I celebrated my upcoming 50th birthday this evening with 3 friends from church. We all are turning 50 this month. We did the same thing on our 40th birthday. It really doesn't seem like it was 10 years ago. Leanna's birthday was the 5th, Carolyn's is the 15th, Cheryl's is the 23rd and mine is on the 25th. The first change we noticed from our first celebration, we all had to put on our reading glasses to read the menus. Our waiter brought us a dessert to share in honor of our birthdays. I tried to get him to sing for us, but he wouldn't. It was nice to sit and visit and share our lives with each other. We see each other at church and we all have busy lives, but never take the time to hang out or catch up. Even though we are the same age, we are at different stages of life. Two of us no longer have kids in high school, while the other two do. Two of us have married children, while one is getting ready for her first to marry. I am thankful for the time we were able to sit, relax, visit and catch up with each others lives. It is a blessing having friends that share the same faith and beliefs. God has allowed our paths to cross during this season of our lives and I am thankful for the opportunity He has given me to know these 3 ladies. Who knows where we will all be at the age of 60 but thankful for this evening and pray it doesn't take 10 more years for us to meet together again to catch up. We did notice on the back of the menu, we could order the lunch menu for dinner when we turn 60.
Me, Carolyn, Cheryl and Leanna
"Today is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it."