Saturday, March 28, 2009
Lordy, Lordy, Leah's Forty !!!!!
You Know You're 40 When...
The checker at the grocery calls you ma'am instead of miss
The reading glasses in the drug store don't look so dorky anymore
Two words...sensible shoes
Your handbag grows yearly - better to hold your reading glasses and sensible shoes
A dinner reservation for 9 pm sounds absolutely insane
When the switch turns off and you, all of a sudden, need glasses.
You realize your parents were right after-all.
Four door cars seem OK now
You actually start saying the kid they just hired.
The kid they just hired is yours.
You start worrying about tax deductions because you're losing dependents to claim.
You sing along with elevator music.
People call at 9 PM and ask, "Did I wake you?"
You remember life before computers and cell phones
You remember when drivers weren't calling or texting their friends while sharing the road with you.
You remember using a typewriter to do your papers.
You know what white-out is, and how to use it.
My sister turns 40 today. I have been waiting for this milestone. You know as siblings we can't wait for payback and we will continue to tease and pester each other, but I will try and be nice for the moment. lol
It doesn't seem possible that we are getting older. You know you are getting older when you can remember when your parents were that age and you start reflecting back on your teens and twenties because we have kids that are that age now. I think reflecting is a sign of getting older too. ha,ha. Where did time go? They say life begins at forty, welcome to the club.
On milestone birthdays we like to joke about age but really it is not about a number it is our attitude about our age. Some don't feel their age and some do. The saying goes, you are only as old as you feel. Some act their age and some don't. It is how we see things in life. We must love life and enjoy every minute of it. Live life to your full potential and don't sweat the small stuff. It will all work out. Live Well .. Love Much .. Laugh Often.
The last few months have not been easy but I am thankful to still be able to share another birthday with my sister. We have been able to spend lots of time together that in the past wouldn't have been possible because of work, schedules, etc. We probably still spend more time together than the average family does.
We have shared a lot of laughs the past few months. When we were at Emory the other day the place was filled with people and everyone was so somber. We were both talking and laughing and people started watching and listening in on our conversation. One man close to us didn't want us to know that he was listening in so he kept his eyes closed and kept smiling as we talked. Maybe he thought the circus was missing a couple clowns or he was enjoying the conversation. These people really don't have a lot to smile about when you hear their stories but it is nice to know that maybe someone can have some sunshine in their lives for the moment. Laughter is the best medicine. When you can laugh, you feel peace in your storm.
Today we will count our blessings and thank God for each year and for everyday he has given us. Psalm 118:24 says: This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.
This is the version of "Happy Birthday" that we sang in church growing up.
Happy Birthday to you,
a Happy Birthday to you
may you feel Jesus near
everyday of the year.
Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday to you
and the best year you ever had.
If you are reading this and have a moment, please post a comment to Leah. You can share your thoughts or maybe a memory. It would mean a lot to her and make her day special. Thanks to everyone for all you have done. Looking forward to many more years and making more memories.
To my Sister:
God made us sisters,
Our hearts made us friends.
Love keeps us bonded
Thru thick and thru thin.
"Happy 40th Birthday"
God Bless and Keep you always,
P.S. Congratulations to our cousin Sarah who is getting married today.