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Forty is as Forty Does (Anonymous)

I was in a restaurant this weekend and opened the door to the restroom as another woman was coming out…she was mid-t-shirt-tug…and I saw her Mama tummy as she exited by me. A year ago, I would have thought “ew” or “poor her”, “gross”, “thank god I don’t have stretch marks like that”. But this weekend? After a year of reading this site? I admired her, applauded her, honored her…as I now admire instead of judge myself for my own “faults”. Thank you SO MUCH for this site. At forty, I truly feel I am at my best…emotionally, spiritually AND physically. I know what is important; I have a beautiful 4 year old daughter, an amazing husband, my family, my friends, my health. All of you are wonderful and thank you SO MUCH for the stories and photos you share. And I REALLY admire your photography abilities! It’s so hard to get a shot of yourself!!!




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  • marjorie Tuesday, December 4, 2007, 6:17 pm

    You look just fantastic, and your daughter is beautiful–she’s just a little you! I think four year olds are great. They are quite grown up and independent in many ways, but not too big to climb onto your lap for a cuddle.

  • Sarah Tuesday, December 4, 2007, 10:26 pm

    You look gorgeous and so does your daughter! Thank you for applauding us mothers… we should give each other a pat on the shoulder once in a while. ;)

  • Krissy Wednesday, December 5, 2007, 4:28 am

    If you didnt’ say you were 40, by looking at your body i would have said you were in your 20’s….congrats on looking and feeling so great!

  • shi Wednesday, December 5, 2007, 12:41 pm

    WOW, Oh my GOODNESS, you look FANTASTIC!!!!!! You are hotter than most 20 year olds, you husband is a lucky man!

    I also would have guessed you to be about 20 (and without kids) by looking at the shot of you body!

  • tiamama Friday, December 7, 2007, 9:14 am

    Thank you for your amazing comments! The post happened to come out the day after my 40th bday and you girls MADE MY DAY!!! xoxoxo

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