February proved to be an interesting month. A month of celebrations, sickness, family, mourning, and love. February 2016 taught me what was really important in this life. I was reminded of the things I should be working for each day, why I am here, and where I am going. More than anything February made me want to be a better version of me. I have been taking time to reflect on what needs to change and trying my best to focus on those things.
My sweet Ellie turned 9. She is like pure, happy, giggling, childhood sunshine and I love her so much. She informed me the night before her birthday that she wanted to have Einstein bagels for breakfast with strawberry cream cheese. After work, I dropped the kids at home and did my best to surprise her for her birthday. I bought some balloons, the bagels, and a little present. We have a “Birthday Deal” in our house. It was the same birthday deal I had as a child. The child can either have a birthday party and invite friends OR I will give them $100 instead and we will celebrate as a family and then go to whatever store they want to spend their money. She picked the $100. I love when they pick the $100. It feels more special to me to be able to spend the day together. It was a great day.