Monday, July 23, 2012

My 40th.....here's the scoop

yesterday was my big birthday.......
the party part was fun, 
but i'm not that thrilled about the number. :0)





 but sometimes you just need a reason
 to get together with your buddies....






and your family......



my lil brother and his wifey


and people who have touched your life since your childhood.....



my mentor and childhood friend from across the street--now my son's principal


and you have to remind yourself 
that life is good
and age isn't really that big-a-deal.....







so you jump on the highest ride
 you can find.....








even though you're scared to death.....








with the ones you love......








and you realize that this isn't a free-fall.....




zach on the alpine slides by mt. rushmore



and going "up" is just as fun as coming down.......








 so you sit back 
and take a breather 
while everyone else is running by.......








to cherish
 this.....







this.....






this......






and this......






and you count your blessings
cause
 getting 
"older" 
isn't that scary....







when you have your peeps
to lean on.






love 
shows it's
face
once 
again......



loves this man



and when it feels like the world
 turns it's 
back on you
 .......








you find the beauty
 in the funny.....
(and he truly is hysterical)







and share your childhood 
dreams.....




the taffy shop in downtown keystone



with your sweet-hearts.







flowers seem to bloom
 where you walk.....






and storm clouds 
go away......






 cause you've found the good
 in everything around you







you start to sing 
a different tune......




ending the night with Mercy Me in concert at Hills Alive--awesomeness



and you're finally at peace....




loving the fact that my kids love to listen to and sing about Jesus.




with where you are in your life.
the people who have touched you.
and hopefully you've touched some as well.
and you know that
 this is the beginning.
not the end.
of 
something
amazing.

it's just another step
to something
beautiful.

i was reminded yesterday
by my smart older brother
that i may be ten years from 50,
but at least
i'm alive.
time to start seeing 
the BRIGHT 
side. 




today was a great day!
starting to get "over" the  "F" #.









2 comments:

Deena said...

What a cool post!!!! Happy Birthday to YOU!

Cassie said...

Love all your new pictures!! Happy 40th to you!

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