Chapter 45….. Birthday Girl

Chapter 45 has shown up!

I could not be more excited to see this chapter. I feel confident, bold, wise, better off, and brand new.

On Saturday, July 17th, I turned 45, and this was the best day of my life. Something extravagant happened, and it’s never happened before, well, at least not to me. 

I lived to see 45! I pray that I hit another 40 or so more moments like this. I swear the older I get, the more I appreciate it. There isn’t anything anyone can say or do that will make me feel old, out of touch, or wishing I was younger. My younger years groomed me for who I am today, and you would have to pull me as I kick and scream to get me to go through that again. I loved the lessons that I learned but would not want to redo them!

So with that being said… I will take my lessons and run…run right into this new chapter.

My kids and my husband asked me if I feel different. Usually, I would say no, but I can’t utter those words this year. Mostly because I know of way too many people that were not honored to see year 45, and for whatever reason, I was given that blessing. And not mention the ones that are here but in search of what I already have; 

  • Kids that are healthy, intelligent, and a blast to be around
  • A husband that continues to amaze me(approaching our 21st anniversary).

Just a few of my significant blessings.

But most of all, I have common sense. I know we all think we do. But we don’t. Common sense grows over time. After a while, you get the things that use to go over your head. When you get older, you pay attention to detail, remain a little on the observant side while you sip your tea. 

Man, oh man, how good it feels to reach that point. No longer need to be in the foreground but remain in the back. 

Observing and learning. 

Learning and growing. 

Growing and getting better

Getting better and gaining peace

Gaining peace and living life

I’m looking forward to seeing what all unfolds during “Chapter 45.

Stay Tuned….

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49 Replies to “Chapter 45….. Birthday Girl”

  1. Girl, you better do it! Yaaasss! I hope you enjoyed every minute of your birthday and you are wearing 45! Peace to you for many more to come.

    1. Thank you girlie! I had a blast and I’m going to continue that good feeling for the restof the year. Last year was a little rough but I made it. We all made it.

  2. Happy Birthday! 45 is a wonderful age; I’m a little sorry I squandered my year moaning about being “old.” (I had absolutely no idea back then….)

    1. I did that when I turned 30! I actually thought that was old and little did I know, I was just getting started.

      I hope you know you are blessed at whatever age you are. Sending you a virtual HUG!

  3. Happy, happy belated birthday Belladonna.
    We should all feel very Blessed for each birthday we live to see, just as you said.
    You look amazing by the way 😍 🎉🎂🎈🎊🌹🌹

  4. You did very well in your younger years with the babies and all.
    God’s richest blessing and may you always drink from the fountain of youth 🎂🎉🎈🎁

      1. 😂, just a tiny adjustment, take it easy, breathe and then sip from the fountain.
        Forever young.

      2. 😂😉, belladonna have a wonderful morning. It’s freezing cold here. I’m just wrapping up things with my soft, sweet and sometimes very fragile family, including myself, then I’m going to wrap myself up and listen to some good music to fill up my heart.

  5. Girlfriend, I applaud your epiphanies and reflections. 👏🏼 I agree with you on all fronts, because on the first day of this month I reached the young age of 63. There were so many friends and cousins who never saw the light of day at the age I reached. I appreciate your dedication to humility and blessed appreciation of who you are and who you continue to evolve into. 🤗

    Here’s what I cheer you on to do…celebrate this chapter in your life for the next 364 more days. When you reach this day next year, then just start celebrating that chapter until it ends…and then repeat. May you see many great days ahead Belladonna! 🎉🥳🙏🏼✨🥰 Peace & Blessings!!! 💖

  6. Happy birthday 🎂

    Hope you had a fab time with your family. All the best for the future. 🌈🌈🌈🌹
    You’re gradually approaching the new 20s. 😃😃😃

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