Wednesday, October 7, 2009

I Lived To Be 40!!!!

Today is my 40th birthday!

I never thought I'd live this long. [Weird, huh?]. I have two beloved cousins who died in their 30s of cancer, I've had so many near death pregnancies, I've had other near death experiences [including cancer myself when I was only 24 years old] - I just never thought I'd live to see 40. In fact, for the past few months, I've been living life feeling like a "marked man" LOL!

To wake up today alive and well and 40 years old is so cool!

In reflecting back on my life, I am very happy. This isn't where I expected to be on my 40th birthday, but I feel a deep sense of contentment and happiness none-the-less.

My kids have been absolutely adorable about it today - I woke up with a beautiful hand made card on my pillow and I've already heard countless renditions of the "Happy Birthday" song [including the one where I smell like a Monkey LOL!].

I woke up to a clean house too - my wonderful SIL came yesterday and helped me clean house all day. It was very nice. I LOVE a spotless house, but with 6 kids it is an endless battle with the Chaos Monster.

We are having two of my favorite young ladies over today to do a spend the night party for my oldest daughter - her birthday party got postponed a couple of times for health reasons, and it just worked out that today would be a good day to reschedule, so we did!

Today I am looking around at my life and feeling very happy - today I am celebrating a happy, simple life, one filled with people who love me.

Praise God for so many Blessings!


  1. Happy Birthday, Kel! The world is a better place with you in it! :)

  2. Happy Birthday!

    God bless you Kelly.

    I hope you have many more birthdays and many more beautiful moments.

  3. Happy Birthday on This feast of OL of the Rosary!
    God bless you abundantly, Kelly!!!

  4. Happy Birthday! I commented yesterday, but it didn't seem to go through. Hope your day was great and that you survived the sleepover!

  5. A Happy Happy Birthday for yesterday and a happy unbirthday for today!

  6. From experience I know that life only gets better after 40!! I'm glad you're doing so well - you're an inspiration! Happy Birthday!!