The morning of my 40th birthday. Good morning world! I am on my way. I made it through the exhausting beautiful years of my 20s with the raising of my babies. I walked through the fire of my 30s with my marriage. The 40s look promising.
I believe, perhaps falsely, that I now possess wisdom. Yes, it just came today. I may even have super powers. Who knows, the 40s are so mysterious.
My oldest daughter brought me the gift of breakfast in bed. She set her alarm and zoomed off in the van at 6:45am to shop. My teen. Out of bed before 7am! She is amazing. I LOVE this gift! I get to sit here and slurp coffee! And so here I sit reflecting on being forty while I munch on some berries.
Last year I wrote Before I Turn 40. I made a list of all of the things I wanted to try or accomplish. I didn’t meet all of my goals, but the biggest accomplishment is that I am writing my book. The story of Jon and I from meeting at the age of 11 and how our relationship went from Puppy Love to today. The journey through sex addiction and our baggage. A story of hope, healing, struggle, and finding out what love really takes. I can’t wait to share it. I am half-way done with writing my first draft!
This was the year I finally shared the secret of our struggle with sex addiction. I was so scared to share this with the world. What would they think of me, of Jon? What would the comments look like? As usual, my readers met me with open arms and encouragement. I was blessed with others sharing their stories with me.
This year on my blog I am hoping to bring more encouragement to relationships. I want to share what Jon and I learned through our therapy about strengthening our marriage and healthy parenting. My life is not just about the places we see, it is also about how we are beginning to see ourselves.
I cannot thank you enough for being here. For your comments on my blog and insights on my StudioJema Facebook page. Healing takes a community. I am grateful for this one.
Love to you all today.