33 feels like...well...TERRIFIC!!

Today, I'm 33, and it's a great day to be alive! I woke up (no kidding) to my favorite country music station, playing Travis Tritt's "Great Day", and I couldn't have said it better!!!

My day, thus far, has been chock full o' irony. Okay, just one MAJOR ironic thing, if you don't include the song. After my birthday phone calls, every day for the past 33 years, came in (Mom and Dad), I finished getting my pretty on, I sat down to eat my breakfast and read my morning devotions. Now, I will preface this with the statement that a LOT of you are in-the-know on the choices I have made in my life...positive ones, regarding my decision that 'true love waits'. 'Nuff said.

Therefore, in my lifelong quest for irony, you can imagine how AMAZED I was to find my devotional today all about making good choices in relationships; looking for attributes that are pleasing to God, and waiting for my husband to share that intimacy with. THIS!!!

Do you think this girl stole a page from my journal? I'm attempting to include it here, on my blog, but it's not cooperating. Give me another day or so if you don't see it right away.

In other news, I've had cards and letters and presents since last night...all of them just washing me over with love. That's as cheesy as it comes, folks...but that's all I got. I'm just so blessed to have family and friends that just surround me with love, every single day. THANK YOU.

A few days ago, a good friend of mine asked me, "Toma? Do you ever feel like there's something missing in your life? Like, things are just passing you by, and you're, kind of, left out? And I don't mean 'missing' in the marriage-and-kids kind of way. Sometimes, don't you wonder?"

My reply? A resounding, "No way!"

Not that I've done everything and seen everything, but I do live my live with NO regret, whatsoever. If an opportunity presents itself, and I can feasibly, financially and logistically do it, I jump. Some call me tenacious. Okay, I'll take it! I think, when you choose a career with the military, especially in hospitality, you better be tenacious, or you'll be eaten alive. I told my friend this, and I'll repeat it here; I don't live with ANY regret, because my choices (bad, good and indifferent)

What a blessing!

I'm not making any new resolutions or decisions about how I'm going to live at 33. Same as I did in 32; do everything I do based on love...be thankful for what I have and the people who give to me...and never forget my iPod.

Mom and Simmer, Daddy & Kath? You get the last line here; thank you for giving me life 33 years ago today.

And thanks for making it

Be grateful,

Toma's Favorite Song Today: "Great Day" by Travis Tritt

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