Tuesday, June 26, 2007

The Big 50

Yesterday was my 50th birthday and as many have attested - it's a major milestone. I'm blessed to believe this is the halfway mark of life & I have much to be grateful for:




- My girls are grown and living on their own;
- I have 2 intelligent/healthy grandkids;
- my Mom is retired and living carefree;
- I am in good health and my faith is strong.


I also have much to look forward to. I finished reading "50 Things To Do When You Turn 50" and was very moved by the following excerpt:

"For a woman turning 50, the challenge is to move beyond living for and through others and focus more on oneself. If you have spent the first five decades of your life graduating from being someone's daughter to being someone's girlfriend to being someone's wife to being someone's mother and then grandmother, this can be a joyous time of discovery - a time in life to figure out what it would mean to be someone in your own right. You are not being selfish or irresponsible; you are reaching for wholeness."

I am sooooo ready for the next 50 years!

10 comments:

Sharon said...

Happy Birthday Deb! I know you will have many more!

Lauren said...

Happy birthday! I hope you had a wonderful day! Did you get any stash presents?

Bets said...

Happy 50th Deb, I can vouch for that great quote having had my double-nickles bd this month :) You certainly are blessed, enjoy the next 50!

del said...

Happy birthday, I hope you had a wonderful day!

Michelle said...

Happy birthday! Congratulations on entering a whole new adventure in your life.

Crystal said...

Deb, you are such an amazing woman! The except you printed is great! I'm 46 and ready to start living that way now. Enjoy everyday to the fullest!

Deborah said...

HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY. I hope you had a joyous day!

Virtuous said...

Happy Belated 50th!! Indeed you are BLESSED!

Thanks for stopping by to see me! :o)

Susan said...

Happy Birthday - here's to 50-70 more healthful years.

Knitters-Delight

Patrice said...

Happy birthday, Deb! At 57, it has taken me a little longer to start living in accordance with that quote. Glad to know you are well on our way to wholeness!!