32

Today I turned 32.

My birthday started off at 3:30am with my oldest daughter waking me up to tell me it was time to get up and get ready. It indeed was not. Her Bluetooth speaker alarm clock only keeps 24 hour time so we've had several instances when she's set her alarm for the wrong time.

After sorting that I out I realized that my son had gotten in our bed in the middle of the night as did our youngest daughter. And I was very tightly sandwiched between them. The next thing I know, our youngest is reaching over in her sleep to grab my nose and then shoved her thumb up one of my nostrils. Happy birthday dad.

In my life I've been fortunate enough to travel to some incredible places, meet a lot of really awesome people and have a bunch of really fun experiences. But as I laid there at 3:30am and thought about all those things, my mind kept quickly coming back to the woman I was lucky enough to marry and the 4 kids that call me dad. Those things definitely trump everything else.