to you!

Lisa said...

K, I am completely lost on why it doesn't update on anyone's list, actually a few people have commented on that. I have tried fixing it a few ways but to no avail nothing seems to work.


Christine said...

Happy Birthday. Speaking as someone who just turned 40 a few days ago I must say that it just gets better and better!!

I love your posts, by the way, I find them very inspirational. Yes, it is good to love what you have even if you didn't expect it!

Anonymous said...

That was beautiful! Hope you had a great birthday, Hun.

Jewelz said...

☆☆Happy Happy Birthday☆☆
Watch out...the Naughty Forties are sneaking up :0)

Lovely Lamp Capture.
What a cool thing to happen upon.

Thanks for sharing

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday! I would say I hope all of your wishes come true but it sounds like they already have, beautiful post. ;)

SoCo mom said...

"It seems to me that happiness is a choice.

A choice to spend mourning the life we were meant to have.


To celebrate the one that we do have."

Oh so true -- I completely agree. And I was in my 30s when I figured that out that I would be happier wanting what I had (than getting what I wanted) :D

I *love* your picture -- we hung Japanese lanterns from our trees and it reminded us of the Mad Tea Party from Disney's Alice in Wonderland.

One last thing, when we got the formal diagnosis of autistic disorder for our son, I had a well-meaning person come to me and tell me it was okay to mourn the loss of a dream. I've never really understood that because I see my son as his own person. He is happy and healthy and, I think, will make his own way in the world.

I love him just as he is.

A Lady Called Amy said...

Very cool, almost haunting picture. :-)

Happy birthday!

Lyndsey said...

What a great picture! I'm so happy that you're so happy!:) Mwah!

cjaxon said...

great shot! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!
I tempted the Fates too. I saw an obese child in a restaurant when I was pregnant with Katie, and I said "lets make sure our kid never gets that way" ... God laughed and gave me a child with diabetes. Type 1(ish) she will never be fat.

danette said...

Beautiful! I love your perspective, and I love your friend's quote: "the bend in the road is only the end of the road if you refuse to take the turn" how true.

Happy birthday, I hope you had a wonderful day!

Sande said...

Hasn't the world lied to us?! Culture tells us that we will be happy if we have a, b and c and in the right order.


We are all made in His image sure, but all different aspects, uniquely put together. We are NOT cookie cut .... can you tell I am on my soap box now .... :)

The greatness in one of my children is so different to the greatness in another but together they compliment ... their greatness is then greater.

Your little man is precious. He will be passionate and focused and more than able in THE WAY He was designed; given his wings aren't cut.

Speak out his unique strengths and he will soar.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday!

Love this post. Love the line 'Now I know for sure that not getting what I want in life does not mean not loving what I get.' So true!

Bonsky said...

A wonderful post on what I expect was a wonderful birthday weekend. Enjoy!

All About the Bailey's said...

Happy Birthday K! Your post really touched my heart tonight...thank you. Hope your weekend was filled with smiles :)

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday!!!!! I especially loved this line:

Now I know for sure that not getting what I want in life does not mean not loving what I get

I was just telling a friend that I didn't ask for all of this (life as it is) but I wouldn't change it. I hope I can still keep thinking that.

Cool picture, too! Unexpected things like that are great!!

Stephanie said...

happiest birthday to you!

seriously, i need you like a little voice in my ear when the days around here are dark.

Shirin's Art said...

happy belated birthday k

Anonymous said...

oooWow! & Happy Birthday!


JoyMama said...

Happy belated birthday to you, and here's to another year of much joy in the unexpected!

"It's not having what you want, it's wanting what you've got" - Sheryl Crow

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