Thursday, September 20, 2012

It's My Birthday and I'll Cry if I Want To

It is my birthday, but I'm not really wanting to cry, other than the fact that now I think I officially fall into the "almost 40" segment of the population.  38, really?  Isn't that middle aged? How did that happen?

I still feel like this little girl.

Who cut those bangs? mother!?!


Or at the very least, this one.

me and hubby at age 23/25 respectively

Getting older is strange.  I realize that in the grand scheme of life, I am still very young.  I feel very young.  My grandmother turns 99 this year.  What they don't tell you is that life only gets better as you get older.  Maybe I have to work harder to stay fit, maybe it takes longer to recover from a hard workout, but I am happier, more secure, and more confident in myself than I was ten years ago.  I wouldn't trade today to relive my twenties again for anything.  My twenties were good but also, at times, a hard period of self discovery.  Life seems to get easier as you get older and start to figure it all out.

I am a little bit smarter (still a dummy) and a lot healthier than I was just a few years ago.  I embrace 38. At least I'm not 40 (yet).   Ha Ha, that was just a stab for my hubby who does turn 40 this year.  My mama tells me that age 60 is even better than 40 was, so I can only gather that things just keep getting better as life goes on.

On my 38th birthday, I am thankful for another year, an amazing husband, and for the best friends a girl could ask (you know who you are).  Here is to another great year of health and love!  Thanks for hanging in there with me.  Cheers!


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Lea

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7 comments :

  1. Happy Birthday!!!
    I am {only} 32, but I do agree that getting older isn't too bad. I would never want to be 22 again...I enjoy getting older!

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  2. Happy Birthday!!!! I am 29 will be 30 in 7 months and I think I am ready to start my 30's and leave the 20's behind.

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  3. Happy Birthday! You look amazing:) I am 37, so right on your heels. I totally agree about aging. I am better now than ever before. My grandma turned 95 this year. Woohoo!

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  4. Wow, great time to have found you...happy birthday! I found you through Michelle @ Running with attitude.

    Looking forward to getting to know you. (BTW, I'm a few years older than you and it's all good. Trust me.)

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  5. happy birthday!!! i turned 35 over the summer and like you i'm very happy with where i am right now. i think getting older is what you make of it, if you head into it expecting negative things then that's pretty much what you'll get out of it. each year is a gift, live it up!!

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