Today is my birthday and I feel very blessed. The weather was wonderful, which is one of the very best gifts I can receive. It just gives the day a little sparkle!
I am very grateful to be 49 years old, especially since it is not time for me to be 50 years old. I get a whole other year until then! I am normally pretty ditsy about knowing how old I am or, for that matter, knowing just about anyone's age, even that of my kids. Most of the time it just doesn't seem important. It is just lovely to be alive!
Twice in my life I have lived like I was a year older, only to figure out on my birthday that I had been wrong all year! This happened when I was 39 years old, so all year I thought I was 40! I was sad when I found out, because I could have been celebrating the 39th year of my birth! I had celebrated 40 twice!
So this time I am going to celebrate every day that I am 49 years old and not 50!!
Today, I want to thank God publically for giving me such special people in my life. I feel so very blessed. This past year has been another year of change, but in 2010 nothing was taken away, but special new things were added to my life:
and my first grandchild
we had another son, and daughter-in-law graduate from college
Jed and Lauren
All this and cancer-free, too!