Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Happy 30th Birthday-- no it's not an April fools joke.

Today I celebrate my 30th birthday! Wow! Thirty years old. How did it get here so fast? It feels like yesterday I was blowing out candles on a home made birthday cake. The past weekend I have thought about what have I done and experienced in my 30 years of existence. I gained a brother, who is my hero and my heart. I've gained a lot of cousins as well as aunt and uncles. I won medals and trophies lost some too. I dance, kicked, jumped, twirled, tumbled, punted, pass and cheered through the 30 years. I won a blue ribbon for my peanut butter cookies at the fair. I played a hippo in a play and was broken hearted because I did not get the part of the flamingo (guessing because I was all of 3'4). I remember the mean boys in 6th grade and the awkward stage . I cried when a boy told me my Dad was Santa Clause. I also cried when my Mom put pig tails in my hair. I rebelled agaist my Grandmother by having all my curls chopped off.... she told me I looked like a boy and that made me happy. I absorbed all of the holidays; cooking, cleaning, laughing, Grandad passing out presents, no bake cookies, beer wienies, hamburger cheese dip, drawing names, no lumpy mashed potatoes, Grandma yelling (not in a mad manner she just had a loud voice), pretty china, yams, ham, turkey, and big poofy dresses. I was there when my Grandpa Jones passed, I was one of the only Grandchildren to see my Grandad before he died. I have experienced life and death. I would swim in the public pool-- only $1.00 to get in . I discoed at the young age of 8 I was going to be in sales, why because I won a TV from selling the most Blue Birds candy. I spent vacations in major league ball towns, I have met a lot of ball players, lots of autographs just to see the smile on my baby brothers face. I've been to home opener of the brand new Busch Stadium. I saw the Cards win the World Series that same year. I sat in the dugout at the age of 10 not knowing I would soon be living in St. Louis. I moved to the big city of Sand Springs, made so life lasting friends as well as lost some too. I found a boyfriend, broke up with him, found another one, broke up with him- I'm pretty sure this happened a lot during my 6th grade year. I made the Jr. High cheer team went to Nationals made the High School cheer team , went to Nationals. Feel in love, had my heart crushed. Went to college met some more friends, partied a little to much, racked up some major credit card bills. I sold everything from shoes to underwear to cell phones. I met the love of my life, got married, move to St. Louis, beat cancer and consider myself a successful career woman. I've gained 2 nieces, 4 nephews, 2 sisters, 2 brother n laws, a mimi, 2 sets of mother and father n laws. My mother and father after 30 years are still my best friends. I still share my brothers heart, I know when he's hurting. I have the best husband anyone could want. I've have laughed and cried throughout my 30 years and I'm looking forward to seeing what the next 30 years will bring me! Cheers!

5 comments:

Grandma Smith said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TRICIA
You have had a very exciting 30 years You have overcome many obstacles along the way as well as celebrating many accomplishments. You have always been so full of life and your dad and I have cherished every moment of your life. We are so proud of the woman you have become and will continue to be. Hope you have a wonderful day and that this year will be the best year for you yet. You will always be our special little girl whom we love so very much.

Love Mom and Dad

Libby said...

Happy Birthday girlfriend! I hope that the next 30 are as jam packed with good times and many memories! The best is yet to come!!! We love you!

Anonymous said...

AWWWW HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY!!! WHAT A WONDERFUL 30 YEARS! I am soo glad to have been a part of your 30 years! love you lots!

love you McFall

StaceynCorey said...

Very cool! Happy Birthday. Here's to the next 30 years!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday!!!! You are such a blessing and your blogs are very inspiring!!!!!

Misha