37 years

37 years of treading.

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37 years of seeing.

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37 years of participating.

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32 years of being hard as a rock.

5 years of stretching, shrinking, and incubating.

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34 years of being barely there.

3 years of doing what they were made to do.

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37 years of tears.

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37 years of laughs.

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I am older

and wiser than I ever thought I’d be.

Yet still surprised when sometimes…

I don’t know jack shit.

Happy Birthday to me.

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30 responses to “37 years”

  1. Cj Lowder says:

    Happy Birthday Jenni! Here’s to another 37!

  2. Crystal Stump says:

    Happy Birthday pretty lady! :)

  3. Lee says:

    Love this. Especially the tummy–gotta respect that double-baby belly.

    If I look half as awesome as you @37, I’m posing for Playboy.

  4. I think thats the best part. Knowing you aint know’d nothing.

    Happy Birthday!

  5. Ha…this is great. I seriously thought I would have my shit together by the time I was 37…maybe it will be 38!

  6. Na uh. You are not! You don’t look a day over 22. Will you marry me?

  7. Jessica says:

    Happy Birthday, oh how I miss my nursing boobs. Thanks for the reminder :).

  8. Alicia says:

    Girl you are not alone! Happy Birthday! 😉

  9. Happy Birthday Jenni!

    And nice rack 😉

  10. January says:

    Does anyone EVER figure out who Jack Shit is? I don’t care to know him anyway. 😉

    Happy birthday Jenni!

  11. Yup, looks about right.
    Love the balls you’ve got to show it all.

    Happiest of days to you!

  12. ChiIL Mama says:

    This is one of the most beautiful collections of wise words and moving B/W pixs ever. I first met Jenni in the mid 90’s–before blogs or any of our respective kids even existed. So happy to still know her! Once she gave me a birthday present that stayed on my apartment wall for the 7 years I lived there. She and her roommate painted their feet and left me colorful footprints on white paper with the words–We dance for your birthday. That was one of the coolest, most fun prezzies EVER.

  13. John says:

    Happy Birthday — I hope you got to do something tremendously special.

  14. MommaKiss says:

    Best Birthday Post EVER. Ever in the history of EVER.

  15. Mama Bear says:

    Knowing that you don’t know is knowing more than most people know, you know.

    Glad to have shared some of those years knowing you.

  16. My boobs didn’t even grow when I nursed. Dammit. Happy Birthday!

  17. Hoping you had a fabulous birthday, my fabulous friend! I look at your lovely nursing rack and contemplate these deflated bags on my chest and sigh. Enjoy ’em while you’ve got ’em I say!

  18. Venus says:

    Happy belated birthday!!! I’ve been so behind on my Reader that I only just saw this. I love how you documented your 37 years so far… I’m looking forward to what this new year will bring to you and your family.

    And I LOVE my nursing rack, too… even though it’s not as beautiful as yours (see my post about it here http://wp.me/p1Ug62-4X apologies if you’ve already read it).

  19. You kick ass! In spite of everything you’re going through right now. I think you are a PHENOMENAL woman. Love the photos you shared. Priceless. Sorry I am late to your birthday party!

    xoxoxo

  20. The older I get, the less I feel I know. WAY different feeling than in my 20s when I knew everything. Happy B irthday.

  21. Cory says:

    37 years of living. I’m about half to yours. Anyway, they say the older you get the more wiser you become. It is time tested.

  22. Lori says:

    Belated happy birthday you.

    But seriously..rockin’ the cleavage there. This is practically an adult site now.

    You know they have those new domains, right?

  23. Linda says:

    Happy birthday. Congratulations for being wiser, stronger and smarter. I love the photos, especially the fifth one.

  24. So much love to you today and always xxx

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