Today is kinda a special day. 45 years ago I came screaming into the world and I haven’t stopped chatting since. At least that’s the story my mom tells.
I’m trying to reflect on these past 45 years and sadly they seem like a blur. Not trying to get too sentimental but gosh, time is flying before my eyeballs.
Oh my GEEEEEE! I’m 45.
I’d like to think I’m getting wiser but I’m reminded daily that I must have fallen off the turnip truck, hit my head and it’s caused gross memory loss….at least that’s what my kids think. They seem to be so much “wiser” than me in their teenage lives. <insert my rolling eyes here>
It’s possible my kids are the only reason I might have noticed I was a bit older today. I swear 2 more gray hairs popped on my head. The funny thing they don’t realize is they are keeping me YOUNG. Oh yes indeed.
In fact I try to pull off my “mom coolness” on them as frequently as I can. For instance talking to them in their crazy language or even better, singing at the top of my lungs to their hip jams. While I get some pretty funny looks from my kids they end up giggling and then I giggle. I’d like to think the giggling created my wrinkles on my forehead….
To be honest with you (you know I am), out of the 45 years I’ve been on this earth this past year has been one of the hardest. Quite frankly it’s been T O U G H! Learning to accept change that I never expected and learning to move forward has been hard. Getting rid of the anger was an even bigger leap. I’ve probably learned more about myself than I ever wanted to know but I’m so glad I took the many extra steps this past summer to face the facts and press on. Truthfully, something had to give because I couldn’t stand myself. That’s BAD.
Today at the sweet age of 45 I’m in a good place. I’m thankful I took the necessary steps to get the help I needed and it’s helped me in ways I never would have expected. I am also thankful for your encouragement along the way. That has been a gift! A true blessing. I am almost back to my crazy kimberly ways and that’s a FANTASTIC feeling.
Since it’s my day I thought I would do something fun and have a little giveaway.
Time for a Giveaway!
My birthday gift is giving back to you. I wish I could give personally to each and everyone of you for all the encouragement over the last 3 years. Seriously, between Iraq, a move and then Russ’ having a stroke… You kept me upright. YOU are a good reason I’m here today celebrating the big 45 and I love you. You have endured a lot of Kimberly babble. <eek>
To enter this giveaway, simply leave a comment telling me something you are grateful for right now.
Giveaway entries will end on Sunday, November 15th at 11:59pm.
I’ll choose a lucky winner on Monday, November 16th!
Lastly, I wanted to share a few birthday cards I received in the mail yesterday. Getting hand stamped cards is the BEST EVER.
Have a super fantastic day and thank YOU for your constant love and support.