Yes, forty. Four-oh. The big one. Make that, the BIG one. Sigh.
Do I feel any different? Yes. Of course I do. I turned forty for pete's sake. I feel old. I do. I can't help it. But it's going to be okay, because I've really enjoyed my first forty years and I fully intend to enjoy my next forty. And because I have such awesome friends and family who helped me celebrate my birthday for an entire week! Gotta love that, right?!
the Vintage Pearl. I'm anxiously awaiting it's arrival. :)
BFF. She was in town visiting family and we got to spend four whole hours chatting it up! She spoiled me with some awesome gifts. She is the best gift giver! She knows me so well.
One of my favorite authors, Ted Dekker, was in town for a book signing a few days before I said "b-bye" to my 30s. Wasn't it nice of him to come to town just for me?! ;-) I had him sign my copy of his new book, The Sanctuary. Totally loved meeting him and hearing him speak. So glad I got to share this experience with my family. Moya loved it just as much as I did - she's quickly becoming a Dekker fan herself...and I'm sure Elijah will be too as soon as we let him start reading Dekker's books. He's been begging.
Brush Studio the day before my birthday. It was awesome! The best part? Allan, mister computer engineer, painted too! And he even enjoyed it!
My parents took the kids for the night and Allan took me out to dinner. I ended up being sick on my actual birthday. We had planned to go downtown to the art museum but I just didn't feel up to it. We ended up going to the mall and then out to dinner with my family.
I don't like the fact that I turned forty, but I'm so thankful my family made it so special for me. So what's my sage advice to anyone turning forty? Start celebrating a week or more before the BIG day, to ease yourself into it! I truly believe that made it much less painful for me, and I'm pretty sure it averted any mid-life crisis. ;-)
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