|This is the view from the front porch swing of my parents' house.|
|That's their brown house on the left in the distance.|
|The pool and jacuzzi where you can all the scoop on everyone!|
So, on the eve of my 50th I'm feeling pretty good. I'm not as fit as I once was but I can still move well and will start my birthday by playing tennis and hopefully winning a set or two! I'm not as skinny as I once was, but I'm not as fat as I could be either! I love my husband and my dog and my home in Sweden. I'm blessed with an amazing set of parents and an in-law family that loves me and who I love too. I love my church and feel that my vocation has been fruitful. Life has been a big surprise. When I was 30, I had just met Doug and we were beginning our journey together as a couple. At 40 we'd lived in Sweden for 2 years and I never thought I'd be here to celebrate my 50th! I never thought we'd be without kids, but that's the way the chips fell for us so we've made the most of our life by enjoying one another, pouring into other relationships and truthfully, traveling the world.
I wonder what I'll be like when I grow old. I'll probably still be pretty opinionated, still cheer for the Angels, still hope the Vikings win the Super Bowl someday, still be a democrat, still love Doug, still want a dog, still be a little restless and hopefully still be loving God and others wherever we land. And I really, really, really hope when I grow old I land at Sahara Park.