Tuesday, January 4, 2011

"The Prayer" - Andrea Bocelli

Probably. not. a great idea to do a post on my Birthday Eve [yes, it too is real holiday] while being all emotionally stupid.

But after my prayers tonight I just couldn't stop crying.  Emotions have been high over the last 12-ish days.  However, I loved kneeling there pondering about how happy I am to be here.  yep. to. be. here.

To live on this earth at this time.

I'm thankful to parents who brought me into this world.  They already had four children before me . . . . I'm eternally grateful they found a "need" for little ole' Emz. 

[Thank you Saturday's Warrior"]

Trust me, their lives would have been a lot easier without me.

but.......
i
love
my
birthday.

I love birthday's full-stop.

Birthday's equalled:

family time
fabulous food
fine china
fabric napkins
cakes in faces
&
"all the monkey's in the zoo [who] send their best regards to you."

And I've always had a little thing about holding the cake.




always have.

Heck, yes, I can  not be trusted.

I'm. a. freaking. birthday. girl.

Everyone who knows me knows this not-so secret fact too.  What?  ;)

I crawled into my bed.  reached for my phone [one last check, right?!] to find an email from MY brother.  meant the world to me.

really.

then the tears came again. [non-shock].

This post will make zero sense to 98% of you [I apologize in advance]. 

It's the little things with me.

And my brother . . . . . he nailed it.

I love you. MGE.

And a smallish-huge -- -- thanks mom and dad for taking a chance on "just one more"

75 comments:

Alanna said...

Happy Birthday! Hope it's a great one! :)

The Green Girl said...

Happy birthday, girl. ::hugs::

Slomohusky said...

red velvet chocolate! got love it! HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Glad you are here with us!

H Love said...

Happy Birthday ROCK STAR!! Have a great day!

Petraruns said...

Happt birthday sweet Emz - lots and lots and lots of love!

Emily said...

Love how close you and MGE are. Happy birthday!!

this free bird said...

Happy Happy Birthday, girl!! Celebrate all month - take it to the limit and back again!!

xo,
Carrie

Silly Girl Running said...

Happy B-day! They should proclaim it a national holiday, if you'd ask me. ;)

DRog said...

Happy f r e a k i n BDAY! :-)

Johann said...

Awesome post! Happy Birthday! Enjoy and may you have a wonderful day and year. Only the best for you this year!

wannaberunnergrl said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY EMZ!!!

Teamarcia said...

Happy Birthday EMZ! Have a great day and carry that cake everywhere!

Jamoosh said...

Fine china? Damn, am I even allowed on the same internet as you?

Happy Birthday.

Quinton J said...

Happy Birthday!

Anne said...

Happy Birthday EMZ!

Pam said...
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Pam said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!

I love seeing old photos of people sportin' their 80s/90s hair and clothes. :)

BabyWeightMyFatAss said...

Happy Birthday! I love birthdays, I feel like they are the anniversary of the day the earth was graced with my presence! ;)

Laura said...

Happy Happy Bday!!

Colleen said...

The biggest happy birthday wishes to you! :) xoxo

Annie said...

Happy Birthday!

Kovas Palubinskas said...

Happy birthday Em, really glad you are past all those awkward years.

Beth said...

Happy birthday girl!!! Hope you get cake all over your face :D

ShutUpandRun said...

Those pictures are the best. Holding your cake is the way to go.

Here's to a wonderful person who gives so much back to others. Have a great day!!

Julie said...

Have a wonderful super fantastic delicious birthday cake holding day!!!

budget menu lady said...

Happy b-day E. Hope it's all you want it to be and then some.

Still Running said...

I knew there was a festiveness in the air last night -- turns out it was your birthday eve all along. Have a great day today.

Rae said...

Yay! Happy Birthday Em!!!!!

Have the most fabulous day ever!

Karine said...

We kind of feel like we WON THE LOTTERY when we "took a chance" on one more child to bless our lives.

Wish I had time to make you a cake. I would love to hold it for your first bite. (You CAN trust me not to smash it into your beautiful face)!

Your birthday will always be special to me.

xoxoxoxo

Sunny Duron said...

Happy birthday em!!! Hope you have a great birthday..gotta love the spomoni?? cake!!! Love ya!

The Turtle said...

Happy, happy birthday to you! I hope you have an amazing day and a great year.

The Hungry Runner Girl said...

HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY GIRL!!!!! You are such an amazing example to me of staying positive and be thankful for your blessings! WOW!! I hope you have the most amazing day and I LOVED the pictures. Now go eat a lot of cake!

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

Happy Happy Birthday!!

The Eliason's said...

Hope it's a great one!!! and as for your brother...we are BOTH pretty LUCKY!!! WE love you!!! xoxo M/A

runsinthefamily said...

Happy Birthday! Awesome, awesome post. Hope you have a wonderful day!

Matty O said...

Happy Birthday ! Let the weeklong celebrations begin :)

Natalie said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! I hope your birthday is magical emily. i love that mike emailed you a special note. sometimes a brother's words are just the thing to help us know that we are loved and special and doing a few things right. you are loved and special and definitely doing a few things right:). love you!

misszippy said...

Wipe off those tears and go celebrate girlfriend! Happy birthday!

Christi said...

Happy Birthday!

The Kornegay Family said...

Glad mom and dad needed one more, too! Enjoy your special day . . . lots of good memories in those photos!!! :)

Love you!

Jen said...

Happy Birthday! Now you have me singing, "It's my turn on earth"! Hope you have a great day! Love all the pictures with the cakes. YUM!

Lee said...

Happy Birthday Emz! You're a capricorn too!

Goose said...

Of course I wanted to wish you a Happy Birthday, I hope you are surrounded with love. I also wanted to share my love of your song choice today. The version with Celion Dion and Andrea Bocelli is my absolute favorite, I intend on making it my wedding song one day.

Have a fabulous new year.

Allison said...

Happy Birthday EMZ!!! I hope you have a fabulous day filled, love, laughter, fine china and CAKE!!! (CAKE is the best part)

skoval21 said...

Happy Birthday!!! Enjoy every second!!!

Jill said...

Is that the same cake recycled each year? :)

Happy Birthday, Emily! I hope this is your best year EVER!

Kate said...

Happy Birthday to the most beautiful, kind-hearted, badass runner out there!

We love you!!! I hope today is a GREAT day.

I love that Kovas referred to you as trail running Barbie. Oh boy!

Julie @ Hotlegs Runner said...

This post made sense to me! I esp like the last line =)

Happy Happy Birthday dear Emz! I wish for you continued blessings, good health, happiness, and for all the good things to come your way and stay there! Thank you for your blog, thank you for being you! =)

HUGS!!!!

Heather said...

Great pictures! Hope you have a wonderful birthday!!!

Jason said...

Happy Birthday to you Em. I know today is going to be a great day full of smiles and laughs.

BTW - Is that a german chocolate cake in that one pic?

Marlene said...

Birthdays are the BEST! Yours, mine, everyone's! I hope this one is FANTASTIC!!! <3

Sarah said...

Happy Birthday, Emz! I'm so grateful to know you and be your friend. Love the cake in the face pictures. Hilarious!

I hope you have the most wonderful day.

Emz said...

Thank you all so much.

Very appreciated.

Love the cake comments.

Recycled cake. .... Hey if it's your fav you have it every year, right?!

Sunny. Hilarious. Spumoni. Rocks. Well unless red velvet is involved. ;)

Jason. Yes. German chocolate for my mom. When I look at that photo, I unfortunately, can only think of the fact that I promised her I wouldn't shove it in her face then did. She was not impressed. Lesson learned. ;)

Katie said...

Happy Birthday EMZ!!

Rose said...

Happy birthday!!!!!!!

racing dawn said...

HaPpY BiRtHdAy!!!

You're amazing and deserve an amazing year! I'm betting I know the wish when you blow out the candles today...something to do with 1.16 and rockin it...and love and peace and all those other things... :)

Adrienne said...

Happy Birthday! Your almost as old as me. :) Enjoy your day. :)

Kelly Leigh said...

Happy Birthday pretty girl!

Char said...

Happy Birthday Emz!

Blogging has been great in showing me the differences/similarities between cultures. We Australians also celebrate birthdays with cakes but we are very different when it comes to eating the cake. We like to cut it up before sharing it around.

Jeff - DangleTheCarrot said...

Happy Birthday!!!

XLMIC said...

"Just one more"s are the BEST!!!! Happy, happy birthday to YOU!!! Wishing you a year of dreams fulfilled!

Aron said...

so if you wrote this yesterday on your birthday eve, that means your birthday is TODAY!!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! I am a birthday lover too and just happen to share the great month of January with you :) Hope you have a fantastic day!

MelBird said...

xoxo Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!

ps when I was struggling through my long run on Saturday I told myself "If bloody Emz can run 100miles for a stupid buckle, I can run this stupid Ironman" :)

Have a fab birthday superstar!

ShebaJC said...

Love that (almost) all the cakes are the same. Tradition is a wonderful thing. Happy Happy Joy Joy EMZ!

Laurie said...

Hope you have the happiest of happy birthdays ever! Also, "if I had a wish that wish would be... a happy happy birthday to you from me" ha ha

ajh said...

Have a totally Happy Birthday! Make it your day!

Caroline said...

cheers to you!
happy birthday!
mine is coming up...1-11-11!

Jen (Triathlete Within) said...

Happy Birthday!

Tiffany said...

Happy Birthday to my 6 Pack Inspiration! You're amazing, and deserve a fabulous birthday celebration.

Will said...

Happy, happy BD. hope you are ready for the next level in ultra's now that you are a year older. Keep it real!

Barbie said...

Happy Belated birthday. I hope you were spoilt rotten.

Kevin @ Half TRI-ing said...

I love the 80s pictures. LOL They bring back memories

Kevin
http://halftriing.blogspot.com

JenniferLeah said...

love the pictures.
dang.
now I want cake.
really, REALLY, bad

Meg said...

Yipee, have a FUN and joyful birthday, I KNOW YOU WILL!!!

Tay Talk said...

Happy-Happy-Happy Late Birthday!

I love Birthdays too! It's fun to celebrate the actual birth of someone you are so glad is here on earth!