I knew when I was coming on this vacation that I was going to miss a couple of birthdays and that is always hard. Today was Jeff's birthday and although he said it really isn't a big deal...I think it is. If he hadn't been born then I wouldn't have been able to marry my best friend and so...I am so glad that he is was born! :) I won't tell you how old he is today but I will tell you the quote that would be a good reminder of how old he is...
"I'M OVER THE HILL BUT THE CLIMB WAS TERRIFIC!" I am glad that the kids were there to do dinner and a bit of a celebration so that he felt loved and remembered.
I have my big 50th coming up this summer. I always thought that I would want a great big party and all my friends to fly or drive in and be there with me and my family. But since my cancer I have to admit that I feel way more practical and don't really want to make it such a big deal. I wouldn't even just mind if I went somewhere with Jeff and the kids. I am just going to be grateful that I made it 50 years. There have been a few times this year that I was seriously wondering if I was going to make it! :) I am thinking now that I probably have a good chance!
I am always grateful for each new year in my life, for all the things I have learned and what lessons that has engraved in my soul. Now I know why I love hanging around older people. They have so much wisdom, they have lived so much of life and now that time has slowed down for them, they have the time and excitement to share all that wisdom with someone.
Well, it is late and I just wanted to leave you with a few birthday quotes, I have missed wishing so many of you a Happy Birthday this past year or so. I know you understand but you have to understand that I am the one who single handily keeps the Post Office in business usually. So Happy Birthday if I missed telling you that this year. I appreciate the opportunity to know you and have you as part of my life! Night
"IT IS NOT THE YEARS IN YOUR LIFE BUT THE LIFE IN YOUR YEARS THAT COUNT"
"THE SECRET OF HAPPINESS IS TO COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS-NOT YOUR BIRTHDAYS." ~Shannon Rose
"BIRTHDAYS ARE GOOD FOR YOU. STATISTICS SHOW THAT THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE THE MOST LIVE THE LONGEST!" ~Larry Lorenzoni