Sweet Start- Get it Girl!

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Well, the dust has settled  since my surprise 40th birthday party just over a week ago. Still can’t quite believe that Scott and Pam pulled it off without me getting suspicious. They, and everyone who helped, just blew me away with all of the thoughtful details that combined to form one of the best nights of my life. And, well, the people that were there..i got teary when i looked around because i was so grateful to call all of them dear friends. I felt so fortunate that they wanted to come and be a part. And for a moment…or maybe even longer…i thought, maybe 40 ain’t gonna be so bad at all!

I did, in fact, have a number of people that night tell me that 40 really is the best time of your life. Which got me to thinking…and i had a lot of time to think that night..i seriously could not fall asleep. At 4:30 am i was still staring at the clock…and thinking! My 30’s were some very full years…i was a mom of three little ones and time flew by as we were in baby, toddler, kid, pre-teen and teen stages between all of them. So much has changed in just one decade. The years were full of rewards, happiness and simultaneously some really big challenges. Lincoln was born a month after I turned 30..and i often look back to his first 3-4 years and wish i could have a do-over with him. It was during that time that my health was so precarious and when anxiety became a struggle in my life. My poor little buddy didn’t get as much of my attention as the other two kids had. So thankful that he was such a happy go-lucky little boy and still is..proof that God knows and cares for us.

The “30’s” represent me going through that challenge but more so they represent me recovering and getting back up! Growing and learning to live with my “warts and imperfections”.  So as I lay there thinking, i wondered why i was fighting this 40 thing. I can’t say that i would want to walk that part of the journey again…i’m sure there’s new challenges coming my way. Tis the beauty of life. But i am looking forward to seeing what God has in store for me and my family.

What does this decade hold for us? I’m excited to continue growing our blog and our business…Pam and i get huge amounts of joy and fulfillment from working together on this! Scott would love to say that this next chapter includes me getting on the golf bandwagon and taking the world by storm with our prowess on the links.ha! It could also include…..eeks…kids graduating, dating and OH MY i’m not even going to mention the “M” word… take your time, kiddos! I shall start praying right now!

So, i might still be 39 for a few more days, but i am going to go into 40 with this in my back pocket:

~ A steaming americano is a wee escape in the day…

~Never make your kids do anything you wouldn’t…

~Joy is not dependent on circumstance…it is a choice…

~Gold makes the world sparkle a little more…

~You are where God want you to be at this very moment…

 

Let’s do this!

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  • Brenda W

    Happy 40th Laurel!! Welcome to the club 🙂 Embrace this decade…it’s going way too fast for me 🙂 So glad you were celebrated so well!!

    • Thanks so much Brenda! I know people tend to say the years fly by…but it’s so true! It’s a good reminder to take the time to savour moments as they happen:) Happy summer to you…