Birthdays. Thankful That They Come Every Year. #29

As hard as I try to control every.damn.thing our sweet Lolo is turning 29 today. There are days when I wish I could transport her back to this stage:

cheeks for days…

But who listens to me? No one, that’s who. She went and grew up! Probably for the better, as I could only keep up with toddlers for so long before I would have fled the scene…twenty somethings; they’re more my speed these days.

We are so proud of her in so many ways and not just because of the field of work she chose. (I’d rather she not!) She has the best heart! Bonus: her face is as pretty as her heart.

You’ll not meet anyone with as much empathy that she contains, and add in copious amounts of intelligence and wit: She’s damn near perfect.

Wishing our sweet Lolo a beautiful 29th year!

I don’t remember many of my actual birthdays, but my 29th stands out because I woke up with The Chicken Pox. I was so sick, I thought I was done like dinner. Other than the Pox, my 29th year was a great year; we’d decided to leave AZ and move back to Florida to be closer to our friends and family.

Like BonJovi said, we were livin’ on a wing and a prayer, but it all worked our for the best.

Dear readers, do you remember your 29th year? Share some insight of what you wish you had known then or some words of wisdom for Lolo.

Me? I wish I hadn’t wasted a moment of my time giving two turds about what other people thought of me back then.

Signed, Lolo’s Mom

27 thoughts on “Birthdays. Thankful That They Come Every Year. #29

  1. Raising a decent human being should be rewarded. You done good mom!
    To be honest I don’t even remember my 29th. And though it’s extreme trite, my only words of wisdom are very true. It’s the things you don’t do that you’ll regret. Everything else is simply life experience.
    Happy b’day to your beautiful daughter.

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  2. Bijoux

    When I turned 29, I had a 3 year old and a 14 month old. I was just trying to keep my head above water. I’d tell her to embrace her youth and try new things. Happy Birthday to your sweet girl!

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  3. mbmom11

    When I turned 29, I had an almost 2 yr old and a 7 month old, and I felt I could do it all. I miss that overwhelming sense of confidence.
    I would tell myself to find time every week for myself- a hobby or activity- and that sometimes spending more is cheaper in the long run for quality itens.

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    1. Bravo to you for having confidence as a young woman. I don’t know that I had that much confidence at that age, and now I probably have more confidence than I should. 😳 KIDDING.

      Good advice on taking time for yourself! I learned long ago that if I can’t buy quality, then do without. It’s horrible to think of all the cheaper things I’ve purchased over the years that ended up in a landfill.


  4. Happiest of birthdays to Lolo. I agree with Rivergirl, you should be awarded for raising such a great girl. My advice: don’t worry about stuff, it will always work out.

    My 29th? Gee, that was the year I had to have an outpatient procedure to remove a polyp (or growth) from my ‘baby baker’. The results could not have been better- Ed came along 10 months later. A birthday gift several months in the making. Well worth sacrificing the actual day. Ed was baptized on my 30th birthday. Talk about full circle.

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  5. It takes good people to raise a good person. Congratulations to you all.

    When I was 29, I was pregnant with my son Sam. I was also taking night classes towards my Master’s degree. Jared was 3. I was teaching English full time, and that summer I continued classes. Sam was a newborn (born in late April), we had a drought, and it was the hottest summer on record with nighttime temps in the 80s and 90s. Sam had colic, and we had no AC. Tough, tough year.

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    1. You certainly had a tough 29th year. But look at you now! Isn’t it amazing how we can get through those tough times with new learning & appreciation for everything?


  6. Happy, happy birthday to Lolo!! When I was 29, I had a three year old and we were either already here or getting ready to move to North Carolina. My only advice? Cherish every single day – advice I’m sure her very wise mother has already imparted to her.

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  7. M

    Happy birthday to your lovely Lolo! Adorable baby grown into a very fine woman! You must be very proud!

    Hmmm…29? Oh, my….it seems like a loong time ago. I was still childless but we were starting to think of having a baby by then. It’s hard to imagine those days or pre-baby/child days! What did we do to keep us busy? LOL

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  8. nicoleboyhouse

    Happy birthday Lolo! What a joy and gift she is to you.

    I do remember my 29th year, because I had my first baby when I was 29! So…I guess I only kind of remember that year, you know how it goes.

    I had the chicken pox at age 19 and I haven’t heard of many other people who had it as an adult. Wow, was that a terrible experience and one I never want to go through again.

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    1. My girls are the BEST gifts ever.
      Having the chickenpox was the sickest I’ve ever been! And as I was starting to feel better Lindsay got them; she was 8 months old. It was a tough month in our house.


  9. Happy Birthday to your Lolo! She certainly is a lovely woman! I remember my 30th birthday because I bowled on a woman’s league that night and my mom got me a cake that said “30 is not a disease”!

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