Friday, June 18, 2010

Another year... and counting.

Yesterday was my birthday. My 44th birthday. Wow... never thought of being in my 40's... but here I am. And I'm content. I have a wonderful life and a wonderful family that blesses me more and more every day!

It was a really great day. First, my husband took me to breakfast at Ihop. My kids all had work and camp during the day... so we got together in the afternoon. My baby girl had invited me to the YMCA. "You should come watch me swim for your birthday, Mom!" she tells me. So that's what we did. She's been so excited that she can now swim without her life jacket. It was fun to watch them. On the way home we stopped at Sonic for dinner so I could have the night off from cooking. Thanks hubby!

At home we had our traditional family party. Just us. Most of us. Cake. Ice cream. Yum! My SIL had bought me a birthday cake... how nice was that! You know, it's always better when you don't have to make it yourself. I couldn't remember the last time I'd seen my name on a cake. Hmmm...

Anyway, I got some great gifts... tickets to Michael Buble, gift cards for dinner and for music, software to help me learn a career, a heart necklace from my baby girl (she's the little heart and I'm the big heart), and a movie and lunch date with my oldest daughter. Perfect for me. Just what I'll use. Just what I needed. Just what I like. Perfect.

You know... I'm thankful for being in my 40's and for what I've gone through to get here. I'm running my race. I would never want to start over. Age is not a bad thing. It's a reward. I've made it! I've been blessed to make it through things that I thought would be the end of me. Yet these are the very things that made me who I am. I wouldn't change a thing. And for that... I'm thankful. I'm happy to be here.

I love my life! I'm thankful for another year... and I can't wait to see what God has ahead for me!

Thanks for reading about my day! God bless!
Mary Ann :)


Lisa said...

Happy Birthday MaryAnn! You're a blessing!

Mary Ann said...

Thank you Lisa! You just blessed my day! :D


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