Wednesday, October 9, 2013

forty,fit'ish', frazzled....fabulous

it happened.
I turned 40!
and I feel...
exactly the same.

as I reflect
I know
that I have come to accept
where I am differently!
I still get tired.
I still get overwhelmed.
but what for some,
would be too much-
for me is every day.

I heard a mom at a ball game
"I am doing the single parent
thing for the week.God HELP ME"
and I remembered
that there was a time,
it would have felt TOO much.
There still are moments
that it IS.
But, no longer do I worry,
or fret,
or wonder if I can truly do this..
face this..
live this..
survive this!

I am thankful
that in reflection
I can see how far I have come.
I can own
how far I have to go.
I can accept that single parenting
and doing life alone,
is hard;
no matter how much love and support
you have!
I can believe that this is just
the start..
and something great is waiting.
and I can focus
on the raw and transparent beauty of my life.

I like who I am..
I am comfortable in my own skin..
I have balance and fun.
I work so very hard..
and I play so very purposefully.
I parent with all I have,
and I love without restraint.

I am forty!
I am fit 'ish'!
I am frazzled!
and it feels Fabulous!


  1. Hi Debbie - just pooped by to say hello and loved your poem.
    I am alone now since I lost my dear wife 6 months ago - yet I see some advantages of being single again.

    Happy birthday! Life does begin at 40 - but things slow down a little LOL

    Hugs ~ Eddie (your Sunday Roaster)

  2. Congrats! I'm also 40, a single mom, fit-ish, frazzled and feel fabulous!