Dec 042012
 
…And I’ll cry if I want to!!
Yep, that’s right…40!!  The Big 4-0. Four Teee.

The number pains me but other than that, I just honestly have to be thankful (I know, I really have to say that since I am indeed 40…no changing that now).

Seriously, I didn’t write this post to mope, complain, or get birthday wishes.  I wrote this post because I’ve never wrote an “About Me” post. I know you are busy and I don’t expect you all to read this post but if you want to know where I am after 40 years of life…here goes.

First of all, I am a daughter of God…the God of the Bible.  I trusted in the Lord Jesus Christ as a child and have never looked back.  I love to serve Him with my talents and strive to honor Him with my life daily.

Next, I am a wife.  I have the extreme privilege of being married to my best friend.  I know that seems cliche.  It is not in my situation.  God has blessed me beyond measure and anyone that knows my man will agree,  I did VERY well in the husband category.

In February we will celebrate 20 years of marriage.  We cry together, play together, pray together, and laugh together.  He is the funniest, most witty person I know.

We have had some tough times.  Early on in our marriage I thought manipulation was my best plan of action.  I learned however, that I may get what I want immediately, but long term it was very damaging to our relationship.  God rescued me from that downward spiral and has blown my mind in the “wedded bliss” department.

I am a mom.

After several years of trying to get pregnant, with surgeries and fertility drugs, God decided he would give us what we asked for, and in 13 months we had two sons and in under 37 months we had three sons.

Two of them are now teenagers and we are adjusting to all that it entails.   God blessed us again many years later with a Princess.

She is seven and is a gift that I enjoy daily.  I’m a homeschooling mom, which keeps me very busy.  I have a sophomore, freshman, 7th grader, and second grader.



Life is busy and crazy,  but God is good.

Finally, I have learned that by putting Jesus first, others second and myself last (J-O-Y), it truly does make for a JOYful life (I didn’t say easy, pain-free, or worry-free).  When I have time, I love to play the piano.  It is my passion, relieves my stress, and is a tool I use to worship God.  I dabble in scrapbooking, sewing, cooking, couponing, writing, and sleeping.  My smart phone is my favorite gadget and my luxury item.  Diet Pepsi is my drink of choice and my favorite meal is by far…The Olive Garden’s Steak Gorgonzola Alfredo.  YUMMmmmmm!
Oh yeah, I almost forgot.  I’m a blogger.

I started this blog when I was couponing like a crazy woman and wanted to share my deals with friends who were interested.  Well, since then my couponing has decreased but I continue to blog because I enjoy sharing other ways I have found to save money and how I make my house a beautiful home on a budget.
Well, that’s my life at 40!  Full of ups and downs, like most of you. I can rest at 40 knowing that God is sovereign over every year…and this one is certainly no exception!!

Blessings,
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  15 Responses to “It’s My 40th Birthday…”

  1. Happy Birthday!!!! You have a gorgeous family and you don’t even look 40, so it’s all good! (I can swear by this, since I just had my 45th last month! LOL)

    Enjoy your awesome day!
    Kristy @ Shona Skye Creations
    http://shonaskye.blogspot.com

  2. Happy Birthday Carrie!You are a blessing to your family, real life friends, and people that you don’t even know (us!). Thanks for sharing your life!

  3. Happy Birthday Carrie! And, even though you didn’t write this post to get birthday wishes, I will tell you one thing. 40 is fantastic! You no longer “give a rat” what other people think of you, and you start becoming the best YOU, you can be! And, really, if you are the best YOU, you can be, then God will get the best YOU to do HIS Great things! Sounds like you truly have been blessed!

  4. Happy Birthday Carrie. I am with Sue @ House Pretty. 40 is great. Cheers!

  5. Happy Birthday Sis! These are some beautiful pictures! Now you can comfort me when I turn 40! He He!

  6. Happy Birthday Carrie, may you have a wonderful day – it’s just a number go with it!

  7. Happy Birthday, I hope you have a fantastic day.

  8. Happy birthday!! I enjoyed getting to know you.

  9. Benn following you for a while now and enjoy your blog so much! Thanks for this wonderful insight to the real YOU. Hope your coming year is spectacular!

  10. Happy B-day, young grasshopper!

  11. Welcome to the club Carrie!! It’s not thar bad! I’m looking forward to best years ever! ;) you certainly are very blessed. Happy birthday!

  12. Happy 40th Birthday! The 40′s have been great to me so far (I’ll be on my 43rd in may)..it’s just a number anyways. I hope you’ve had a wonderful day!!!
    I love your photos at the top of your blog! Gorgeous!

  13. Happy 40th!! I have 2.5 years until I hit that milestone.

    I enjoy reading your blog, it is refreshingly real.

  14. I so enjoyed reading your “about me” post – what a wonderful testimony of the life God has blessed you with! It was fun to get to know you a little better. Birthday blessings!

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