Sunday, August 2, 2009

Happy Birthday to ME


Today is my birthday and I really do NOT feel 55...but the calendar says I am. I was thinking back over all of the things I have done in my life, especially when I don't think I have accomplished enough yet, and I realize I have done a lot of stuff. I haven't traveled enough, but raised four step children and a grandchild. I have not maintained what I weighed when I got married, but have stayed married for almost 39 years. I haven't had the pleasure of actually meeting many of my "online" friends, but love them all dearly. I haven't quilted enough, but have made many quilts. I haven't learned a lot of piecing, but I have a lot of fun with what I do. I haven't learned to keep my mouth shut when maybe I should, but once I found my voice...I just have to say what I am thinking.

I have learned a few hard lessons...I have learned what it feels like to lose my parents and grandparents. I have learned that we can't always have everything no matter how hard we work. But the thing I think I have learned the most over the past couple of years live each day to the fullest no matter how it till your heart hurts and then love some more...and enjoy what you do everyday no matter what it is.

I have a fairly good life...I don't have everything I want..that new Brother Embroidery Machine or a 2 carat diamond, but I do have a husband that loves me no matter what, even when I am grumpy....which sometimes is often. I have grandbabies I love and am loved in return and I have many friends to count on when I need to just have a girl talk.

So for attaining the aged of 55, I feel pretty darn lucky in the life that I am living.

Happy Birthday to Me....



Cornbread and Beans Quilting said...

Happy Birthday!!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday to you
Happpppppy Birthday Dear Anett
Happy Birthday to youuuuuuuuuuu!!

Sandi said...

What a lovely post, Anett! I would love to be able to meet you in person one day! There is no fancy machine in my sewing room and I lost my wedding ring a few years ago but like you, I feel blessed with great family, wonderful friends here and on-line......and you are one of them!!

*karendianne. said...

Wow! Happy Birthday. I missed it. :<