Sunday, May 3, 2015

Happy birthday to me! {and a gift for you!}

I really like birthdays. I like my birthday. And I like other people’s birthdays. I like to have parties and give presents make invitations and eat cupcakes and give goody bags.

Honestly, I thought I may outgrow this at some point, but I turn 36 today … and I haven’t, apparently. And, you know, there are enough hard days in life that celebrations are good – regardless of the day or the number of candles on your cake.

Speaking of candles, I don’t think anybody is going to give me a cake with 36 candles on it. And that’s fine – as long as somebody gives me a cake, preferably one that involves chocolate and peanut butter together. And while I’m sharing preferences – I like the party but not so much the singing “Happy Birthday.” See, I’m an extrovert in some ways {hello, birthday parties!} but an introvert in other ways {I do not want to be the center of attention, ever.}.

And I need to tell you that 36 is my favorite number and I’m super excited to be at this point in my life. Yes, that whole sentence and declaration is a strange combination of weird and nerdy.

So, anyway, it’s my birthday and I like to give gifts. And, hey, my daughter’s birthday is in three days. She turns 8. And, yes, that’ll be her birthday but it’s also the anniversary of God making me a mom. I talk about motherhood often around here – especially how becoming a mom was such a faith journey for me and how nothing has been more sanctifying than actually being a mom.

Add all of that up and you’ll get 36. No, not really. But add all of that up and you’ll get my ebook – “Peace in the Process: How Adoption Built My Faith & My Family” – for FREE.

Absolutely free.

No strings attached.

Just go to Amazon today through May 6 (aka My Birthday through My Girl’s Birthday!) and download my ebook for free. For reals.

Happy birthday to me. Happy birthday to Cate. And happy day to you.

{Oh, and if you want to give me a birthday present, although you certainly don’t have to, tell your friends to download “Peace in the Process” too. And when y’all finish reading, come back to Amazon and leave a review.}

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  1. Happy Happy Birthday sweet lady!! You are such an encouragement!!

  2. KristinHillTaylor5/03/2015 1:31 PM

    Thank you! So glad to call you friend!

  3. Happy Birthday and thank you for the book.
    Many Blessings to you both.
    Loads of joy and celebration.

  4. KristinHillTaylor5/05/2015 8:35 AM

    You're welcome! I hope you enjoy it!

  5. I have scanned through, I know I am would love it. Get ready to dig in.
    Thanks again