Forty and Holding

Naomi & Mark and Me & Doug

Not bad for 40

I turned 40 today. I felt it creeping up on me for months. Luckily the pressure is off now and I can breathe...although I'm sad to be officially "old". When I was 18 I thought 30 was old. Of course, I look at age much differently now, and the things I've wanted to accomplish are being rearranged. I have three beautiful children and a loving husband. I don't have a huge home, or lots of money in the bank, we don't have college funds or retirement funds. We do have our health. We're together. I am thankful for those things today. I will miss my youth, and will try to recapture it throughout the rest of my life, such as a canoe trip or two, trying new things, enjoying the here and now. Things can only get better from here...40 is the new 30! Or that's what Oprah says. Thanks Oprah.

3 comments:

  1. happy, happy, happy, happy, happy, happy, happy birthday girl. I turn 40 in august and i'm not quite sure how i feel about it. i'm hoping i'm not going to feel a day older than 39. for some reason i really like 39.
    hope you have a great night! have a huge piece of cake!!!!!!

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  2. Happy Birthday! I have 4 more years until I turn 40 and I'm not really looking forward to it--it sounds so grown up and sometimes I feel more like a kid without a clue:)

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  3. I am almost 43. I will be April 8. When I turned 40 I was depressed and hated it,not a very good birthday for me. I am over it and turning 43 will be better! Actually, most of the time I act younger. I do really look forward to my future! thanks jacquecurl@gmail.com

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