Friday, June 8, 2012

Come On Forty, Let's Do This

Come On Forty, Let's Do This
Birthday Thing

I've been waiting for you for how many years now?
For the record, it wasn't easy getting here.
Remember Horse Neck Beach when I was seven and tried to swim out to my brother, who was six-foot-four, I'm sure. Those waves and that water were way over my head. Somehow he heard me call his name and I got to see my eighth birthday. A few close calls like that are reasons why I appreciate you.

And I like that you've arrived to grant admission to the shores of the land known as the second half of my life. If you were a jersey, I'd wear your numbers like a badge of honor. I suppose when it comes down to it, I owe the lofty world of academia for the prestige I can now carry with me. Wasn't it there that you, the lovely 4.0, were deemed perfect?

And last, but not least, I'm glad you bring a reason to celebrate life. 
Which is code for eat cake, take time to notice the tallest trees and the smallest butterflies, and dance the electric slide as only a proud new forty-year-old can--but probably not all at the same time.

Come On Forty, Let's Do This

I didn't know I was going to make a habit out of posting on my birthday, but it looks like that's what I've done!


Valerie Ipson said...

You're so funny! Have a wonderful birthday, friend!

Anonymous said...

How adorable are you? I hope I can enter my thirties with as much grace and optimism as you welcome your forties. Have a great day!


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