September 13, 2020

Thoughts On My Life Thus Far

 My Teens

                               I can't wait to be 13 so I can get a phone in my room!

I can't wait to be 16 so I can drive!

I can't wait to be 18 to be an adult!

My 20's

I can't wait to be 21 because...21!

I can't wait to be done with school!

I can't wait to get married!

I can't wait to get my own house!

I love my job!

I can't wait to get pregnant!

I love being a mom!

My 30's

Wow! I'm 30!

Yay! I'm pregnant!

I'm pregnant again!

I love having little kids!

I love naps, Nick Jr., babies, bottles, trucks, and Barbies!

What happened to my 20's??

Could I ever have one more baby?

Wait. I'm 39???

My 40's

I am having a baby at 40!

I am so blessed!

A Mammogram?

I weigh how much??

Premenopause? Can you repeat that?

So I can't eat anything I want anymore??

High cholesterol? 

When am I going to start feeling like I'm almost 50?

Wow. Teenagers get a bad rap. These years are great!

I thought I already went through adolescence.

Where are all these emotions coming from?

I thought Mothers of the Bride were OLD!

Menopause.  How?

It was way more fun going to the gynecologist when I was pregnant.

My 50's...So Far

I. Am. 50.

Wait. That's it?

This isn't so bad. Really.

My kids are growing up and I am super proud of them.

I have so much more time for myself.

Wow. I feel so much better than I did a few years ago.

I can still do things I want to do. Just...slower. 

A colonoscopy???

A crown? On my head or my tooth???

Basal Cell Carcinoma? But I hate the sun!

Should I buy anti-wrinkle neck cream???

My mom wasn't old when I thought she was.

Life goes by really quickly.

I am going to relax and enjoy it.


I am 51. Today.

And I am blessed!

If I may...Remember to enjoy where you are right now!



  1. Wishing you a very Happy Birthday...what a honest post, my friend...I'll be 54 and as you know, (and thank you for commenting) starting over career wise. I have what maybe 20 years left? (of working)-I suppose its downhill from now? I don't know...I guess stay tuned. As for menopause, enjoy, Billie Jo. After my emergency hysterectomy, I didn't experience any menopause, went in for surgery/they took everything, recovered and no such symptoms. TMI


  2. Wishing you a Happy Birthday and many more happy years of family life.

  3. Hope this is the best birthday ever! I can so relate to what you posted ad I am 27 years older than you!

  4. Happy Birthday! Hope you have a wonderful day! ❤️🎉

  5. Happy birthday beautiful friend!! I am so glad you allow us all to journey with you!! Enjoy your special day, may it be full of family and staying in. :)

  6. Happy Birthday!

    How lovely! Your Mom was kind enough to have you, in your favorite Season!!!! ~smile~

    I see it is Orange, but what ever does that T-shirt mean???

    Happy Birthday, again...


  7. Looked it up!

    "It's when someone does something cool or awesome. For example, "Slay all day" is the same as "I'm awesome all day""


  8. Loved that post! The years go by so fast, don't they? Happy, happy birthday!!!!!

  9. Happy Birthday! Have a wonderful day celebrating!

  10. Happy Birthday to you!!! I hope you are having a wonderful day celebrating!

  11. You are such an inspiration, and I enjoyed celebrating with you yesterday SO much. <3

    Madison | Breakfast at Madison’s

  12. Happy Birthday!! Where did you find that Halloween shirt? Love it!!

    1. Hi! Thank you! I found it on Etsy. RJCCustomGraphics is the shop. It is so soft and comfy too!

    2. Thank you! I ordered a couple.

  13. Happy Birthday, Friend! Our birthdays are less than 1-month apart!!! Loved this post. I can so relate...50 and widowed....wait, what???!!! *sob* *picks self back up!*. HUGS and love to you on your special day.

  14. Happy Birthday Bilie Jo! Hope you had a beautiful day celebrating with your family❤️

  15. Hi Billie Jo - Happy Birthday!! 51 looks great on you! You are right - life goes by so quickly. It's always fun to look back on the good times, and remember what we learned through the challenges. Have a wonderful day, my friend!!

  16. Happy birthday dear friend!!! I loved reading your post. Life is such a beautiful journey and the one constant through out our journey is God is with us every step of the way. You are a blessing to so many. Your blog is a blessing to me! Hugs to you! ~Juli

  17. I hope you had a very special birthday, Billie Jo. I've heard Dunkin Donuts coffee was good, but have never tried it. Oh, you are an Autumn birthday gal, how delightful is that?


  18. Happy birthday! I definitely have had those same thoughts.

  19. Happy Belated Birthday Billie Jo! I hope it was wonderful!

  20. Your reflections are spot on. Happy belated beautiful Friend. I pray this year ahead is so blessed. I pray our world starts to look more normal again. I pray you stay safe and healthy and enjoy every second of this season we love so dearly. Here's to 51 more! 🎉 🎂 🙏

  21. Happy belated birthday! I think everybody should have a doubly good birthday in the next 12 months since we all pretty much got gypped on this year. LOL


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Billie Jo