Today I turn 40....Gaaaw! I would like to say I demand a recount but what's the sense...numbers don't lie and nor does the experience I have behind be. Would I go back to 30 now? No, I wouldn't. I have grown, stretched and realized no matter how hard I tried to live my own way I couldn't do it without my best friend and confidant Jesus. For 40 years the Israelite's wandered threw the wilderness......after I turned 39 last year I started to pray that God would take me threw my wilderness and get me to the riverbank. Like the Israelite's I was trying to do things my way and in my timing. This year that past I worked through a lot of stuff in my heart and mind. God revealed some pretty complex things I had to deal with and overcome before I could walk in freedom. I'm not saying I'm completely healed but I will say that I'm happy I'm not where I was. It might be coincidence but the proverbial saying "Life begins at 40" may stand true in my case. So here's to turning 40! Might I just add I don't feel a day over 33. ;O) Young at heart forever!
Saturday evening we will celebrate surrounded by friends and family over Chinese food at my favorite restaurant. My wonderful husband gave me a Canon 50D with all the bells and whistles for my birthday. I have lots to learn about it and can't wait to take some really nice pics. He also bought a photo session with a local well known photographer. I'm looking forward to our first family photo!!! My mom gave me new Tink slippers, 4 really nice hard covered "Company's Coming" cook books and some candles. My sister got me a sweet picture for my wall that goes with the collection of other ones from the same company, I love it.
My Grandma came for a visit yesterday to meet Sugar Pie for the first time. She is 89 years old and is healthy as an Ox. She still has her licence and drove here from 1 1/2 hours away! She was welcomed with a hug from Sugar (which is not something she freely gives). She showed Great Grammy her bedroom and when my Grammy seen the Welcome Home balloons she started to weep...it hit me all of a sudden that this lady has been praying for me since I was a baby and has seen my life unfold.....how it must have impacted her to see just how God answered her prayers. To see this woman weep truly humbled me.
Had Sugar to the dentist for the first time yesterday too. She did really well. The dentist said her teeth looked great and he didn't need to see her for another 6 months. Today we have our first Dr. appointment, hope it goes as well as the dentist! Wish us luck!