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Tomorrow is my birthday. It is the last year of my forty’s. I’ve never thought much about my age. I’ve always been the baby in my family, the youngest of three. But there is something about the finality of my forty’s that makes me pause and reflect. Is it the age or the era? I don’t know. but here is my first forty-nine in retrospect. Forty-Nine Lines of My Life.
Born in Tempe.
The only girl.
Raised in the desert.
Summers on grandpa’s farm.
Wild about horses.
The dream of one of my own.
Move to the prairie at fifteen.
Oklahoma’s my home.
A horse and a girl the story begins.
a boyfriend too.
a proposal and love.
Twenty brings marriage,
a life just begun.
But oh so much love
Changes and growth
Pregnant at twenty-five
I never knew what love was before
So much love so much joy
Pregnant again at twenty-nine
Family is complete-my life’s purpose.
School, baseball, swimming and more
Old ones die-leaving holes
Twenty-five years of love and friendship
Looking forward to twenty-five more.
College for me
A new chapter, teaching and friends
Children go, grow, and leave
College and now a soon to be marriage too
My life has been a ride.
Forty-nine years of bliss
There is not one thing I would change
Not a moment I would miss.