Today is a momentous day in my life…and I didn’t even realize it until my sweet husband surprised me with these at work today.
I had no idea why I received such a beautiful bouquet. Were my tacos that delicious the other night? The card revealed that my clever husband knew that as of today, I have officially been alive for 10,000 days.
Not only was this a very sweet, unexpected surprise that brightened my day, but this has also given me a chance to reflect back on my 10,000 days of life; the good, the bad, the routine.
I was an only child for 1173 days.
I’ve been a big sister for 8827 days. I still remember the day Daniel was born.
4654 days passed from my first day of kindergarten to my graduation from high school.
I was a college student for 1576 days.
1953 days passed from my first date with Jason to our wedding day.
I’ve been a dog mom to Winston for 1564 days.
1498 days ago I passed the NCLEX-RN and became a Registered Nurse like Mom and Grandma.
We’ve been homeowners for 1339 days.
I’ve been married to my best friend for 1047 days.
I’ve been free of student-loan debt for 2 days.
I have so many more events, significant or not, that I would love to add if only I could remember the dates! My goal going forward is to be more mindful of the good things in my life that I experience each day and end every day with a sense of thankfulness for another day of life.
Today, as I looked through my “Growing up with Charlotte” photo album that Mom made for me I am reminded of all of those family, friends, people and places that have shaped me through the years. I am so grateful for everyone who has played a part in leading me to where I am 10,000 days later.