today my dear friend, marci, turns 60. she also is experiencing her first birthday as a grandmother. as a seasoned "living 60" nonnie, i can truly say aging has had it's ups and downs.
|"sail my ship" - louisa may alcott|
"mugging with granddaughter"
sometimes i look in the mirror and am shocked and surprised that i don't look like my 17 year old picture - after all, i still feel young inside.
who is this woman with wrinkles, gray hair, (currently blonde - a big shout out to fonda)sags and bags, aches and pains, scars, etc.?? i could have stopped at wrinkles and you would have gotten the picture.
i am, and still remain me. a woman who has lived a full, beautiful, satisfying life. i am not perfect, nor have i lived a perfect life, but i am grateful for life.
i am grateful to have hair and eyebrows and eyelashes.
i am grateful that i am able to enjoy friendships and love.
i am grateful that i have a Creator who loves me.
i am grateful for life.
i am grateful for morning coffee.
i am grateful for my puppy.
i am grateful for rain.
i am grateful for yummy pumpkin scones.