Thursday, September 25, 2008

47

Today is my 47th birthday. My how the years go by quickly when you start having kids. This past year has been a world wind or was that just these last few months. I can't believe we are packing up our home and moving to Texas in less than two weeks. My first novel is in the process of being published. Life is not boring.

The last eight years here have been great. I will always look back on my memories here fondly. The people we leave behind are wonderful. I love you all. I expect lots of hugs before we leave. You can read my husband's blog about our move here.

I look ahead and see lots of boxes in my future and lots of driving. I love Tom and life with him is not dull. I'm getting to see the United States from coast to coast. I love you dearly and I look forward to our new adventure together.

Today, a break from all the packing and a nice dinner awaits me with my honey. I'm grateful to God for my loving husband, my children, family and friends. I'm not sure what the future holds in Texas, but I'm in His hands and that's a good place to be. If the past 47 years have taught me anything it is that God is good and He loves me.

(c) Nadine Zawacki 2008

33 comments:

Tom Zawacki said...

Happy Birthday Sweetheart!

I love you!
Tom

Tonya said...

Happy Birthday Nadine! I hope you have a great day.

Tammy said...

HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY NADINE!!!

You are definitely enjoying a wonderful, exciting time in your life! :D

KarenW said...

Happy Birthday! You are a year and 5 days ahead of me. : )

Debbie said...

Happy Birthday. You don't look a day over 30.

Louise said...

HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!
I hope you have a fabulous day and enjoy some time with your honey.

My baby shares a birthday with you!!

HUGS!

Damselfly said...

Happy birthday! You look mahvelous!

I saw on another person's blog your comment about going to Orlando. That's only three hours from me! Maybe I'll meet you *someday*. Good luck with the move!

jennifer said...

Happy Birthday Nadine! You look beautiful in your photo. Tom is a blessed man to have you.

And yes, yes, yes... God is good!

Knitting Mania said...

Happy Birthday to YOU!!!!

Sounds like life is getting more interesting in your part of the world... Congrats on your book btw!!

Happy packing and have a safe trip to TX when you go!!

Theresa said...

Happy Birthday Nadine! You're still a baby.

palmtreefanatic said...

Happy Birthday Nadine! you look beautiful!

I am so happy of all the wonderful things happening to you!

HOBO said...

"Happy Birthday"
Life is a journey and we all are travelers...

Dawn said...

I didn't leave a message yesterday, because I couldn't find the comment link. Weird! Happy Mutual Birthday - yesterday!

Have fun packing! I moved numerous times as a kid (being a p.k.), but have not packed up and moved for 30 years now. Yikes - I need to at least pretend we're moving to get rid of some of this amazing amount of accumulation of "junk."

Dawn said...

Belatedly... (Sorry!)

Happy Birthday, to you!
Happy Birthday, to you!
Happy Birthday, dear Nadine!
Happy Birthday, toooooo yoooouuu!

I hope that yesterday was filled with joy and all the things that make you happy!

You're gonna love Texas - I just know it!!!

Blessings!

Jacki said...

Happy Birthday, Nadine! You look absolutely gorgeous! I hope I look as good as you do when I turn 40, let alone 47.

Jillian, Inc. said...

Happy Birthday. You've become a cherish blogging friend and I am so excited for you and Tom as you being this new journey (and for all us who get to read about it). So much has happened for you this year. I hope the coming year is richly blessed.

chelle said...

awwww Happy Birthday!!! I hope all your wishes come true this year!!

Scarlet said...

Happy Birthday, girl! I tried to leave a comment when you first posted this, but couldn't get into the link! :(

Wherever you go, God is always with you. I can't wait to hear more about Texas...and your book!!

E-mail me on where I can buy it.

Keshi said...

Happy belated bday wishes lovely Nadine MWAHHHHHHHHHHH!

I hope u had fun. U look radiant as ever!

Keshi.

Cheri said...

Happy Belated Birthday!

Debz said...

Happy B'lated birthday Nadine.
You sure don't look your age....I'm 9 years younger and have more wrinkles than you do :o(
LOL

Amydeanne said...

happy birthday! Mine was on the 24th!

Lala's world said...

Happy Belated Birthday!!! hope you had a wonderful day!!

Shionge said...

Hiya Nadine, I visited earlier but was not able to leave a comment then.

Anyway...Happy Belated Birthday on this special day and may all your wishes come true.

Follow your heart Nadine, you are always on my mind :D

Sandy said...

It's good to give thanks for all that we have! Congrats on your book being published! woo hoo!

Jane - Mom Generations said...

Nadine - I am so sorry I missed wishing you a Happy Birthday on your actual day (how funny that you share it with my nephew)! I hope you had a wonderful day, and that your 47th year takes you on wonderful, happy adventures. I have no doubt it will!

Reva said...

Happy Birthday Nadine. My Dad's birthday is on the 26th and he just turned 76 years old. He is still active and healthy and travelling with his honey as much as he can.
A new move can be scary but exciting too. I'm glad you are looking forward to your move as a new adventure and not a sad thing. What great new things you will see and wonderful people you will meet. New friends and another place for you to call home.
Thanks for giving encouragement for me about my son's cancer. I also thank you for offering to read some of my beginner's book efforts. Once you are moved in and settled a little, maybe I can email you a segment or two and see what you think. I will gladly accept any scrutiny and suggestions you might offer.
Good traveling to you and touch base when you are settled.
my email address is mcrickreva2@msn.com

Kate said...

I missed this last week...sorry.
I hope your birthday was fantastic. May your new year be filled with much more blessing that you've ever had. May you overflow with abundance that the people around you are touched. May the middle third of your life be ever greater than the former third (since we are promised long life). God bless your journey. Open your eyes wide and enjoy the journey...I'll certainly enjoy reading about it.
Many blessings.

Jenna said...

Your amazing! I'm excited to see where God takes you and Tom on this next adventure of your life!!! I've been so blessed to get to know you! seriously nadine!! You are such an amazing example..someone i look up not only spiritually but your sassiness/divaness/hottness/amazing advice...i could go on forever!! ha =] I LOVE YOU!

It's All Good! said...

Hi Nadine, Happy birthday (late!). We're the same age. And it's a good age!
God bless,
Brenda :)

Demara said...

HAPPY belated 47th BIRTHDAY!!! can't wait to see pics of your new place..if possible.

Ann(ie) said...

Happy BELATED Birthday my friend!! I am SOOOOOO behind on blog reading. :( Or I would have been by a lot sooner. I'm bummed you're moving, but I still have hopes to meet you and see Texas. Now I have a reason to visit. :) I hope your Bday was fabulous....you deserve nothing less. And how cool to say you've published a BOOK? That just rules. xo.

elizabeth embracing life said...

Nadine I am so happy that you can celebrate your life with so much adventure and joy in knowing the realities of loving Jesus. I'm reading backwards here, so bear with me. Wow Texas. That is quite a change for WA. God is going to use your GO'Diva spirit for sure.