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It’s all Good!!

Thanks everyone for your loving Birthday wishes I have my friend Charlotte Lyons to thank because I loved getting them!!!!….I’ve been hiding. You see it was my birthday, a very big birthday and I wasn’t where my mind thought I should be !!! That’s a drag and a heavy burden to carry. I just turned 50 and and became a card carrying member of AARP!! Who Knew? I saw a wonderful picture today and on it said what age would you be if you didn’t know how old we were?? Loving that sooo much. I am 27 have been and always will be and yes chronologically I am 50 but I don’t live there. I live inside my heart like my mom always did. You see She’s 75 and I am going to surprise her with a trip to Paris this summer because we don’t stop living!! We’ve learned numbers don’t define who we really and truly are. They are always playing with our minds those numbers, be it age , size, weight, and we give them so much power. But I’ve decided to out myself and you know what I’ve never felt more at peace. It’s so freeing !!! I love my life! I love my family and friends! But it’s more than that…I have faith that I’m right where I’m supposed to be! Not less than or more than just right size. Thanks for celebrating with me and enjoy 2008 wherever you are at in life be grateful for everyday because more will be revealed and you will discover as I have to savor the truth and not to buy into the numbers game. You define you…noone else.
Thanks Nuala and Karen for the absolute perfect day in Old Saybrook with all the amazing memories we shared yesterday…my fabulous fiftieth birthday. Thegirls111608
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54 Responses to “It’s all Good!!”

  1. Bobbie Lynn Duran says:

    Happy Birthday Jennifer! You are so right about just being happy with who we are and to be thankful for what we have and when times get tough we have the one above to guide us thought those times. Cheers to you and many more Birthdays.

  2. oh my goodness, Happy Birthday Jennifer!!!! Don’t hide anymore just celebrate it!! I for one love any excuse to have a party. I celebrated my 40th last April and we celebrated my husband’s 50th in July!! He like you does not look the part at all. Some people just age well and I think it is all in the attitude.
    Oh Paris, how I wish I could go there, the last time I was there I got engaged on the Effiel Tower!! I need to go back. I know you and your mom will have soo much fun and lots of goodies to eat.
    Wow and Old Saybrook, I often think fondly of that place since it is where my best friend Paul ( who is no longer here sadly) had a family reunion and we just had a blast. So on my way to NYC I always have to drive by it and think of that time. I am glad you had fun there as well.
    Well Happy Bday my talented blogger friend, I am sure life has many more exciting things for you to do!
    xo Ellen

  3. LuAnn Smith says:

    Dear God, throw that AARP card away! Happy belated birthday and thanks for the wise words. I’m right behind you, I’ll be 48 in February and I have an 8 year old and a 4 year old. I live in a strange world where I sometimes feel out of place. Most people my age have teenagers or college kids and women, with children the same age as mine, just about fall over when I tell them my age. But the truth is I have never “fit in” and that is just as it should be for me….. Have a great belated birthday Jennifer!

  4. *Heidi* says:

    Happy Birthday, Jennifer! Oh my, I’m right behind you by just a couple months! Five O? Who’d of thought! LOL I love your outlook on age…I’m right there with you on that number too! {big hugs to the birthday gal!}
    *Heidi*

  5. lyn says:

    Happy Birthday Jennifer, my mental age is 28, my chronoligical age is 47, so I’m right with you on this one.
    : )

  6. jen duncan says:

    Oh yeah baby, it IS all good. In fact: 1958 ROCKS! Among others who turn 50 this year, there are Ellen, Michelle Pfeiffer, Madeleine Stowe, Sharon Stone, Miranda Richardson, Megan Mullally, Joan Jett, Marg Helgenberger, Jamie Lee Curtis, Annette Bening, you, and me! :-) Today’s fifty ain’t what our mama’s fifty was, that’s for darned sure!
    Happy belated birthday to you. Enjoy all that the second half brings.

  7. Such inspiring words! I bet you and your mom live well over 100 with such a wonderful outlook on life! Happy Birthday Jennifer!!

  8. Laurie says:

    Oh Happy,happy day, jennifer……i must have known I was celebrating with you, as I Just ordered a bit of the ENTIRE Basics line! Can’t wait for it to come from the awesome Jigglestitch ladies. :) Happy Birthday, dear girl. You’re just a girl at heart, right!!!!

  9. Tatania says:

    Happy Birthday! Great post about numbers and age. Your Mum is fabulous, I bet she will enjoy Paris so much. Hope this year brings you more wonderful and amazing experiences.

  10. MaryBeth says:

    Oh Happy Day!! I hope you had a fantastic 21st birthday!! ;)
    MB

  11. Tanya Whelan says:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I would never have guessed it!!!! You make 50 look like something to look forward to instead of something to worry about. Thank you for that Jennifer, my forever young friend! You’re absolutely beautiful inside and out.
    love,
    t

  12. Happy Birthday, Jennifer! This is such a nice post. You said it so perfectly. We let those numbers get in the way far too often. I agree with you! I’ve always believed that age is only a number. I hope you had a great day on your special day!

  13. Oh yay! Happy Birthday!

  14. M&Co says:

    Happy Birthday !! I actually thought you were 27 ;-) No seriously you do not look like 50, and your life and creativity is that of a 27 year old! So much energy going on!I hope that I will have that spark around me when I turn 50. You know, my mother always claims shes not getting older, only wiser :-) Its true though, everyday we learn new things which makes us wiser, more experienced and better at everything we do and who we are. So congrats to you on beeing better than ever! Love, Monica.

  15. bu&bau says:

    ohhh. I didn’t know it was your birthday… but:
    HAPPT HAPPY (belated) BIRTHDAY!
    what a wonderful way to face life!
    Big hug
    Ana

  16. Natalea says:

    Happy Birthday to you too Jennifer, you fabulous girl! I love your post- I’m so not into the “numbers-game” either- I love that about you! My “word” for this year is Acceptance which plays into that idea…
    Was your b-day actaully ON the 16th? I hope it was because I definitely would never forget it again!! Hope it was wonderful! And I’m so happy to hear about the Paris plans! Ahh! so wonderful!
    Happiest of years to you yet sweet Jennifer!!! xox natalea

  17. Marjorie says:

    I too, will be turning 50 in July and I THINK that I am coming to grips with it. Your post was very thought provoking and I thank you so much.

  18. teresa says:

    Again, Happy Belated BDay Sweet Jenn!! That number is only on paper and I agree, you are more of a 27…full of life and vigor. Contagious smile, too. Looks like your day was a good one!

  19. Happy, Happy Birthday my fellow 1958 Girl:)
    Love your post, and remember, Christie Brinkley will always be older then us:)
    Hugs,
    Carol

  20. and here I was thinking you were maybe 29…LOL! Way to go! Sounds like you had a BLAST!
    With friendship,
    Lisa

  21. meghan says:

    OMG! I love the new background for the blog. fancy blurb books.
    ya really going to paris???
    ooo
    lemme! lemme!
    I am comin too, and bringing my girl!

  22. Lori Gardner says:

    Jennifer…happy birthday! from a big fan…
    blessings,
    Lori Gardner

  23. Firefly Hill says:

    Happy Happy Birthday Jennifer! You look fabulous!

  24. Karla says:

    Happy birthday Jennifer! This is a great post.
    Karla

  25. Alice says:

    Life begins at 50! Happy Beautiful Birthday!

  26. Janna says:

    No way you’re fifty…very young at heart with an ageless spirit. Happy Birthday–I enjoy everything you share! jw

  27. paige says:

    wow jen, happy happy birthday!!
    you blonds always look so young!
    have a wonderful weekend
    xoxo

  28. pamelajane says:

    Sending a big happy Birthday wish to you!! So much wisdom for such a young thing! As someone else said, “Age is a question of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it don’t matter.”

  29. Laura says:

    Here here… great advise! I tend to worry about the numbers but you’re so inspiring I will definitely give your way a try and work at renewing my thinking!
    Happy Birthday & God bless!
    Laura

  30. Happy Birthday! We are all lucky to know you!

  31. tasha roe says:

    happy belated birthday!!! Have a wonderful weekend celebrating! You know… 50 is the new 30! :)

  32. jc says:

    Belated Happy Birthday!

  33. Happy…Happy…Birthday!!!

  34. Bari says:

    Hi sweet birthday girl! Hope you had a fabulous day! 50? That’s not AARP age. That’s GODDESS age!
    XO to you!
    Bari

  35. Remember that age is just a number…..it is how you live your life that really matters and it sounds like you live your life well…have a fab trip with your Mom…I took my Mom to Paris and London for her 80th birthday….it was a wonderful trip with my Dad and my husband, very special…something we will always remember…she is now 85 and still talks about it…those memories will last a lifetime..enjoy… the best gift we can ever give to our love ones is TIME…..
    Happy Birthday!
    best,
    carol

  36. donnalayton says:

    Wise words spoken here. My sincere congratulations on your recent membership into AARP!!!! My husband keeps getting mail from them….he will be 50 in about 3 weeks. I have so much fun making fun of his AARP mail!
    Happy Birthday Sweetheart!!!

  37. Cerri says:

    Happy Happy Birthday!!
    I hope all of your birthday wishes come true!
    ~Cerri xoxo

  38. deb says:

    Happiest of birthdays my friend! I would never have thought you were 50.. you make it look so good! xo

  39. pam says:

    You look soooo happy! Bravo for having such a positive outlook on your accomplishment–being here and THRIVING! =) p.s. I’ve added your wonderful blog to my ‘cache.’

  40. Ana says:

    Happy Birthday!!!
    You look great:)*******

  41. Darlene says:

    Happy Birthday Jennifer. Well said, thanks for reminding us what life is all about! Family, friends and being ourselves, and it’s really not about the numbers!

  42. Amy says:

    I just loved your post. It sounds like you had a fabulous birthday. I have 2 more years until 50, but I think these are the best years of my life. The best is yet to come! Amy

  43. Amy says:

    I just loved your post. It sounds like you had a fabulous birthday. I have 2 more years until 50, but I think these are the best years of my life. The best is yet to come! Amy

  44. Louise says:

    You just described exactly how I feel at the age of 43! Hope you had a fantastic Birthday and a really wonderful year! Paris – gorgeous!!

  45. Sue says:

    Welcome to the 50′s club. No offence to AARP but my husband knows not to even give the letters to me when they come in the mail.
    Hugs and Happy Birthday ~
    Sue

  46. Sue says:

    Welcome to the 50′s club. No offence to AARP but my husband knows not to even give the letters to me when they come in the mail.
    Hugs and Happy Birthday ~
    Sue

  47. Polly says:

    I was just doing a google search for some of your fabric and up popped your blog and since I haven’t been by for a few days I haven’t wished you Happy Birthday. So here’s a proper “Happy Birthday”. You have a great mindset about age! I need to be more like that, especially about weight. =) Have a wonderful day. I’m off to finish my search. Blessings… Polly

  48. karla nathan says:

    Happy Birthday! I turn 50 this year too, and didn’t realize I was getting an AARP card already…. Oh well, I do enjoy a discount, that is the bright side.
    I’d say my inner age is around 30, that was a good age to be and I never feel much older than that. I remember when I was in my 20s and even felt thirty then!
    Enjoy your half century mark, I am celebrating mine all year long!

  49. Patrice says:

    Happy Happy Birthday Jennifer!! What a wonderful outlook you have, always so positive . . . I hope I can do the same at my big 5-0 this year (ugghh! Can it really be!!) xoxoxoxoxo

  50. Happy Birthday Jennifer!
    You are BEAUTIFUL – inside and out and everything that you create is too!
    xo,
    Kim

  51. Cris says:

    Happy Belated Birthday Jennifer! Your best years are right ahead of you darlin’ — CELEBRATE — it’s all good! xoxo

  52. Carrie says:

    Happy Belated birthday! I am new to your site and blog and its just amazing! I am thinking about how lucky we all are that the most creative women out there all over the place are able to showcase and share and send us their amazing work via this lil box on our desks! Thank you for that! You Rock and you look amazing too!

  53. Anne says:

    Happy belated birthday, Jennifer. I am 50 also and I have to say I am enjoying life more than ever!! I remember when 50 use to be OLD! It boggles my mind sometimes when I think of the “number” but I wouldn’t change places with any age I’ve been!!
    Junkyard Jennifer’s Mom

  54. poetryman69 says:

    How lovely is everything herein displayed!
    Lost in the clouds with Jupiter transcendent
    Lost in the clouds with Mars ascendant.
    Love Luck and the music of the Spheres.
    Azure in the arms of Cerulean
    Cast adrift in the Indigo isles
    May Angel love and Moon glow light your path.

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