Editors' Note: Sara's birthday was actually yesterday, but since the Ed Team was enjoying the holiday, we weren't able to get this post published in time. Happy belated birthday, Sara!
Today is my birthday.
I think. I asked my mother on my 40th birthday to forever more remember me as 32. She always did.
I woke up today after night sweats and hot flashes, to the beautiful coast of Maine. And then drove 6 hours to get home.
Last night? I was the luckiest woman alive. I ate fresh lobsters. Laughed with the kids at dinner, which we actually could eat out on the porch because it was so warm. Had strawberry shortcake for dessert and watched the fire burn.
Someone else did the dishes. Honestly? That's all I want. Someone else to do the dishes.
Tomorrow marks the first day of the month long sprint that is June, the end of school, and all that the kids do.
All that really matters to me are my kids. Honestly. After spending some time alone in Maine, I know that.
I'm 47 today. Not a day over 32. Although Ben told me today I qualified for botox.
You know what? I love every line. Every extra fold. It is who I am today. I'm tired of fighting. I'm just going to enjoy. My beauty is not in my skin or my body- it is in my mind.
Ok, that might be slipping some but... Happy Birthday to Me!