Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Wonderful Birthday Weekend

I am amazed at how quickly my birthday has started coming around! My birthday is exactly 6 months from Christmas and it just seems like yesterday that it was Christmas.

Getting old =(

I am now forty-four.....yep, 44.

Looking back over 4 decades of my life, there are a few things I'd like to tell my younger self in hopes of making my older self a better person.

To my 4 year old self: that squirmy, smelly, whiney thing in the next room will one day be your greatest ally. In the meantime, tolerate him. It gets better.

To my 14 year old self: They keep refering to this royal wedding as a "fairy tale" and it is. Charles and Diana will one day be divorced. Marry for true love. AND that smelly, whiney thing in the next room will be your greatest ally one day...I promise...in the meantime, don't kill him. It does get better.

To my 24 year old self: Run.... Don't worry what other's will think. It will only get worse. Just leave. Pack up your little girl and run! Someone else WILL love you one day, and make you his wife and give you more children and you will be happy.

To my 34 year old self: This too shall pass. You remember what it was like to be 13. One day your "little girl" will come back to you and she see that you tried to make the best choices but that you are human. And see what I mean about your little brother? He turned out to be pretty fun huh?

And finally to my 44 year old self: It's never to late to go for your dreams! Remember that if you put your mind to it, nothing will stand in your way.


We spent the weekend in Montgomery at Alabama's National American Miss.
This was Kaitlyn's first pageant.


MOM GETS_FIT said...

Happy Birthday Joy! May your next year be filled with joy and fullfillment. :)

Vic said...

wonderful advice for a 26..about to be 27 year old. :)