Saturday, November 10, 2012

Real Thoughts On Getting Older


Like almost everyone else, I make jokes about how getting older sucks... but really, with 33 right around the corner... I'm totally okay with it and grateful to have the life that I have.
Is it perfect?
No... but it's mine. And every day is a new adventure.

I have a husband who loves me, and has loved me since I was 16.
I have 2 beautiful kids that I get to see grow up... I get more kisses & cuddles than some, and I do not take that for granted.


Am I as skinny as I was when I was 22... no.
Sure, my body has changed.  But it has given life to 2 special people.
That, in itself, and the fact that my husband still tells me I'm sexy makes me okay with it.

I am healthy, I am surrounded by people I love.


 I've discovered new passions over the year... specifically blogging & photography.
I've met new & amazing people through these new ventures and I am glad that I did.
I take pictures for fun.  I love capturing those special moments.
I love being the one that is helping others capture their moments too.

I feel very blessed.

I really, really feel like I'm growing into the person I'm supposed to be.

I am happy to be 33.

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17 comments

  1. "I really, really feel like I'm growing into the person I'm supposed to be." Well what could be better than that? A lovely sentiment, you should feel very proud. Wonderful. Congrats and happy birthday xxx

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  2. What a happy post! It's encouraging to see that you really embrace your life with the "cup half full" mentality, Lena. 33 is so NOT old anyway, in my opinion. It's funny, just last night my husband and I were imagining how wonderful it would've been if we'd met at 16. What a blessing to have a partner at your side who's loved you since you were teenagers. That's not too common. Enjoy your family today, Lena.

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  3. I love this! I feel the same about aging...we learn so much and gain so much as we grow older. No worries! That, and my husband is 5 years older than me, so I'll always feel pretty young. :-)

    Happy Birthday!!

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  4. What a beautiful post! :) Happy Birthday!
    And yay...you got all four of you in front of the camera!

    Lanaya
    www.raising-reagan.com

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  5. I feel the same way. Each year gets "perfect" for me!! I love this post!!!

    Happy soon to be 33!

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  6. Oh girl I couldn't agree more!!! I feel the same way about the big 32! Happy Happy Birthday girl!!!!!!!!!! I love how we are almost exactly a year apart!!!

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  7. Well said! Life just keeps getting better doesn't it? Such a great outlook to have

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  8. Loving your fam picture...I know you said the other day that its hard to get all 4 of ya's in front of the camera! You have such a rockin' lookinf family! Be blessed for sure!

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  9. Yay! Lena, I'm going to be 33 next month! Like you I feel so blessed having my 2 beautiful kids (and their daddy). Have a great weekend!

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    Labrijoy

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  10. This is wonderful!!

    Happy Birthday Lena!

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  11. Lovely, and makes me feel better about nearing 30!

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  12. Aw yay! 33 is going to be a GREAT year for you! ;)

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  13. That's the best feeling ever!
    Really like this post very much :)

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