Sunday, June 20, 2010

40 and Fabulous


40 years ago, my mom was getting ready to welcome me into the world. She's never missed a beat in all that time. I hope I never miss a minute of Emme's. In some families, being raised by a single parent is a hardship and is others a blessing.  I know whatever I learned, I learned close to home and can only hope to be as good a parent as she is to me.  Turning 40 is my badge of courage.  Similar to my Twenty-Ten post, I've accomplished so much these past 10 years that I really am celebrating me and the people who have contributed to my success.  Together these strengths and weaknesses brought me to take a leap of faith into the arms of a Chinese baby needing a mommy to love her forever.  From bad, comes good and from good comes great.  At 40, I am enjoying life as mommy to a feisty four-year old.  I don't know all the answers but I know the journey just continues from here




9 comments:

k said...

oh man i had no idea!! 40 was one of my best years yet. hope the same is true for you!! it's all uphill from here.

many happy returns of the day!

dreamer said...

40 is a fantastic year. It's not just a new chapter in life, but when people embrace it, it's like a whole new book.

Tracy said...

Congrats. Just popped over from Clickinmoms. Welcome to the club!

Special K said...

Happy belated birthday! That cake looks delish. I think I gained 5 lbs just looking at it. LOL!

Julie said...

Happy 4-0 to you! I just turned 40 in May and I have to say this is my best year yet (could have to do with *finally* getting my referral?) :)

LOVE the Princess photo of E. She is growing up into such a beautiful little girl. Love those long, curly locks - gorgeous.

~Julie
SAC Group

Michele said...

I know that I am late but Happy Birthday my friend! I'm sure you had a fabulous day. And Happy Emme Family Day too.

Stefanie said...

Hey! Happy Birthday! A bit late ;)
Hope you had an AWESOME day!!

Snowflowers Mum said...

hey dude, thanks for putting up my etsy widget! I entered you in the giveaway and HELLO...Happy 40th! I'm 40 in December and I'm so stoked to weigh less than when I was 30! Rock the 40's, we earned every decade!

Erica said...

Congrats on 40! It looks good on you:)