Really, today is going to be like any other day, except with french pastries and extra hugs and kisses. And some rousing renditions of "Happy Birthday to You". I still have to go about my daily duties of laundry and vacuuming and singing "The Itsy Bitsy Sider". Although I may throw in a backyard picnic with the babes to add a little fun and spontaneity to this year's May 17th.
I am happy. I feel good and healthy and very secure at this point in my life. If you ask me, 32 could be the new 27. :)
Our next installment of "Woman to Woman" will take place on May 22. That's next Tuesday. We are replacing the scheduled topic with an idea inspired by Rebecca Woolf at Straight from the Bottle and calling it "Celebrating me!". We (women) tend to focus so much on our weaknesses and often blow them out of proportion. But our strengths, the things we are good at, go unnoticed, especially by ourselves. I know there are times when I have feared that my confidence may come across as arrogance. It's taboo to assert your successes as a parent! And even in general, I think women are very careful about how much credit or attention they give to themselves.
But we all certainly deserve praise and recognition. And so, right on the heels of Mother's Day, this "Woman to Woman" will be an opportunity for us all to admit that we are amazing, and to share our strengths with one another. Morning Glory and I hope that this particular topic will draw lots of participants, because as we can plainly see, there are many, many incredible and inspirational women out there that need to be celebrated!