Monday, September 5, 2011

50 .... Fifty ....

Fifty ...
25 x 2 ... (ouch!)
Yep, August 31, 2011,
it came & went
and (guess what)
I wanted to dig a hole in the backyard, crawl in it and cry

I survived!

(and I managed to do it
with a smile on my face all day most of the day).

It's a day I'm not likely to forget ...
 for a few reasons.

I saw my fourth grandbaby via ultrasound.
I already knew this precious blessing was on the way,
but seeing him up there on the big screen
(in the safest place he'll ever be - his momma's womb)
made me feel happy & reminded me of the magnificence of God ...
how mindful He is of our needs, longings and
yes, even our shortcomings, mistakes, frailities,
and oh His mercies ...
I so appreciate them ...

"It is of the Lord's mercies that we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not.
They are new every morning; great is Thy faithfulness" (Lam. 3:22,23)

"Hi Nana! See you in April!"
(BTW, I'm referring to 'him' as a him because I believe that's what 'he' is
and Nana is ready for some blue! :)

My momma is another reason the day will be forever etched in my mind.
I could tell she was a little tender about my 50th birthday and
I understand it. My goodness, when your oldest child turns 50 that's gotta do
something to a momma's heart, doesn't it? Yep, I think so ...

I really didn't want to do anything in celebration of the day but
because I knew that wouldn't be tolerated I decided to make my own
celebratory dinner. What a great idea! Why hadn't I thought of it earlier?
Maybe because I'm OLD! 
I'd begin my 50th year of life by giving! Brilliant!

So a family fave was on the menu ...
yep, I made chicken enchiladas!
My family loves them & they're easy enough to make in mass quantities
(which is necessary because that is how they are consumed! ;)
I also made carrot cake (from scratch) with homemade cream cheese icing...
(my all-time favorite in the whole world!)

So, as you may have already guessed,
the family, my family,
they are the reason I'll remember this day fondly.

While they weren't all here with me (sniff, sniff)
the hubs,
my oldest son,
my sweet Kylie Jo ...
weren't here and if they had been I feel certain you wouldn't have been able to wipe the smile off my face :)

But it was still a very good day.
A day to think about & look back on my life and
see His hand actively leading and guiding me ...
Blessing me sometimes in spite of myself ...

So, my family came in celebration of all things 'Kimberly' ...
they came because of what they mean to me
and because of what I mean to them ...
It doesn't get any better than that.

Em, Anna & Cait ... precious giggling girlies ...
(so happy there was cake & a reason to party!)
'Abby Cadabby' ... the new girl ...
my momma and my daddy ...
my youngest son & the (preggo) DIL ...
my brother & my SIL and
my Pastor & his wife, who I lovingly refer to as Sis. Pastor,
were all here ...

(Em & Anna made me cupcakes)

I received countless phone calls,
a few text messages,
> 100 'happy birthday' wishes on Facebook,
an e-mail from my Sailor son (who was underway)
and even a couple of cards via 'snail mail' ....

So I stand corrected ...

25 x 2
it wasn't so bad
it was a good day :)
I promise will try not to complain about my age for another ten days years ...
and with said I'll 'quote' King David ... cause I simply couldn't resist ...

"Now also when I am old and greyheaded, O God, forsake me not; until
I have shewed thy strength unto this generation, and thy power to every one that is to come"
(Psalm 71:18)

(BTW, regardless how old I get I will NEVER be grey! ;)

1 comment:

  1. Happy Birthday, Kimberly! They say 50 is the new 40! I've been the new 40 for a few years and it's really not too bad, but I do know how you feel!


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