Saturday, July 07, 2012

Happy Birthday to Me!

Laura AndersonSo last night at around 11:45pm, I was filling out a form online and it asked for my age and had those categories you had to check the box.  For the very last time, I got to check the “40-44” years old box because 15 minutes later, my 45th birthday began.

Wow, how did that happen?

Anyway, I had this distinct thought when I woke up this morning – “I am middle aged!”  Of course, no one knows how long they will live but it’s a good bet I won’t live much past 90 so at 45, I’m halfway there!  Funny enough, that wasn’t depressing at all – it was actually energizing!  What do I want to do with the second half of my life???  What does God want to do with the second half of my life???  I’m up for it!  I look forward to seeing what lies ahead!  If it’s half as good as the first 45 years, it’s gonna be amazing!

However, it hasn’t exactly started out with a bang - it’s been a pretty mellow day here at my dad’s in Florida . . .   a nice swim in the pool, dinner at an oyster bar on the water and my dad in pretty good health.

Mellow but nice.

Happy birthday to me!

(and in four days, I’ll be on a plane home – yay!)