Fifty Reasons to Love the New Season

Joining up with the Two Writing Teachers for the weekly Slice of Life writing challenge. 

It is not easy to pull something over on me. But this weekend my kids pulled it off. They threw a surprise birthday party to end all surprise parties. They had food. They had wine. They had cake. They had my brother and sister in law from Tennessee and my cousin from Arizona along with my closest of family and friends all crammed into my kitchen on Saturday.
It was momentous. I was shocked, surprised and shaken by the outpouring of laughs, love and just flat out fun.
I cannot put into words the amount of love I feel for my kids, my family and the wonderful people I call friends. I am beyond blessed.

A new season has dawned this week. Long gone are the summery shadows on my patio and in its place are drifting leaves and lonesome dragonflies. Like the season this week finds the finality of my forties. Thursday is my fiftieth birthday.
I’m not sure how I feel about that number. If I feel anything about it at all. Many say my life is about over, that my seasons will be coming to an end. Others say my life is just beginning, that the best is yet to come. I say we’ll see.
If this decade is anything like the last I am in for amazing things. In my last decade I watched my children go from the sweetest kids to amazing young adults. I celebrated more than twenty nine years of marriage, graduated two children from high school, one from college (so far), and acquired a new daughter in law.
I have achieved and grieved, loved and lost, learned and languished, and felt jubilation and sorrow. It has been a decade like no other, a season to remember.
But I can’t see what this new one brings!   


  1. Happy Birthday! Having crossed over this milestone several years ago, I can safely say that this is an amazing decade. How wonderful that your family celebrated in this joyous way,too.

  2. Happy birthday! You're just a baby! lol - I turned 50 12 years ago. For me 50 wasn't as bad - it was 60 that did me in. But now that I have retired and can do as I please most days are good ones. It sounds like you had a pretty special start to your new decade! May it be filled with love, laughter and special memories!

  3. How did I miss this, Tammy. Happy Birthday tomorrow! So happy that you had such a marvelous surprise. What wonderful kids you have. I think 50 will be good, just like the past ones. Cheers!

  4. ان مشاكل تسربات المياه أصبحت من الامور الشائعه التى تواجه الكثيروالعديد من الناس فى جميع انحاء المملكة العربية السعودية وحيث ان مشاكل كشف تسربات المياه
    تحتاج الى نخبة من الخبراء المتخصصون فى شركة كشف تسربات المياة بالدمام
    والعزل الحرارى والعزل المائى فمن الأن لاداعى للقلق بشأن تسربات المياه
    فلا تقلق عميلنا العزيز فنحن هنا لخدمتك ولتقديم لك الراحة والأمان فلا تشغل بالك بشأن تسربات المياه فشركتنا شركة كشف تسربات المياه بالدمام
    تقدم لكم افضل خدمات كشف تسربات المياه
    على ايدى مجموعة نخبة من الخبراء المتخصصون فى كشف تسربات المياه بالدمام
    والعزل الحرارى والعزل المائى بأحدث الطرق والاساليب الحديثة ولدينا مجالات كثيرة لكى تستفيد منها عميلنا العذيذ وهى كالاتى ,,,,,,,
    نقل اثاث | افضل شركة نقل عفش بالرياض
    شركة مكافحة حشرات بالرياض
    كشف تسربات المياه
    شركة تنظيف

    شركة تخزين اثاث بالرياض
    شركة نقل اثاث الى دبى
    نقل اثاث | شركة نقل عفش بالرياض
    شركة مكافحة حشرات بالدمام | رش مبيدات
    كشف تسربات المياه | شركة كشف تسربات المياه بالدمام

    شركة تنظيف | شركة نظافة بالدمام
    شركة تسليك مجارى

  5. من الان لدينا حل فورى للقضاء على الحشرات التى تواجة الجميع وتسبب مشاكل فى المنازل وخاصتا فى

    موسم الصيف فنحن شركة مكافحة حشرات بالدمام
    لدينا افضل فريق عمل مدرب على اعلى مستوى من الخدمة وايضا افضل المبيدات الالمانية والمستوردة

    للقضاء على الحشرات نهائيا ,,,,,
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