My He(ART)-Full Life



Wednesday, January 2, 2013

where do the years go??

Is it possible?? I'm 44 today and I am wondering...where do the years go? Looking back...I remember being 13, 18, 25, 30, 35...like it was yesterday! Which it most definitely was not! The truth is that all of my life, I really haven't celebrated my birthday too much. Growing up...no-one ever made a big deal about it and through the years...neither did I. But now...Tim fusses over me waaaaay too much (feels nice!) and it's such a big huge deal to Tara...it makes me happy:) This morning...she cupped my face in her hands, wished me happy birthday and showered me with kisses (melted my heart right there).

Now...at 44...I feel stronger, and more vibrant than ever. Some parts of me haven't changed at all while others change on a daily basis!  Of course there are some parts that are droopy and saggy and have moved around a bit...ahem...but they're still there + working too:) I don't feel sadness at years lost...okay!!! a little bit of sadness... at  youth lost, opportunities that slipped away...but mostly...I hold in my heart that everything is exactly as it should be. That there are absolutely no mistakes. That we can't get away from our path no matter what we do. And going forward...I am glad to be here...in this time and space. And thank you dear friends...for all the warm birthday wishes sent my way! I am spending the morning with my girl and then Tim has taken half the day off so we can all enjoy it together. My heart is full of gratitude. Truly. xxx

6 comments:

Kelly said...

Happy Birthday, beautiful Soraya!!!! I hope you have the best day (and year) ever!!!!!!!!

Lisa Gordon said...

It all goes by way too fast!
I wish you a very Happy Birthday, Soraya.

Ellie said...

Happy Birthday Soraya! Hope you have a beautiful day and a great year!

singingbirdartist said...

happy birthday!
that is such a lovely photograph!
wishing you so much happiness for the coming year!

SooZeQue said...

Oh I wish I was there to help you celebrate your 44 yrs. Happy Happy Bday dear friend. Sending you love & hugs and when you blow out those candles cherish every moment of those 44 yrs they all made you the wonderful person you are today. Can you imagine what 54 will look like! :)

Diana said...

Happy Birthday, Soraya! I know it's been a while. Just thinking about you and your precious family. How quickly Tara is growing and so beautiful like her mama. I'm wondering how are you enjoying living in Colorado (one of my dream retirement destinations). My best to you for your birthday and in the New Year.