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39 things to be thankful for as I end my 39th year

It's "Birthday Eve!" Tomorrow I'll turn 40. It seems strange to think about that, because I certainly don't feel anywhere near that old. I still barely feel like an adult sometimes. I guess that's a good thing, to feel younger rather than to feel older! It's a big milestone, and milestones always make me introspective and contemplative. I've done a lot in my 30's...it's been a busy, busy decade of babies who turned into grade-schoolers and grade-schoolers who turned into teenagers. My first business flourished and we started a second one that continues to grow. Lots has changed around our acreage, including a huge addition project that turned our little house into our dream home. We've lost