Monday, September 14, 2009

Happy Birthday to me...

Another year has passed and I am now thirty-five years old. I was recently bemoaning the fact that I am now in my mid-30s with 40 just around the corner, mourning my youth and dreading the inevitable aging. But then I realized that I am much wiser than I was in my youth. I am happier now and I have a good life. There is no doubt in my mind that the future will be much better than my past. And so I choose to celebrate another year here on this precious Earth - time spent with those I love and in worthwhile pursuits that I enjoy. What could be better than that?
Everyday should be celebrated. Sometimes we just need to be reminded.


Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

A Very Happy Birthday wish to you!!!

And please, never moan about aging. The alternative is always so much worse. ,-)

Mmmm, a pretty new look here! A new blog name even. It's now "The Enchanted Cottage."

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday. Tracy! 35 is not old!! You have your best years ahead of you with your loving family. I am 58 but am enjoying each year of more wisdom and happiness. A few wrinkles and gray hair doesn't bother me. God loves us just the way we are. Hope you have a fun day, Kathy in Illinois

Mama Monique said...

I'm glad to be the first on this blog to say:

Happy birthday Tracy!

Hope you will have a great day to remember in the future ;o)

Tammy said...

♫ Happy Birthday to YOU! ♫
♫ Happy Birthday to YOU! ♫
♫ Happy Birthday dear Tracy! ♫
♫ Happy Birthday to YOU! ♫

And many more!!!

Emily said...

Happy Birthday! I hope you have a truly blessed and beautiful birthday!

Ariadone said...

Heel Hartelijke Gefelicteerd, Tracy, met je 35ste verjaardag. Maak er er een mooie dag en een goed levensjaar van.

Let me put that in translation:

Many Happy Congratulations, Tracy, on your 35th birthday. Make it a beautiful day and a good new year of life.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Sweet Tracy!!
Love, Pegi

sarah haliwell said...

From a decrepit old 40 year old, happy birthday little girl! ;-)

I hope you have a beautiful day.

Laurie said...

Happy Birthday dear friend!
If you are feeling old at 35, I must be ancient!
I too am happier now than when I was say, twenty years ago. The best is yet to come!

Missy said...

A very Happy Birthday to you! 35 really isn't so bad (can't remember if I whined or not, LOL)..but here at 38 it honestly seems like 40 is no big deal to be looking forward to!

Suzie the Foodie said...

Oh the happiest of birthday wishes to your my friend! We get better with age, through wisdom and spiritual growth. Age is just a number and one I am trying to ignore more and more every year.

Paula said...

Dear Tracy,
Thank you so much for your sweet words! You are always so kind and encouraging! Happy Birthday to you!!!! I will be 40 on the 22nd, so we both share September birthdays. I am so thankful to be turning 40... I am thankful for everyday the Lord gives me! It is a blessing to be with our dear ones and enjoy life! I hope you had a wonderful day!!!!

Love, Paula

Grandma Elsie said...

Hope it was a blessed one and pray you have many more..
My daughter will be 39 this year & I remember the 30's as good years..

Carrie said...

Happy birthday! I just turned 40 and like you, I feel wiser than earlier. It's not so bad (other than my creaking knees when I get up off the floor!)

I have more money and stability now than in my early 30s, better friends, and I travel more. I'm more confident with age and I bet you are too!