Last Sunday, I had a milestone birthday. Yes, the big 6-0! I thank god every day for this privilege and the fact that my loving family was here to help me usher it in. They made a big event of it, which made me feel so special! What more could a woman want, to be surrounded by a wonderful, loving husband of 43 years, a wonderful son and daughter, an equally wonderful SIL and DIL and four sweet grandchildren. My Mom and two sister's and a BIL were there to help me celebrate. This is one I shall always remember! They know me well and know I don't like surprises but around every turn, made the whole weekend special! My kids and their spouses gave me tickets to a concert, I have always wanted to see and I have included pics below of some additional "special" gifts!
Hand sparkled by my 4 year grandson!
I don't tell you this to gloat, only to explain my thoughts. You see I never thought I would be 60! I never thought I would age! Do most young people think about what it will be like to age and hit birthday milestones? I never did! Maybe I was naive or thought it was too far off in the distance!
A special Hot Wheels for racing, picked out by my 3 year old grandson! This guy also made me cupcakes!!
A beautiful "J" scarf from a Sis!
What I will tell you and that many of you have experienced, is that it is wonderful and awesome to look back at what you have accomplished. The challenges, the opportunities, the misses, the wishes, the hopes, the dreams and most of all the love. OK... I promise not to be sappy but truly, if you are younger, talk to your elders, at 70, 80 and 90! Ask them to tell you about their life, and truly listen!
A precious gift from my Daughter completely personalized!
Another personalized gift my baby sis!!
My hubby replaced some "special" earrings that were misplaced!
And a blanket from my SIL... personalized for me to a T (NSFW)... pretty awesome!!
I blinked and then I was 60. My babies now grown, are awesome human beings! Mr. Silver and I both have "silver hair," and are still in love (since high school.) But we are not slowing down and have many plans for the future. Last Sunday on my birthday, I promised myself to relish every moment until I turn 70 and beyond and own it! It's was harder to do when young with all our responsibilities; kids, jobs, spouses, parents, always caring for others. But I can do this now! And if you read my last post, about DVF... "I will never, ever lose myself." Because I like me and in the end that is all that matters!