I remember being a child and could not wait to grow up. I remember being a young adult and thinking I knew everything and that I would live forever. I remember being in my 30's and thinking being and adult was hard and not all I thought it would be. I remember turning 40 and thinking that my children were almost grown and I was looking forward to being an empty nester. I also remember the day I became and empty nester and cried like a baby. My forties were the most challenging decade for me to date. All my little birdies flew away and flew far. I was diagnosed with breast cancer (and survived!). I regained my MIA father and met my half siblings, spouses, & children. I started my own business. But most of all in my forties, I became more comfortable in my own skin. I learned to love who I am. And I learned that no matter what, as much as you want certain people to be a certain way, the only power you truly have is in yourself. So although I was not thrilled to get my AARP membership in the mail and am not thrilled with turning a half a century, I am happy with who I am and who I turned into. I wish I knew at 20 what I now know at 50. Talk about life lessons............lol! I am blessed with two children (Kim & Jonathan) and I would not trade them for anything in the world. And Jonathan has blessed me with two grand children (Georgia & Jadelyn) who keep me feeling so young at heart. Happy 50th Birthday to Me!!!!
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