48 is Great!

I had a birthday last week. The big 48. Depending where you are in your life, that number may seem big or small. To me, it simply is.

I had one friend tell me that every birthday is a celebration because you're still here. So true. And I am grateful to be here. To be me.

This year has seen changes, as they all do. Here are a few things about who I am as a 48 year-old-

I am a mother to four adults, two teenagers and two children.  Seven still at home. I'm...lucky?

I am a soon-to-be grandmother. (Can't wait to hold sweet Phineas!)

I am a writer. This is hard to say some days when the minutes seems to be sucked up into some huge time-swallowing beast. But, I'm trying.

I am a wife. Almost 23 years now. Lucky me to be married to the Handy Man who spoils me.

I am a part-time worker. I've been working at a dry cleaner for two months now. I work while the kids are in school. I really like the job and the people I work with.

I am a teacher. With my semi-new calling in church, I get to teach Relief Society every few months. I love teaching. I love the sisters I get to serve.

I am a friend. As I get older, I realize the importance of good friends in our lives. I am blessed to have friends who love me and support me and push me to be better.

I am a disciple of Jesus Christ. I am a daughter of God.  This, more than anything, defines who I am.

(Watch a talk on being a daughter of God here.)


  1. Happy late birthday to one of my heroes!!

  2. Love that list. What a great summary, all positive things. And Happy Birthday!

  3. Makes me want to sum up my life. On a day when I'm feeling good about it. ;)


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