Older in years and comfortably owning it

Today marks my sixty-sixth year.  It began a little ater midnight with my sweetheart of 48 yrs (married almost 46 of them) telling me sleepily 'Happy Birthday hon'. Phone calls came in, first one was a little after six am  from my oldest son Michael,  he restrained himself from calling me earlier.....but, I would have welcomed his call no matter the hour.  My youngest son Chris and family called and sang Happy Birthday to me and two of my grand daughters called wishing me a happy birthday as well.  Larry wanted to take me to breakfast, but I lazily decided to just enjoy a cup of coffee in the cool of the morning in the back yard.  I'm not ruling out dinner though.

 My middle son Gary and family treated me to an early birthday on Saturday...I totally enjoyed a baseball game with them, but most of all enjoyed their company. 

Its interesting that twenty years ago I wasn't particularly proud of my age and was reluctant to reveal it.  Today is different, while I'm not loving the lines in my face, I proudly own my 66 years. I like to think I'm wiser, educated by life, good and bad.   I have a healthier outlook even if I'm not physically healthier.  I tend to appreciate the small things in life more. I used to dread getting older, but after experiencing it, its not so bad. I'm sure ten years from now I will be looking back longingly and thinking how young  66 actually was.  I seem to have more determination than stamina, which proves to be a difficult combination. My imagination is more fertile, anything is possible in this  faerie  realm I discovered a few years ago.  Age is relative, and I'm truly thankful and happy to be where I am today.

Thanks to all of you who have called and emailed me wishing me well!



Dark Squirrel Victoria said...

Happy Birthday Judy!


Once We Were Faeries ~Judy said...

Thank you Victoria, the day continued....My youngest son Chris,daughter in law Angelica, and grandchildren Karen and Matthew surprised me with my first ever birthday party. Complete with cake, ice cream, favors and balloons. It's a great birthday indeed!

kelli said...

a lovely birthday for a lovely lady.=)

sending birthday hugs and kisses!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday !! Judy, I hope all of your dreams Have and will all come true. It is a great honor & pleasure for me to say happy Birthday my friend :)
Hugs ,Patch

Lori said...

Happiest of Birthdays Judy! You Look Mah-velous! Big Birhtday Hugz!

Once We Were Faeries ~Judy said...

Thank you Kelli and Patch, I was treated to dinner out this evening, a lovely end to a beautiful day!
Hugs to all my dear friends,

Once We Were Faeries ~Judy said...

Hi Lori, I missed your post lovely lady! Thank you, you are too too kind!

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Sending warm birthday wishes your way dear Judy... It sounds like you have had a lovely birthday..
Big HUG!

Once We Were Faeries ~Judy said...

Thank you Penny dear,it was a great day!
Hug back to you,

Morena Ciambra Dreamartdolls said...

Happy Birthday Dear Judy!
I wish you so many more. This world needs more precious people like you. You feed our souls and bring such joy.

Once We Were Faeries ~Judy said...

My dear Morena, you are so good for me. I must tell you, the tiny baby I received from you a few months ago still gives me smiles and you, my dear feed my soul!
Much love,

Steinworks said...

Sorry I'm so late to the Party! Happy Birthday Judy and I can see it was a very happy one

Big Hugs
Marisa :)

Once We Were Faeries ~Judy said...

Thank you Marisa dear, it was my best birthday!
You're so sweet!

Once We Were Faeries ~Judy said...

Thank you Marisa dear, it was my best birthday!
You're so sweet!

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