Wednesday, November 12, 2008


I'm tempted to write something negative and dark....but remembering my November plan of loving myself, I'm staying away from the blues. I'm forcing myself to cheer's what a good parent would tell me.

I have a friend who turns 40 today....WOW...40...ah, yes, I remember it well. That was the year Wayne and I looked at each other and said, " for our birthdays should we go on a cruise or adopt? " Okay there was a bit more conversation and prayer than just this, but in a nutshell that's what happened.
It's amazing how things work out when you turn it over to the Lord.
We were blessed with Laila a few months later-- and my body has yet to recover.
Ah, yes....40....
At 40 I had a "shape." I have a shape now, too-- it's just square and pudgy.

Anyway, back to the positive.

Kimi is turning 40 and I love her. She has always been so great about getting older. She relishes it. She loves finding the newest wrinkle or the gray strand of hair. It might have something to do with the fact that she is constantly mistaken for a teenager....but she is getting older and is fine with it.

"It's a sign of wisdom and maturity. These wrinkles don't just happen, you have to work for them. You have to go through some stuff to get to this old. Wrinkly faces are a sign of character."
I can hear her say these things right now.....

I used to shake my head at her, and think she just doesn't know....but she does know. She is wise even with her one wrinkle.
So I celebrate Kimi today and her wisdom.
Here's to getting older!!


barbyb said...

Okay. Everyone hated the feet and the scale, but I'm not liking you in the hat. You, gorgeous you. AND, you're photogenic, something many people AREN'T. (". . .so you better watch OUT, or I might scare YOU. . .you're not really a mean old witch in a hat. . .you don't ride on your broom with a CAT. . .) Joy School!
And, happy birthday, again, Kimi!

Kimi said...

Melinda, you are sweet. Thanks for the props. You're funny too!
I've been on here reading for 20 minutes now! I didn't realize you were so prolific in your blogging, or I'd check in more often. I'm going to have to stay on my toes to keep up with your crazy blogging self!
Love it!