Forty-Two

Birthday Girl at El Torrito

I can only laugh when I think about how “old” I *really* am … 42 … seriously?  42?  When did this happen?  How did this happen?  Wow!!!

I don’t feel “old.”  I certainly don’t believe that I look “‘old.”  So I wanna know how this happened without me knowing it?!?

I can still remember being a kid and thinking that 30 was “old.”  I remember talking about the year 2000 in 5th grade and the teacher telling us that we would be 32 years old, and I immediately thought, “No way!”  Wow!   This is amazing!!!

What do I know about me now that I’m at this point in my life?  I know that I am still the same person, just a little more refined, a little smarter, a lot stronger and more resilient than I ever believed that I could be.  And I’m happy.

My childhood best friend, Joan, is STILL my Soul’s Twin, and I STILL love her dearly and keep in touch with her.

I’m still athletic.  I’m still in great shape for my age and I’m proud to say that I can out do many who are younger than I am.  I’ve become a better runner than I ever was as a child, maybe not faster runner (yet), but a better, smarter runner.

I love my life.  I love my husband, Chris, and I love being married to him.  I have four children that I am so very proud of and that I adore with all of my heart.  I couldn’t ask for a better family.  They’re awesome!

I have a career that I actually enjoy and that suits my personality, as well as provides me with a great salary.

I have far exceeded any expectations that I had for myself as a child … and I continue to amaze and outdo myself everyday!  More importantly, I have exceeded and excelled in life when some believed that I would NOT!!!  To those individuals who did not believe in me … Kiss my a$$!

I don’t believe that I have changed much.  I’m really still the same ole Row.  Still funny, and sarcastic, short.  Still crazy.

I know that I am blessed.  I am thankful to have been blessed with as many years as I have been blessed with.  I am thankful for my health, strength, positive outlook, boundless energy, many wonderful, happy memories, wealth.  I am thankful for my family and friends.  Oh so many things to be thankful and feel blessed for!

42 … wow!  I still can’t fathom that I have been on this Earth for *that* long!  Wow!  Just, “Wow!”  Happy Birthday to me!

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One thought on “Forty-Two

  1. Michelle 22 October, 2010 / 16:39

    Belated happy birthday, girl! Age is just a number. I hope you had a fabulous celebration!

    And yes, there are younger peeps out there that we can definitely out do! 😉

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