Today I celebrated my 41st birthday. It's hard to believe I'm 41, there are days I feel much younger and then there are days I feel much older. Really I'm not sure what 41 is supposed to feel like.
What's interesting is that this post has been the most difficult for me to complete. I'm not sure why, but I've been writing then deleting, then writing then deleting. For some strange reason I can't seem to put my feelings about today in print.
Please don't take this the wrong way. I have had a wonderful day with my family and I'm not at all upset about being over 40. Today has been all that I wanted it to be. God has truly blessed me with an amazing family and friends and I am so looking forward to 41 being a depression free year or at least a depression managed year.
So for the 1st day of my 41st year, I had my mother color my hair so no more gray - yea; Jim made me hash browns from real potatoes, not out of a bag - yum; we watched Jacob's basketball game which they lost - bummer; had dinner with my parents and they paid - all right; and now I'm sitting here writing to all of you. It's a perfect day.
I now have another 40 something years to plan so let's start my bucket list:
The top 5 places I want to visit:
1. The Vatican
5. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando
The top 5 activities I want to do:
1. Renew my wedding vows
2. Watch my kids graduate college
3. Swim with dolphins
4. Fly 1st class - on a long flight
5. Sit behind the plate at a SF Giants game
Things I need to finish
1. My scrapbooks - I'm about 5 years behind
2. Decluttering my house
3. Landscape the backyard
(there is really a ton more stuff but I was getting overwhelmed thinking about it.)
and finally the 5 things I will continually thank God for everyday for the next 40 + years
1. His love
2. His Son
3. Our Blessed Mother
4. My husband and children
5. My family and friends
My life is certainly a treasure to cherish. Thank you Lord for this amazing life.
Until next time,