April 4, 1969 ...
Time Magazine Cover
Dr. Denton Cooley implants first temporary artificial heart. (Is there a hamster in that thing making it run?)
Hottest news of the day?!?!?
Laurie Michelle Givens was brought into the world in Mobile, AL! (Loud rumble of applause!)
Yes, today I turn 40. The big 4-0! And you know what...I'm fine with it. As a matter of fact, I think it's great! Lately, I've heard so many people say things like "Oh, to be 18 again" or "I can't believe I'm this old. Where did all of the years go?" Well, I'm looking at "all those years" and see the many different experiences that have made me ME!
Moving between 5 different states, going to college, making some wonderful friends and dating the man that I will eventually marry, getting married, traveling to so many exotic places, becoming a mother of two and living a settled life full of family and friends. That sums up my forty years! Yes, I've had bumps; yes, some experiences have given me bruises and yes, tears have been shed. But smiles, laughter and love have prevailed!
Turning 40 is just another day to me (except for all of the balloons, gifts, cakes, etc that people may want to lavish upon me!!!). But, I will soak it all in and feel fabulous.
My sister-in-law gave me this for my big day (It is just screaming for it's first fill of Folgers):
It's gonna go great with this t-shirt I already have!
“To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly.” ~ Henri Bergson
Forty and Fabulous~