The only hard part of this day was being separated from my parents by almost 700 miles. Though we have just had a lengthy visit with my Mum, it was still hard to be apart on this day! We had a good long talk on the phone while I opened my gifts from Dad and Mum. I took a picture of my pretty flowers for my mom to see!
I don't feel too much older! I have been praying about my 40th year. I know my Mum thoroughly enjoyed her forties and I plan to do the same! I am comfortable in my skin and content with all the wonderful gifts God has given to me. I feel so incredibly blessed and loved. I continue to pray for better health and daily wisdom, and I pray for a deepening of my relationship with the Lord. I want 'for me to live is Christ' to be ever more truthful, though I see so many areas where I know I continue to live for self.
So, I am quietly on to forty now, and glad to be passing this milestone! I don't have to worry about it any longer!
My 'big gift' from my Historian is to be a good used truck! I have thought for a long time how handy a truck would be - and with spring just a few months away, I know I will be at the garden centre. Our van has been used for 'trucking' far too often! I need manure for the garden, and mulch. We could use a few trees, and a yard or two of topsoil. There will be more perennials to buy this year, and maybe a bench for the garden. I'd like to find a few dozen nice rocks to start a bit of a rockery. We need to haul those branches to the city compost .... oh yes, a truck will be well used! We have a farmer friend who buys good used trucks at auction so we'll have to talk to him about it. It has to run, and not be too hard to keep running! After all I need to get to the garden centre! And home! A women in her forties should not be hitch hiking, after all!