This is 38

November 29, 2015

Written By

Tabitha Dumas

November is our Month of Never-Ending Celebrations and it’s so busy that when people ask me about my birthday on November 29th, I go, “Oh, yeah! I have a birthday!” I can’t think that far ahead so it will probably involve popcorn, a Christmas movie and flannel pajamas with the fam. Bliss. But, since it is my birthday, I wanted to write a post for you called…

this is 38.

Is it just me or do you feel like you haven’t really had a milestone birthday since 18?

And I think back and realize that when we graduated from high school in 1996, some of my friends had PARENTS who were 36 or 38. Wha…?!?

I’ve plucked a few gray hairs out of my head this year. They’re silver, actually, and in twenty years, will probably be quite pretty.

Oh, and I chopped off my hair!

It was one of the best things I’ve ever done and I’m so happy that I took the risk and did it!

After cutting sugar in January of 2014 then dramatically changing my diet last fall, I lost weight then gained some back and have settled at a size that I actually really love. That only took 20 years. Sheesh. 

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At the Queen Creek Olive Mill, taken by my dad.

Many of you don’t know this but we’ve been trying to get pregnant off and on for about three years with no luck. It’s to the point now where it’d be a wonderful surprise, but I’m completely at peace with it never happening. It really is OK, so for real…don’t worry about me. Sure, for about two days out of the month, I’m a little sad (more frustrated than sad)…but beyond that, I am absolutely thrilled with the family we have.

In fact, our boys are 10 and 6 now and are an absolute delight. This is us in the Gilbert Days Parade recently. We had such a blast!

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On the vintage fire truck in the Gilbert Days parade.

This year my word was SHINE and it has honestly been my favorite year so far.

I know why…it’s because I tried a lot of new things. This is like my highlight real from 2015 if you want to check it out.

Every day before my feet hit the floor, I thank God for this abundant life.

I never take that for granted since the day Super Mom died.

I am a blessed woman, truly “living the dream.” I’m just trying to be my best me to encourage others to be their best selves.

I’m so grateful to have walked the earth for 38 years and I fully expect this year to be even better.

Thank you for being with me on this journey!

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