So I guess this post is about me today... Today I turned the big 4-0! I always remember thinking how old that was, and now it still seems old! :) I have had the most amazing 40 years... some good and some bad, but I wouldn't be who I am or where I am without them both.
I think one of the biggest things you learn as you get older, is how important your family is. How much you need them and their support. Especially for us on this adventure that is even more clear. My parents are my heros! They have done so much for me and still do and I know I wasn't always the best child. Mom and Dad you are wonderful parents and grandparents! I only hope I am half the parent to my boys. Thank you for all your support and love!
I have also learned the importance of friends!!! I think I always valued my friends and family, but I do even more now. Luckily I have the most amazing friends here in South Africa that have truly become our family over the years. I have spent lots of holidays, birthdays, celebrations and defeats with them and wouldn't have it any other way. This experience and these friends have made me who I am today on my 40th! So I want to thank all of you for being there for me.
The biggest thank you goes to my wonderful husband Scott. I know you truly love me for who I am! Also my two sweet boys, Aiden and Evan (ok they aren't always sweet but have their moments :)) Somehow you always can make me smile on the worst of day. I am ready for another 40 years with them! And can only imagine what wonderful adventures we have left.
So, I will raise a glass and drink to you all today and know how truly blessed I am to have you all in my life!! Happy Birthday to me!!