Saturday, January 27, 2018

The great thing about getting older is that you don’t lose all the other ages you’ve been.

Madeleine L’Engle

The truth is that there are some ages I could do without. It’s been a rocky road.

My twenties were brutal; but joy-filled too with the births of my children, so there’s that.

My life was ripped apart and chaotic in my thirties; but I stood strong and made important decisions, with great pain came positive change.

Life got good around forty.

It got great around fifty.

Today, I mark my fifty-ninth birthday and the view from here is pretty sweet. Not perfect, not necessarily what I expected, but sweet nonetheless.

I’ll spend the day in simple happy gratitude.

And snow.


I’m a writer, reader, and creative. I thought by now I’d have things figured out, but I keep coming up with more questions. I think that’s okay. I’m here most mornings pondering ordinary things and the thin places where faith intersects.
  1. Wishing you many Birthday blessings, Linda!

    1. Thank you, Kathy.

  2. A bloom from a bulb, a butterfly from a chrysalis . . . whatever your metaphor, birthday blessings to you, Linda, and good wishes for many more!

    1. Thank you, Marian.

  3. Have a Happy, Happy day, Linda!!

    1. Thank you, Joan.

  4. I have numerous portions of my life that were horrendous. However, here I am – 60 – and in a “place” I love. I don’t love it all (!) and I’m working on those parts. I enjoy the wonder parts – family, grandchildren, true friends.

    1. We both survived to thrive, Karen. Aren’t we blessed?!

  5. Happy birthday Linda …I truly hope your next decade( which is miles away ?) is as sweet .

    1. Thanks so much, Cherry.

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