...I can't believe...
...that I'm one year more than 40. When I was 12, I couldn't see beyond 30
...that I'm a mother of 3 ( I got my 12 year old wish)
...that I'm living in one of the most beautiful places on Earth ( so far from my urban roots)
...that I'm driving now ( a total 180 for me - born and raised on public transportation).
...that I get to do what I love. Write. And pursue a career in it (thanks to a supportive and loving husband)
...that I have a group of family and friends who genuinely care for me
...that I am married to a wonderfully sweet guy who is my best friend and loves me despite of who I am
...that I have a spiritual center that I can turn to at all times and that helps keep me from totally losing it. Totally. Three letters: G-O-D, and he's technically a "who".
On this day of my birth I can sit back (as I'm doing now in my SUV as my infant thankfully sleeps soundly in his car seat. Aaah... 15 quiet minutes to myself!) and count my blessings.