Today is my 40th Birthday! I'm 40....I'm 40.....I'm 40......
It doesn't matter how many times I say it, it doesn't sound right. I don't feel 40! How does a 40 year old feel? I'm guessing that I should probably feel like more of an adult than I do, because in my mind I am still in my 20's. I can tell you this.....I am not where I thought I would be at 40. I did not ever think that I would be a single mother, working hard to pay the bills while trying to get another, more useful, degree in college (much harder the second time around), and raising my sons (and dog).
I can also tell you that I have never been happier! I love my boys and we have a stronger, better relationship than ever! Not many people can tell you that they truly like their teenagers and enjoy spending time with them! I am blessed with them (and the dog) and I am blessed with the most perfect mother who ever walked the Earth! She is supportive and loving and fun and I would not be who I am today without her! I am also so lucky to have the best family in the world and the most wonderful friends any girl could ask for! Mine is a life surrounded by love! Can't ask for more than that as a Birthday gift!
Thanks to all of you who read my blog with it's silly kid stories, terrible photography, ramblings of red wine and thankfully, it's yummy recipes! I have always loved baking and I am so happy I found a way to share my baking experiences with others who feel the same as I do.
So....Happy 40th Birthday to me! May every year be even more of an adventure than the last! May my life always be this full of love, friendship, support, happiness and of course....COOKIES (probably should add red wine too)!!
Baker Becky (the 40 year old)
(BBQ tomorrow and I'm in charge of cupcakes....watch for new recipes next week....) ;-)