I had the most joyful birthday I’ve had in a long time. I went for a long walk on a deserted beach with one of my oldest and truest friends, J. She is truly a soulmate, and we are both happiest near the ocean; I will never forget our walk. We then went to the camp where we met, so many summers ago, to surprise our daughters, who are born 12 weeks apart, on their last night at camp. We watched them both win awards in their unit and then we walked down to the empty bay to watch a spectacular sunset. It is impossible to convey how full my heart was. I’m not afraid of 39 – or anything that may lie ahead – with her by my side.
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