Saturday, December 29, 2007

It's the Eve of Something Big


i wish i were younger
i wish i had less wrinkles
i wish i had less pounds
i wish 07 had been my marathon year
i wish i had learned so many lessons so much sooner
some, i am still learning
but oh, what i do have....
i am so so blessed.
1 wonderful amazing man
2 sweet little men
who will still cuddle mom and say,
"that's enough kisses, mom!"
love my house,
great job, amazing boss, the best co-workers,
even great in-laws (can you imagine?)
and 2008 waiting for me
and whatever i want to do.
40 ain't so bad.

44 comments:

Bev said...

Well happy birthday Nancy! My birthday is the 31st and I'm not far behind you at 36 years. Have a great day.

Nat said...

Happy Birthday.I hope all your men spoiled you rotten. :)

Kent said...

Happy Birthday, Nancy! I hope you have a great day tomorrow. Here's to proving that you just keep getting better.

Christie said...

Didn't you get the memo? 40 is the new 20. Happy Birthday, Nancy!

Tri+Umph said...

Happy Birthday!!

Be glad you're able to learn these lessons, in a few years they'll just be ancient history!

Michelle said...

Awww, happy birthday, Nancy!!

Neese said...

Make 40 your bitch! haha

Happy Birthday!!

Flo said...

Happy Birthday Nancy!!! You will love your 40's!!! I know I do!!! Have a great day and party up!! You'll be too tired from now on to party ;)

Greg Johnson said...

Happy Birthday Nancy!

You are entering into some great years. I didn't start running until I was 44. I'm 47 now and have run 4 marathons. I just got finished running 3 in 9 weeks.

Keep pressing toward the finish line.

gaj

Shelley said...

Happy Birthday! I'll be joining you with my 40th next month! I am feeling good about it, it has given me resolve to do things - like train to run my first marathon next year!

Stuart said...

Happy Birthday and welcome to the clan.

Party hard and run harder!

Database Diva said...

Wishing you all the best on your birthday! I hope the 40s are as kind to you as they have been to me!

sRod said...
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sRod said...

Woops, that previous one was me. I should probably learn to read before I post. So here goes again:

Happy birthday Nancy! Keep going strong like you have been and 40 will feel like 20!

Jess said...

Happy Birthday Nancy! I hope it's a great one -- I'll raise my glass and toast you as well as the new year!

zanne said...

oh i love this! happy birthday nancy!!

Robert Barker said...

Hope you have a happy birthday.

Jamie said...

Happy Birthday Nancy!!! I'll be sure to send a birthday toast your way while ringing in the new year.

kate said...

I hope you have a wonderful birthday Nancy! You are a pretty awesome gal!

Amy@RunnersLounge said...

Happy birthday to one of the coolest moms, runners, and people I know. I can only hope to have an ounce of your energy and joy when I turn 40 (and it isn't that far away!)

Amy

Unknown said...

Happy Birthday Nancy, Your best years are ahead of you.

nwgdc said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! WHAT A SMALL WORLD!!!!

DawnB said...

Happy Birthday Nancy!! Remember today forties is yesterdays twentys. Welcome to the best years of your life :)

Marcy said...

My gosh!!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY NANCY!!! ;D ;D ;D You're not 40!!! Are you? No way!! I seriously don't believe you for some reason LOL (I don't mean that as an insult ;-) I just always thought you were in your mid 30's hehe)

RunnerGirl said...

Happy Birthday! I'll think of you when ringing in the New Year!

Bob A said...

Happy Birthday, Nancy! 40 ain't bad at all (if my memory serves me correctly).

Bob A

J said...

Happy Birthday!!!! I hear that your 40's are the years of wisdom. Please share!

Unknown said...

Happy happy day! And this 44-year-old can attest to the fact that your 40s ROCK! I could totally kick my 20-year-old and 30-year-old butt down the block (although I'd probably have to take a bit more ibuprofen at the end) :-O

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday.

L*I*S*A said...

Happy birthday to you!!!! I'll be there with you turning 40 in August.

It's just a number, I say.

teacherwoman said...

Happy Birthday Nancy!

Topher said...

Good thing there's not a 40th of December and it was your birthday on that date. Otherwise, I know you'd have us all out there doing 40 miles to celebrate. Thank goodness for things like that, and happy birthday!

Amy said...

Happy Birthday Nancy, and as they say here in Belgium, welcome to tram number 4 - you are in great company!

Wes said...

Happy late Birthday, Nancy! Much like running, its all downhill coasting from here, baby!!

Bill Carter said...

That about says it all. You quite obviously have a lot of things to be thankful for and that is a wonderful thing. But all to often people tend to focus on the negatives in their lives and not the positives. They could learn an awful lot from somone like you with your wonderful outlook on life.
I wish you a happy New Year and best of luck in '08!

Unknown said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

40 isn't so bad, really. I think I'm healthier in my 40s than I was in my 30s. And enjoying life more.

It's all good. :)

Deene said...

happy birthday! 40 is the best beginning.

Laura N said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY NANCY! And happy new year. It's been a pleasure getting to know you. Here's to a kick ass 2008!

Gotta Run..... said...

I am not that far behind you! Exciting to think what we can get into as we get older!!

Start planning girl!!! Happy Birthday.

Mendy said...

Happy (belated) Birthday!!! Hope it was a blast for you!

J~Mom said...

Happy, Happy Birthday!!!!! I hope it was awesome!!!!!

Sunshine said...

Maybe your blessings are even better than your wishes?
May 2008 be your marathon year in many ways.

P.O.M. said...

I hope you had a great birthday. I love your list :)

Laura said...

A little late to the party, but just wanted to add my birthday wishes :)