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Celebrating my 40th

I’m 40. I don’t generally get hung up on numbers, but I’m 40. It’s been a week and I still can’t believe it.

Happy Birthday message from my Android

Happy Birthday message from my Android

I’ve spent the last week wondering how life went by so quickly that I missed it. And part of me wondered what ever happened to the plan I had for my life.

Thinking back on everything I wanted to be and do, I haven’t done half of what I dreamed… and honestly, not achieving goals can make a girl a little sad.

But my family wouldn’t let me be sad… not that they knew I was even feeling this way. Thank goodness for family!

So, my 40th went down something like this…

 

A Plate for Sharing

A Plate for Sharing

My best friend stopped by with Dutch Monkey Doughnuts, a sharing plate and gifts for my little girl… because you know if it’s anyone’s birthday, it’s her birthday as well.

 

Happy Birthday Hat!

Happy Birthday Hat!

The girl and I went out to do some shopping and she found this funny birthday cake hat for me to wear.

 

Birthday Card from the hubby

Birthday Card from the hubby

Then the hubby came home with a funny birthday card and…

 

Hummingbird Birthday Cake

Hummingbird Birthday Cake

Some yummy Hummingbird Cake. Oh how I love me some Hummingbird Cake…

And I purchased a canvas tote off Etsy as my birthday present.

It was a lovely day.

Back to my reflections…

While I’m not where I thought I would be 20 years ago, I know God’s plans are always better than our plans could ever hope to be. (Jeremiah 29:11)

As I looked around on my birthday, at the crazy mess around me (courtesy of my 2 year old), I found myself grateful for what I have. There is something in me always reminding me how much different life could be.

Time to own my 40… Happy Birthday to me!

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