The Big Five Oh!

Love to look at that map!


I remember the biggest deal about turning 10 was the whole idea of hitting double digits.  I’ve always loved numbers, and this just seemed like a tremendous milestone.

Turning 20 was truly remarkable.  I had been wed for one solid week, and being the married woman that I was, I couldn’t wait to declare that I was no longer a teenager.

Since my husband has always kept his boyish good looks, even as we approached the next chapter in our lives, we were forever accused of still being students, or surely being newlyweds.  Announcing that I was 30 was grand entertainment, and I think that birthday may have been the most fun of all.

Reaching 40 gave me an epiphany.  I had always loved the passage in the Bible about the older women teaching the younger women, and it dawned upon me that I had achieved this status.  It certainly felt like an honor.

Well, well, well… what shall I say about hitting 50?  I’m loving the thought that I’ve been roaming the planet for half a century.  Naps are certainly sounding better than ever before in my life, but I’m charging into this decade with gusto!


p.s.  How do you like my new profile picture for “My Field Days” on Facebook?  It’s my best side, and hides my wrinkles!


6 Responses to “The Big Five Oh!”

  1. michelle pond says:

    I approve of your new profile picture even though it is not your best side. Happy birthday, dear Sandy!

  2. lawaanda calton says:

    Happy Birthday TODAY Sandy! Your 50 years have been full of adventure and love! May the next 50 be as wonderful! love you, Mama

  3. Mary Anne says:

    I miss your beautiful smile in your new profile. It is most infectious. Have a wonderful birthday. Maybe even some more rain. Here’s hoping EP gets some rain today.

  4. Marcea Clive says:

    Happy Birthday, Sandy. I love that picture, but I keep waiting for you to turn around and look at me.
    Have a blessed day.

  5. Jackie (Rankin) Barnett says:

    Very cute photo! But you have 2 good sides, as well as the middle!! I agree with your Mama…may you have another wonderful 50. Happy Birthday!

  6. John Moreland says:

    God bless you as you write and relate

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