When I was a kid, forty seemed so OLD. I remember my grandma with grey hair and glasses. She watched Lawrence Welk, took walks to the park, and called the couch a "davenport". If you had looked up "grandma" in the dictionary, you probably would have seen her cute picture right next to it. Come to find out, she was only in her sixties for my entire childhood! It was a different time back then. Looking back now, people from the older generation looked and acted older way before their time. Come to think of it, I have seen recent pictures of people taken in the 1970's and they look younger NOW in 2012 then they did in that old Polaroid.
This picture was taken on my mom's wedding day back in June of 1969.
|My dad's mom Jo (Josephine), My mom Cathy on her wedding day, My mom's mom Carol, and Henrietta in 1969|
Are they not adorable and young looking? Does my mom look almost the same as she did as a beautiful 20-year-old bride? Pretty close. My point being that age is relative. You are as old as you want to be. If I can take my fun, young parents and model myself after them, you can be young in mind and spirit for many many years to come! So I don't look at 40 as a bad word, that I'm "over the hill" now, or it's the beginning of the "end". It's sort of a mid-point in your life to stop and see where you've been, what you have accomplished, and what your plans are going to be for the other HALF of your life!
|My and my cute hubby at my birthday dinner last night.|