Sunday, April 11, 2010

40

Today is the day. It is official. I am 40.

I have had several people ask me how I feel about this milestone birthday and I have told them that, to me, age is just a number. Some days I feel young, some days I feel old.

When I was a kid, I thought 40 was ancient. When I was growing up, country music prevailed in our home. There was a really popular song in the 70's by Waylon Jennings called "Amanda". One line in the song went like this "Well I finally made 40, still wearing jeans". I couldn't imagine being that old, let alone wearing jeans at that age! Maybe it was because my parents were both young I was 20 before my Mom turned 40.

And now, here I sit. 40. Hmmm. How do I feel about it? Well...

I'm still in YloveY with my amazing hubby.
I'm YcrazyY about my fantastic kids.
I'm more comfortable with who I am than I have ever been in my life.
I'm happy with my career choice and I enjoy my work.
I'm financially stable and can enjoy trips and some "little extras" with my family.
I'm blessed with an incredible group of girlfriends that make me feel special and lYved every day.
I'm one of the lucky ones who doesn't look my age.

So yes, 40 is a milestone. Yes, it is a "big" one. And yes, I will miss my thirties.

But today, I stand at the beginning of a fresh new decade with a full heart and full life.

And THAT I would not change for the world.

3 comments:

Jenn said...

The ability to not looking at age as 'glass is half empty' is a blessing! I think you get much more out of life that way ;0)
Happy Birthday! Wishing you all the best!

Kirsten said...

You barely look 30 much less 40!! Happy happy birthday to you!!

Kimmartha said...

Kirsten, have I told you lately I love you? haha!!! Thanks for the compliment!!