Thursday, July 7, 2011

The Big 4 Oh

I don't know, somehow I thought it would be different hitting a milestone age like 40. Like maybe there would be fireworks and a parade. Or jumping out of an airplane (no, not really) or riding in a hot air balloon...or Ed McMahon back form the dead and on my front porch.

But it was a nice, quiet lunch with the promise of a future getaway, birthday wishes from my siblings and scores of internet wishes for an awesome day.

And just now,  sweet notes from my daughters and some last minute texts from my parents (who, by the way, never ever do that).

All things considered, I'm lucky to be me and to be loved by the people in my life. Life is what you make of it. Mine is half full.

7 comments:

MJ said...

And many more, dear Mrs O.

Tebbs Family said...

Hope this next year is fantastic! Seems like the older I get, the quieter the fanfare...

susette said...

Happy, happy belated birthday! I didn't think the big 4 oh was so bad either. You certainly look way younger than that!!

Olivia said...

Happy Bday! Still a youngster! May you have many more Bday wishes!

M-Cat said...

Wait a sec - Ed McMahon is dead?!?!

Hope your day was wonderful - and Forty is AWESOME!

Omgirl said...

We should do a belated lunch! the nice thing about summer break is the plethora of babysitters. :)

radioactive girl said...

Happy Birthday!!!! I don't think you look 40, I think you look amazing. You are a very beautiful person, both inside and out!