So in a month and some change, I will be the BIG 40!
At one point in my life, I never thought that I would make it to my 30’s and now I pressing my way to the fabulous 40’s. Often I would hear so many people say in a dreadful voice, “I am about to turn 40.” Now I hear “I am glad I have made it to 40.”
Last year, I made a list entitled, “38 and ticking”, so now I am 39 and counting down to my 40th celebration of LIFE and I am fine with that.
Since last year, I have lost some family members, rekindled my love for God, becoming financially fit, working on being healthy, and just being a wife, mother, daughter, sister, and friend.
So often, I have not reflected on the important things in my life, I just existed and did what I thought was the best thing to do, for the sake of others and not myself. I am still learning and growing at this ripe age of 40 but I know it is for the better.
Things that I have learned!
CHEER for YOURSELF. You do not need a group or an audience to let you know that you are doing great. Just a few will do, my little family does that for me.
You are not going to be LIKED or LOVED by everyone. As long as you LOVE yourself and you have a few who always show you LOVE, then those are the ones that you FOCUS on.
NEVER became so distracted that you miss what/who you NEED! Keep your eyes on the REWARD!
GET RID OF THOSE EXPECTATIONS!!!!!! Thanks @KEGarland.
DO NOT ALLOW ANYONE TO STEAL YOUR JOY!!!
Most importantly—BE U! The REAL U is better than THE FAKE U anyday!
Life begin when YOU make the changes that are needed to make YOU HAPPY!
There is no love like a grandmother’s love. Grandmothers are GRAND! My mother is an awesome grandmother. My brother and I have given her 10 grandchildren.
When I was 19, I became a mother. When I returned to college, she raised my daughter. My daughter has lived with my mom ever since. My mom gave me the opportunity to complete my degree despite the circumstance of being a teen mom. I didn’t graduate from college at that time, but knowing I had such a supportive mother, it was great.
Did I consider getting my child as I grew older? No. Why? I knew she was in a better place. I knew she was with the woman who would show her how to be a young lady. We have had our ups and downs and I think that just maybe, it would have been different, if I would have been a better mother.
My mother has done everything in her power to make sure that her children and grandchildren are taken care of. I know that we all have stressed her out to the max, she will let us know and then some.
I am grateful for all she has done for me and my family.
She has made so many sacrifices in raising her children and grandchildren. She is my love!
Today’s love theme is about waiting. I posted last month in a two part series about waiting until marriage to have sex again and the importance of honoring my temple and honoring God. Since it’s February and ya’ll are all in love, looking for love, hope to be in love and everything in between, I want to talk about the love called…waiting.
Last September after over a year of dating, I got tired of all the foolishness that I was encountering with the men that I met. I started thinking about what I was putting out in the world to attract the kind of manipulative and immature men that I was meeting. What is wrong with me? I decided that self-reflection was something that I needed to do, but more importantly I needed to pray. I needed guidance.
So, I went to the man above. I went to God and in earnest…