anything I wanted to. This was not a “you have my permission” voice, but more like a “you are just the combination of determined & crazy” to do it voice. He’s hot. Yup, there I said it. I thought he was hot the moment I saw him and I still do to this day. Oh, and we make great looking kids if I do say so myself. I am thankful that I have a loving husband and a great marriage.
Watching my mother hold it together that entire summer was nothing short of amazing. She never let her guard down, not once. She is the strongest woman I know and she is in a good place right now. She loves her grandchildren and I am truly blessed that she is making happy memories with my children. I don’t see my brother as often as I would like because he lives pretty far. He loves his nephew and niece as if they were his own kids. If I ever needed anything I know that I could call him at any time and he would drop what he was doing to help me. He was a big part of my support system the summer my dad was sick. I don’t know what I would have done without him. I am truly blessed that I have a healthy mom and brother.
Celebrating 40 in Punta Cana!
make an effort. I would say things like “why should I be the only one to try?” or “We’re all busy, if it’s important enough you’ll find a way.” And while I do still believe that if something is important enough you will find a way, I now realize that getting older means our priorities shift and friendships change because we change as individuals. Some friends grow up and change together and some friends grow apart. It happens- I am not the same person I was at age 25. I have different values and certain things that were important to me then are just not important to me anymore. Some of these friendships have been terminated and some have just changed. I’m at a place now where I am okay with where my friendships are. I am lucky that I still have women in my life who are like sisters to me. I don’t have a sister, but what I do have are 2 women that are like family to me. We don’t see each other as often as we would like, but when we do we pick up exactly where we left off. And for that I am grateful & blessed for my sister-friends.
In the process of snatching.
So here’s to another 40+ years of hitting my birthday milestones and watching those I care about hit theirs. Thanks to CrossFit I now know what “milestone” birthday means: “Age is a milestone, not an obstacle.” I like it.
Yours in Health,