"Amazed." That is my theme word for this year's birthday. I am a lady of many (sometimes too many) words so you would think it would have been difficult for me to sum up this past year in one word, yet I find myself sitting in my office a little before 8:00am sipping my cup of coffee and thinking of nothing else other than this one little word - amazed. I am amazed that the past year has gone by in a blink of an eye. It seems like just yesterday we were celebrating Erica's wedding in the Dominican and my own wedding date seemed impossibly far away. And here we are...Erica just celebrated her 1 year anniversary and I am a mere 6 months from the big day.
Time has certainly amazed me but that's not really why I chose this word to commemorate my birthday this year. I am amazed at how my life has come together in the last 12 months. I am amazed by how much has fallen into place. I am amazed at what the next 12 months has in store for me. And before I go any further, I want to clarify that I don't say any of this patting myself on the back or thinking that I was at all responsible for these things happening. I sit here in utter "amazement" that I have been so blessed and fortunate to be here today on my 28th birthday thinking that somehow by some merciful act of God I am able to celebrate another year looking back and forward, amazed at what has been and what is to come.