Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Forty!

Forty years ago today I was born at Ft. Leonard Wood, MO. There is so much hype about turning forty that I have been thinking about it for the past few days. Many of the things said about being forty are negative. I don't feel like I am over the hill, or that I am on the down hill slide. Just the opposite. In many ways I feel like life is just beginning.


I am grateful for all forty of my years on earth. Oh, there are many things said and done that at times I wish had turned out different. If that were the case though I wouldn't be where I am today and that is a very good place! My heart is overflowing with love for God, my wonderful husband, the daughter that I prayed and prayed for, my parents, sister and nieces, my home and life in general. No, things are not perfect. They never are, but through it all God is good!

My thirties were wonderful and I look forward to seeing how fabulous my forties will be!

21 comments:

  1. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, WENDI! I've been 40 for almost a year...Its not that bad:)...
    You are a blessing!
    Have a GREAT ONE!

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  2. HAPPY BIRTHDAY. 40's are a great time. I'm so glad that you see your your blessings and I bet your wonderful family will be treating you like the Queen you are today. Enjoy your day.

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  3. Happy birthday!Hope your day and year are wonderful! 40 is only a number. :-)

    I'm not 40 yet but I think I definitely have improved with age.:-) So far my 30's have been my best years yet.

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  5. Happy Birthday Wendi. Have a wonderful day celebrating wonderful you!

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  6. Happy Birthday Wendi!

    The forties aren't so bad! :)

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  7. Hope you have a blessed and wonderful 40th birthday.

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  8. Happy Birthday, dear Wendi! I am certain you 40's will be fabulous! You never know what the future will bring! When I turned forty, I certainly never expected to be a mom again, and I was blessed with a son at age 50! (My biological son, what a surprise!). This year I will be 55 and my son will be 5 in June. So, my point is, don't worry about getting older, I'm betting the best is yet to come! Enjoy your family and home every day, and be thankful you realize how very blessed you are. Have a beautiful, blessed day...and life!!!

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  9. Happy Birthday, dear Wendi! I am certain you 40's will be fabulous! You never know what the future will bring! When I turned forty, I certainly never expected to be a mom again, and I was blessed with a son at age 50! (My biological son, what a surprise!). This year I will be 55 and my son will be 5 in June. So, my point is, don't worry about getting older, I'm betting the best is yet to come! Enjoy your family and home every day, and be thankful you realize how very blessed you are. Have a beautiful, blessed day...and life!!!

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  10. Happy Birthday! Hope you have a wonderful day!

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  11. Happy Birthday! Celebrate all 40 wonderful years!

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  12. Wendi, wishing you a happy birthday! I will be turning 40 in April, and I agree with you--this is a blessed time in my life.

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  13. Happy Birthday Wendi, don't worry you're not over the hill. I think you're only as old as you feel. I feel pretty young most days. I'm right behind you!

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  14. happy birthday! I am new to your blog:)

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  15. Happy birthday!!! I hope that today is the start of the best year of your life yet!

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  16. I'm a bit late but happy birthday - I hope you had a lovely day. Thanks for a fab blog - I love visiting you.
    L.x.

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  17. Happy belated birthday, Wendi!! Hope it was a special one!

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  18. A little late--happy 40th birthday, Wendi! Enjoy your blog, and it was fun to read the history behind the name.

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  19. Happy Birthday to you! 40 and fabulous!!! Here's to many more!
    Blessings,
    Jill

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  20. Happy *belated* birthday! I hope you had a wonderful day! :)

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