The Big 4-0

I’m not where I thought I would be 20 years ago.

But.

It wasn’t until 10 years ago that I learned the meaning of wanting to spend the rest of my life with someone.

And it wasn’t until 7 and a half years ago that I realized I wanted to be a mother.

And it wasn’t until 6 years (and three more children) later that I realized I wanted to be a mom.

So thinking of where I could be and knowing where I am — and being happy with that — is probably the greatest thing about today.

Call it wisdom.

The next years are going to be even more incredible as I continue to raise my children, strengthen my marriage, write my thoughts, and develop my career.

I may even go back to school.

In the meantime, I’ll be taking myself and two of my three children to lunch. Kate wants to buy me Hersey kisses (with caramel) for my birthday, too, and who am I to stop her?