I had a birthday on October 18th and now I'm 50.
(My mind does flips at the thought!)
Mike and I took a drive to the town where I was born:
A bench close to the water's edge.
My Dad and Olivia also worked up a surprise party for Sunday afternoon at Dad's in Hutchinson! Fun! I wish I would have gotten pictures of all the family. Liv snapped a few and Tab was too far away to be there, but she wrote a sweet post in honor of my aging! This birthday was difficult, not only because my age shocks me, but because it's the first birthday I have had without my Mom. Going to the town of my birth and thinking of Mom was sad, yet soothing somehow, necessary and helpful.
These verses have recently been on my mind: