Today is My Birthday!

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IMG_4267Today is my birthday.  I’m 42 years old, which sounds quite old when I say it, but feels not so old at all. In fact, I really like being 42 years old.  I’ve been enjoying my forties quite a lot.  Forty-something is a really good age to be because you already know yourself inside and out.  You know just exactly what you like and just exactly what you are.  You don’t have to try so hard to figure out what works for you.  You’ve learned how to play to your strengths while minimizing your weaknesses.  You’ve learned how to pick your battles.  You know what matters to you and what doesn’t, when to say yes and when to say no.  And even though we’re in a post-baby slump, the married life is a lot more fun, too. 😉

Today is Brenna’s first day of college, and we have various other things going on today, and most of the week, but we’re going to squeeze in a bowling party on the only day this week that we’ll all be home at the same time.  That was a real hit last year. 🙂

In the meanwhile, I’m feeling thankful for my farm and my cows and the sun shining through the green trees, and especially for the eight children and one husband who make my life so rich and rewarding… and make birthdays more fun!

8 Comment

  1. Happy Birthday Jennie! Have a beautiful day with your blessed family!

  2. Many blessings to you on your birthday!

  3. Happy Birthday my first born. I hope you all have a wonderful day. Wish I could be there to celebrate with you. I miss you!
    All my love always,
    Mommy

  4. Happy birthday dear, dear Jennie! Oh if I had a million bucks I’d come and kidnap you and Evie and we’d have a great trip. Don’t know where, but we’d have fun and I can dream. 🙂
    I can’t believe I am ten years older than you. Enjoy those ten, babes,

  5. Happy birthday!!

  6. Happiest of Birthdays! God bless you and keep you!

  7. Happy Birthday dear Lady!

  8. YES! to everything you said! Happy Birthday to you!!! (belated) I hope you had a good day and a great week!

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