When I went to work on Monday, my co-worker, Sarah, gave me this gorgeous burnt orange mum! I love birthdays that last for three days!!! And actually, it will last a bit longer because I am having another big celebration in three weeks! I decided to throw myself a birthday lunch with all the special women who have been in my life. We are just meeting at a restaurant for a dutch luncheon. I'm really excited about it. I sent out invitations and said "no presents, your presence is my gift."
I feel very blessed with this life that the Lord has given me. So far, I have not felt sad or down at all about turning 50. I have lived all 50 of those years. I feel like I'm pretty much on target with where I thought I should be at this age. I do have some regrets, but not many. I'm happily married to my high school sweetheart, we have four wonderful sons and a beautiful daughter-in-law, I have a loving extended family, many friends and a wonderful relationship with God. We have a beautiful home, I have a good job and we have fun a lot. I am very thankful and I am truly blessed!
"Since You are my rock and my fortress, for the sake of Your name lead and guide me. Keep me free from the trap that is set for me, for You are my refuge. Into Your hands I commit my spirit; deliver me, Lord, my faithful God" Psalm 31:3-5