Friday, December 14, 2012

I Am Thirty-Nine

Even to say it, it doesn't sound true.

I celebrated my birthday on Monday.  It was a very understated affair.  No big party, a couple of small gifts, and dinner at home, made by yours truly.  Some may have been disappointed with such a simple evening, but I for one could not have felt more blessed.  It seems that the older I get the less it takes to make me feel loved.  I am strong, and healthy.  I live in a country where I am a free black woman, able to do pretty much anything I set my mind to.  I have 3 beautiful girls, and a husband who is a wonderful father to them, and a sensitive, and caring partner to me.  We have a lovely home, in a beautiful neighbourhood, a dog who adores each of us, and more 'toys' than we need.  Life is full.
Life is good.
I am blessed.
Life won't ever be perfect, but I am acutely aware of how unnecessary perfection is.  I'm learning to be comfortable in my own skin.
I'm learning that life is short, and I need to make the most of my 24 hours everyday.
I'm learning to stop comparing my life to others'.
I'm learning that I am unique, and have talents and abilities that are worth sharing with the world around me.
Every year I discover more of who I am, and who I was created to be.
The title reads "feeling awesome at 39"
I added a little more bling than usual trying to capture a girlie feel
Thank you to all of my friends, and family who contribute to this life of mine.  I wouldn't be the same without you.  And you dear reader are a part of the blessing.  Thank you for being here.  For your encouragement, and for allowing me to share with you, and in return for sharing with me.

Here's to another year of learning, and growing, and playing, and discovering more about this life I've been given.  I welcome thrity-nine with open arms.  Bring it on!

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Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I am glad you had a great birthday!! Your lo is beautiful! I loveeeeeeee that photo of you and the doilies!!!!!

MichelleMc said...

That's a beautiful photo of you, Sherri! And a beautiful page!

Anonymous said...

Loved reading your post today, sister. xoxo

Monique Liedtke said...

What a wonderful post! You really have a way with words! A heartfelt belated happy birthday from me!!

glorygirl said...

What an elegant and classy page! Love all the green. Most of all, I love your attitude about 39!!!

Cassandra aka Scrap Savvy said...

Happy belated my friend! Gorgeous layout for a gorgeous girl!:) You rock 39! Beautifully written post.:)

Hilde Aaslund aka Scoobie said...

As Cassandra said, you rock 39!

Love the words you have written to follow this beautiful layout, and I hope you keep a copy of them on your layout so you, and the family, will remember who you were at this age!

I just love the color scheme you chose for this page, and the bling details - they suit you :-)