Tuesday, November 2, 2010

buried life

I am finally taking the time to blog :D really blog!! I feel like I haven't in FOREVER!! We went from vacation to b-day parties to halloween festivities and I feel like I have been on a roller coaster! And my house looks like it was on the ride too. I feel so unorganized and out of sorts. I have this major need to go through everything and reorganize and throw out a lot of junk!!! And just as much as my house needs sorting I feel like my thoughts do too!! I have so many things I want to blog about and pictures to share.

But for now the main thing on my mind is that I am about to turn the big 3-0!!! Yep no longer am I going to be in my twenties!! Don't get me wrong I don't think of 30 as old I am actually very proud to be 30 and feel very at peace about my age. I think I am more worried about making sure that I do all the things in life that I want to do before I die. And the reason behind thinking about this is b/c I watched the buried life. You know the show where they have this huge list of things to do before they die and as they travel the world and check things off of their list they help others do the same along the way. It is super inspiring and I love hearing what other ppl have on their lists. I really love the simple and sweet things! I am a big fan of being in the moment!!! So of course I had to think what would I want to do before I die???? And yes alot of superficial stuff came out first and I was like come on...really Dana!!! Go deeper!!!! As I was sitting there I looked down at this beautiful little boy smiling up at me and I realized that I had done the one thing I most wanted to do before I died. I had become a mother!!!

I had not went out and climbed the highest mountain, learned a new language, or lost however many lbs. It was like a duh moment b/c I had wanted to be a momma for so long and it is the most important role I will ever have! I get to raise this amazing little boy and help teach him about God and the world!!! Wow, big shoes to wear!!!! And I pray I can fill them appropriately!!! I have other things I wanted to do before I was 30, but didn't really get to them all. And ya know I don't really care b/c I just want to live in the moment and soak in all the ups all the downs and all the curves in this life!! It is in the imperfections we find beauty!! I am so thankful to be able to be a momma and to be able to realize the gift I have been given!!!

What do you want to do before you die????


Amber said...

Oh my goodness...there are so many things on my list! Such as visit all 50 states, hot air balloon ride, visit Australia, go on a mission trip, etc.

Happy Birthday!!!

Amber said...

we must really close in age because I turn 30 in February and I feel the same way-nothing else matters anymore except being a mommy its wonderful!

Melissa said...

Great post!!

momof5girls said...

You are so wise. If we are not careful, we will set goals that will encourage us to rush on to the next accomplishment and totally miss out on the most important things, our families. I always try to remember that there is always time for a career, but I can never go back and raise my girls again. They are the true treasures of life and to see them grow up to be what God wants them to be and to know the Lord as their Savior is success for me. I'm so glad you are experiencing that wonderful little boy's daily firsts. He is so precious! God bless you all. Love ya, Arlene

Kalen said...

Very inspirational! I kinda hate watching that show sometimes though because it makes me feel like I'm not doing much with my life. But then I smack myself into reality & realize that being a wife & mother is pretty awesome when you make it that way! :) Might make my own bucket list soon, though.