Thursday, June 28, 2012

Four to the zero

Well, there ya' go.  I'm finally forty. 

I've never been happier.

I've never been healthier.

I've never been more true to myself.

I've never been more in love.

I've never been more loved.

I've never been more free.

I've never been more daring.

I've never been more joyful.

I've never felt more valuable to this planet and the humans who share it with me.

I don't want to go back.  Not for one single day.  I like it all just as it is, even the parts of my past I detest.  Some of those are still painful.  Some days I wish I could be right where I am right this second without them.  But that's not how it works. 

So, I'll take it.  I'll take it all. 

Life gets you where you are, and I love it. 

I love where I am. 

In my mind. 

In my heart. 

In my soul. 

In my life.

Happy stinkin' birthday to me.


Cherub Mamma said...

The newsfeed on the side of my FB is lit up with your picture. So many people are filling your wall with birthday wishes. :)
So...I'll do it here.
Happy Birthday!!!

Teri H said...

Happy Birthday! I love this post! I'm finally finding all those things at 50!

Anonymous said...

Yes! Happy stinkin' birthday to you! I turned forty this year too. Way cool! I find you so inspirational...I wish we could be coffee buddies in person. I hope you have a great next forty some years!

De, Christa, and Murphy said...

Happy 40th, lady! It is clear from your writings and photos that you have come into your own! Heck yeah!

johnsonweider said...

Happy birthday!!! You are an inspiration and have me looking forward to turning 40 myself in a couple years. Congratulations!!!

Ericka said...

Happy Stinking Birthday Christine!!!!!! You are one inspirational momma - thank you for all the wonderful energy you have so many of us - hope it came back (and then some) for your special day!!!!!!!

Unknown said...

Beautiful Birthday wishes Thanx for sharing