waving goodbye to 25.

21 September 2008

this is me...summer 1997...in colorado.
i was 15.

enlight of turning 26 tomorrow i started to ponder things.
have i ever mentioned that i'm a thinker???

so i started thinking...what all has happened between 15-25???

this blog comes with a warning:
i might get seriously choked up here, i already feel the lump in my throat and everything.

:O)

the summer of 97'
this was physically the last time i laid eyes on my {half} brother & sister.
sad i know.
{long story short...nasty divorce between my daddy & stepmother.}
but nonetheless, here i am.

98' & 99'
basic teenage stuff.
thought i found the love of my life, only to find out the hard way that he SO was NOT.
tehehe.

spring 2000:
i met and fell in love with shane!!!
{here comes the crying part.}
i met him one saturday afternoon at a mutual friend's house.
he was in the service {usmc} and just happened to be there on leave.
long story short...shane became more than my best friend.
he became my everything.
i ♥ shane with all that i am, because he made me who i am.

2001:
i became a mom!!!
shane jackson griffith

2002:
shane came home from the service!!!

2003:
just enjoyed shane being home all the time.

2004:
shane & i FINALLY tied the knot.
i know we did things backwards, but it worked for us!!!
{please don't be one of those people that email me and preach to me about it.}

2005:
i became a mommy AGAIN!!!
melanie nicole griffith

2006:
{11 months later to be exact}
i became mommy times 3!!!
so to go along with my love of all things irish...i offically had irish twins!!!
andrew jay griffith.

2007:
went by SO fast that i'm wondering where the time has gone!!!

present day:
shane & i have been together for 8+ years.
jackson is 7 years old.
we have been married for 4+ years.
melanie will turn 3 in december.
andrew will be 2 in november.
and you know when i look back on the last 10+ years, it amazes me!!!
of course there are a million tiny details in all those years.
but the most important stuff is there.
my family. the people that make rachel...well rachel.

sorry i went all sentimental on yall.
but it was in my heart to do so.

and with that being said:
there's only 1 more day until my 26th birthday!!!
and momma will be here in '2 and a wake up'

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14 comments:

Kristie said...

Such a precious story of life! Enjoy your birthday! Time flies and another year will be over before you know it.
Kristie

Penny said...

Happy early birthday Rachel and thank-you for sharing so much about yourself! I'm excited for you to get to see your mom!

Lindi said...

Happy Birthday! Hope it's glorious!

Kathy said...

Hope you have had a wonderful Birthday. Thank you for sharing your story....

quiltingcindy said...

Your trip down memory lane brought tears to my eyes. In case I miss getting to tell you tomorrow I hope you have a very wonderful birthday. God bless you and your family. Semper Fi

Linda said...

Thank you for sharing your years with us!
Happy birthday!!!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

What a lovely life you have already lived! So many wonderful things have happened to you. Cherrish them all! I love the Irish twins bit. I have sisters that are Irish twins. And they were even in the same grade.

Sandi said...

Happy 26th birthday!! What a sweet way to write about the good times and the bad and yet it all ended up where you are today - happily married and celebrating a birthday!!

MOLLY said...

No preaching here, girl. Sounds like you have it all together AND know where to put it!! Lovely story--did my heart good.
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Kritta22 said...

Going through your 'getting to know you' posts!

You are a fertile mertile! wanna share some of that?!!

Kritta22 said...

Going through your 'getting to know you' posts!

You are a fertile mertile! wanna share some of that?!!

Kritta22 said...

Going through your 'getting to know you' posts!

You are a fertile mertile! wanna share some of that?!!

Kritta22 said...

Sorry that went three times! I'm special

Kritta22 said...

Sorry that went three times! I'm special

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