Today is Lisa's Birthday. She probably wasn't going to tell you. And since I don't have Facebook, I thought the perfect way to share would be to secretly hack into her blog and do do a post about it. The theme of todays post is, "A couple things you may not know about Lisa". Without further ado:
She can run 10 miles without stopping. In fact, she did this just last week. The boys thought it would be fun to run part of it with her. I came home from work to find three limping boys. No exaggerating.
She makes beautiful babies. She may or may not appreciate me sharing this, but she refused medication throughout pregnancy, and labor, because she thought that is what would be the healthiest for our babies. I didn't realize it at the time, but this was to be a reoccurring theme throughout the rest of eternity (motherhood does last for eternity, doesn't it?). She ALWAYS puts the needs of her family before herself. Twelve years after that first childbirth, I have never once witnessed her putting her own wishes in front of ours.
She is artistic. If you have followed this blog for any length of time, you know this. Interestingly, she doesn't. We recently had a date night at an art studio where we were asked to paint a picture together. Upon our arrival, the instructor asked Lisa if she was artistic. Without missing a beat, Lisa replied, "No". I was like, "Say what!?" See, even though you and I realize she is gifted and talented, self appreciation isn't something Lisa does. She counts all of the beautiful things around her as blessings, never once considering that she is a blessing for so many others.
She gets bored easily. You may have read about some very yummy food on this blog. But, unless it explicitly says that the food is a tradition in our home, what you are seeing is something she whipped up on a whim, and in many cases invented from scratch. She enjoys creating and is absolutely incredible at it. But, because she gets bored easily, she won't make that dish again. Once it's been done, doing it again would lack the adventure that comes with the unknown.
She inspires people. Wether it is in "real life" or via the www, Lisa touches many, many lives. I'm going to withhold sharing some of the amazing things she has done because that is the proper thing to do. But, believe me, she is an incredibly inspiring girl!
Lisa is the anti-woman. "I don't need another pair of shoes" is commonly heard at my house. I literally have to beg her to buy anything for herself. Shoes, clothes, makeup, handbags, etc, etc, etc. If we are buying thing for Cameron, Kotah, Titus, or yours truly, she is 100% on board. But try to spend money on that girl and you are in for a fight. I recently talked her into buying a Vitamix. She returned it. Twice. I finally had to play the "it's for me, not for you" card to get her to keep it.
I hope you smiles as you learned a little more about our birthday girl. Please be sure to wish her a happy birthday!