Tuesday, January 26, 2010
I Am 47 Today.
I once worried about these birthdays. The ones many considered, well, old. The ones I hear women whine about, have emotional breakdowns about, the ones where women give up and trade in jeans for swishy sweat suits. But, here is another one of those birthdays for me and I feel better than last year, smarter than the year before, happier than any other birthdays, wiser than most all my birthdays put together, and better looking than any (according to John). I still wear jeans, I have gray hairs, I have earned, I play, I laugh, I look closely at the things in my life that are important to me. There is no doubt that, physically, things are changing, but I am still surprised when I look in the mirror. I look so much different than I once thought I would, I guess. At sixteen, I am not sure what I was expecting I would see when I looked in the mirror this morning. But, what I see is me. I am still there just as I was at sixteen. I am still me...only better.