Friday, February 09, 2007

it's my birthday

Today I turn 40. How strange. I don't feel 40. Some days I still feel like 16 year old Scarlet O'Hara at the barbecue. Some days I feel like I'm 21. I just realized that I am now the same age my mother was when my father died. I'm filled with even more respect for her. How did she manage? She had such grace and courage. I don't think I'd be able to cope like she did. Rocky and I are going to North Carolina for a few days to look at furniture. I'm off to check to see where the Catholic churches are there.

Pray for me, St. Apollonia!
Pray for me, St. Dymphna!
Pray for me St. Therese!


elena maria vidal said...

The older I get, the more I am amazed at my mother, too.

Deo Gratias said...

Now, you are a "two 20 year old womans". isn't it marvellous ?

Happy birthday !

Christine said...

Happy Birthday Dymphna!

Consider yourself lucky...on my 40th, my friends made me ride a mechanical bull! :o)

Dymphna said...

Yow. No bull riding for me. Thanks everyone!