Happy 50th Birthday to Me!

As I lay here in our condominium with the door open listening to the waves rushing in and out, I am thankful. Thankful for another year. Thankful for a life well lived.

I have reflected back on so many areas of my life the last few days. Many regrets of what could have and should have been yet knowing that when situations are completely out of your control, one must pick yourself up, brush yourself off move onward. And for that, I am proud of myself.

20 years ago, on my 30th birthday, I received the Tim McGraw CD with the song on it In my next 30 years. The phrase in this song says in my next 30 years it’ll be the best years of my life. 18 years ago this November I will have been given the best gift God could ever give me which is my daughter. She is everything I ever wanted but never knew that I did. She is absolutely amazing and these last 18 years with her have been the best years of my life. I pray that I never let her down. I know that I am beyond perfect and I make my share of mistakes but I pray that she knows that absolutely everything I do is for her.

She and I planned this beach trip for my 50th birthday back in February. GW flew down with us for a couple of days. The weather hasn’t been the greatest but the food and company has been perfect.

Here’s to the next 50.

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