Y’all, that time between birth and adulthood passed too quickly. Blinked one time and my infant son was a toddler. On the second blink, he was a preschooler. The next few blinks I barely remember – first day of elementary school, middle school, then high school. In a few months, graduation. Not even sure what will happen when I blink next.
Honestly, it has been an honor watching him grow into the young adult he is today. I am truly grateful God chose me to be his mother. Praying that his adulthood is filled with many blessings and much success. Also praying God gives me wisdom to properly guide and assist him through his next phase of life.
Two adult children – what will the next phase of my life look like?
I know I am late posting. Wanted to wait until my final birthday event. Honestly, I did not do much; however, everything I did I truly enjoyed. Thankful for the tiny moments of sunshine in the midst of all the rain. New look. Great food. Awesome company. Life is good. God is good. Looking forward to a fabulous year!
The countdown is over. Today’s my day! Year 48 is finally here! Do I feel any differently? Umm.. no. However, I am alive and blessed, which is something I don’t take lightly. Forever Grateful
This week I decided to do something different. Something fun and unexpected. You see, about a week ago, I found a long stand of gray hair along my front hairline. By its length, it had probably been there forever but was hiding. Funny how grays love to play peekaboo– here one minute and gone the next. Don’t get me wrong, I have about two or three strands but on that particular day, this one stood out. As I said, they love playing peekaboo. Like magic, a few hours later I could not find it. Crazy, right?!
Well, for years I have wanted to dye my hair, but since I did not have any gray, I wanted to keep my original color as long as I could. Then, on Father’s Day, something changed. It hit me that once again I was waiting for the right moment to make a move. Like, what was I waiting for? What if I had to wait another ten years? The next thing I knew, I was at the store buying a cheap box of color and now I’m blonde, or blondish. It’s more of a honey blonde. Oh! And I also allowed my daughter to dress me for my little birthday photo shoot. Y’all, she is now buying me clothes and dressing me like I’m her daughter. Hehehe. Gotta love life.
Here’s a collage of a few of the pictures. I look so different without my glasses.
So, over the past few days, I have been thinking about birthday themes. Last year’s was “Authentically ME” and the year before, “46 and FREE.” This year I’m finally feeling my freedom and embracing me– all of me. So, I believe this year’s theme will be “Embracing Freedom.” Yes… definitely seems fitting for where I am at this stage in life. Listen, it’s one thing to know you are free and another to embrace it. It’s time I embraced it.
Y’all, I’m thinking about logging off for a few days. Want to enjoy every moment of this year’s celebration. So I will see y’all on Sunday.
Still not quite satisfied with the title, but it will have to do for now.
Honestly, I don’t really feel like writing today. I guess you can say I’m too excited about tomorrow. Y’all, I don’t even have anything big plan. I just love turning a year older. There’s something about birthdays that makes me feel like a new person. Makes me feel as if I have been born again and I get to reset life. I know it sounds crazy but that’s exactly how I feel– brand new.
Today, I would like to thank God for blessing me with 47 beautiful years of life. I would also like to thank Him for loving me and loving on me– yeah, there’s a difference between the two.
Looking forward to year 48! I know it will outshine year 47 because God loves me and I will not accept anything less than His absolute best.