I woke up this morning with a looming headache, not ready to start my birthday that way. After another few hours and some meds, I was ready to wake up to turning 38.
Immediately showered by lovely voice messages, photo collages and video calls from everyone near and far, made me feel grateful and loved. Turning older is a gift and I embrace every laugh line I have, because of all the sweet memories it harbors. I don’t take it for granted.
I am thankful for the lessons, the growth, the pain and delight. It wasn’t easy getting here, but oh so worth it.