On Becoming 40
Forty seems to be a big milestone for many. I am not sure that today will really feel any different from the days passed, but yes, there was a lot of personal growth that happened for me in the decade prior. And I anticipate more will come with time. A friend asked me what might be some highlights of my thirties. Easily, the biggest highlights were the birth of my two sweet girls. Having the opportunity and fortune to bring two lives into this world is the most amazing and life changing thing that I have experienced yet.
So today as I turn forty, I can’t help but want to celebrate my Mom. It was forty years ago that she endured great pains to bring me into this life. And today is really a celebration of that labor and love. Without her, I would not be here today. Being a mom myself, I now know the patience and the selflessness that goes into nurturing life. I believe it to be the closest thing to unconditional love that I have known, both as a mom and a daughter.
So thank you Mom for all the times you have supported me, for all the times you have been patient, for the many times you forgave like only a mother can. And thank you for extending that spirit of love and nurturing to Sonia and Sophia. We are so blessed to have you in our lives. Today at forty, my heart is filled with immense gratitude for you.