Friday, February 03, 2006

Thirty

I am thirty today. My husband skipped his early morning workout to be here when I woke up and to corral any kids who woke up before me. Which was 2! He then fixed me breakfast right down to the chocolate milk (KAYA MULK per Parker). Husband taught Parker to say Happy Birthday, which is TOO cute. I then taught him to say MOMMY'S OLD. I will probably regret that at some point. So. Thirty years ago today I was born. I thought I might reflect on the past 30 years:
Lived in Clarksville, Texas, met my friend MALW in kindergarten, sibling of 2, loved Miss Piggy, sprained my ankle, loved wrestling, lost my grandfather, my dad's birthday cakes, moved to Paris, hated 5th grade, made the basketball and volleyball teams, started liking school, met my friend MNDD, got a boyfriend, was baptized, played softball, went skiing, made junior varsity, got my first car (Chevrolet Celebrity), played on state floor in Austin, graduated high school with some great friends, went to ACU not knowing anyone, worked retail, grandmother died, divorce, spring break campaign TO NYC with a great leader:), pledged a club, graduated, my grandfather died, started teaching in Richardson, got my very own apartment in Dallas, annual Hot Springs trip with mom, found a church home, found Husband, got engaged, married in Paris (TEXAS), went to Disney World, bought first home in Arlington,taught 1 year in Arlington, went to NYC with SIL and MIL, moved to Corinth, my mom got sick, taught in Coppell, found new church home, BIL died of cancer, went with AES to Chicago and went to Oprah Show, got pregnant, had Parker Gregg Pearson, quit teaching, love staying home, got pregnant, went to Colorado for 5 year anniversary, went on cruise to Caribbean, had Emaline Cagle Pearson, TURNED 30!

I know that I left out so much, but had so much fun and sadness remembering all of these memories. God has blessed me in my life, even in ways I wasn't aware of at the time. So, Mommy's old. I can't wait for the next 30 years.

By the way, doorbell just rang...and I got FLOWERS! Thanks Husband, Parker and Emaline.

7 comments:

Kelli said...

Happy 30th. Sounds like more joy and happiness than anything else over the past 30 and I hope there's just as much and more joy for the next 30. Thanks for the shout out for NYC leader. I'm pretty sure that's not true though. :)

jenny biz said...

Happy Birthday!! So glad God made and designed you to be who you are!! Hope your day has been extra special!!

Jami said...

Happy Happy Birthday! I thought about honking and yelling "Happy Birthday" to you on my way to work this morning but decided your neighbors might not appreciate it :)
Hope it is a fabulous birthday!!!

Phillips' Family said...

Happy Birthday! When I read the "birthday club" email yesterday that mentioned you were thirty, I thought "Paige isn't 30 yet, she is just a year older than me." Then I realized I am about to be 29.....
Sounds like a wonderful day!

jettybetty said...

Happy belated birthday!
Sounds as if you've had a very busy, and mostly blessed 30 years!

Phillips' Family said...

ps---Is Emaline's blanket in the picture the one by Amy Coe for Target? If so, DON'T wash it. It will never be beautiful again. The tag says to handwash or dry clean only. Ours is beautiful no more :(

Deana Nall said...

Wow -- interesting life so far.

What I want to know is... how did you get pregnant on the Oprah show?