Thursday, March 21, 2013

Happy 40th, Janne!

Today, my little sister turns 40 years old.

It seems impossible. I mean, she looked like this just the other day


My mother has a theory. For as long as I can remember, she's told us that women come into their own at 40.That this is the age where you stop being so worried about what other people think and rely on your own judgement. You get strong, you get opinionated - okay, in the case of the women in my family, more opinionated - and you figure out who you are and what you want in life. And then you go get it.

My mother is always right. Every woman I know has made a shift around the age of 40 and my darling sister is no different. Janne has always been the bestest to me. Although there's 10 years between us, we've always managed to bridge the gap and remain not just sisters, but friends, as well. Every day, I count myself lucky that she's my sister. And every day, she is more beautiful, more self-assured, smarter, stronger, and a woman to be reckoned with.

Happy 40th, Janne. Welcome to the magic age!


   


  

16 comments:

Gaina said...

Happy Birthday Janne xx

David G said...

Happy Birthday!!! Congratulations. Hope you have a great celebration.

David (aka "The Boy")

Marianne said...

Happy Birthday, Janne!

Allison said...

Happy 40th, Janne!

racanuck said...

Happy 40th Birthday Janne!

Diane said...

Happy Birthday, Janne...welcome to your "40s"!

Sallie Ferguson said...

Happy birthday Janne. I can only assume that you are as fabulous and inspirational as your Sister

Vanessa Collins said...

Happy Birthday! Wishing you a wonderful day and many birthday blessings! I know you must be an awesome woman since Lene turned out so well. Your mom rocks!

mom said...

Happy Birthday Janne. I am so fortunate to have two daughters who are beautiful, smart and also opinionated. Life never gets boring when these two awesome women are around. I love you.

Janet said...

Happy Birthday!

kitten said...

Happy birthday! All the coolest kids turn 40 this year.

Janne/Tinkmama said...

Thanks everyone, it was great!!

RAJ said...

Happy Birthday Janne! If you are a sister of Lene' s, you must be fabulous too! May the two of you have many wonderful adventures together. You go girls!

Stitched Together said...

Congratulations Janne on opening the door on the next chapter on your life. In around a month's time I will be following your through it!

RAJ said...

I absolutely love the picture of you and your sister when you were little. So, so cute!!!

AlisonH said...

Happy Birthday, Janne!