Tuesday, August 2, 2011

happy birthday to me

Ok, now the fun begins.  Today I start the last year of my fifth decade.  Or you could say I begin the first year of my sixth decade.  (No I am not going to spell out how many years that is.)

Am I morose?  Bowed down with grief at the thought of my lost youth, never to be regained (or even briefly visited)?  Anticipating the end of a life of ups and downs, ins and outs, trials and tribulations, failures and successes?

No.  Because I am my dad's daughter.  And my mum's daughter as well.  From dad I got my airhead, resilient attitude.  From mum I got my temper and resolve.

Sounds like a strange mix.  But it has taken me through a life filled with adventures and happiness.  There were times I truly wished I could have been living on another planet.  And there were times I wouldn't be anywhere else.

And for every moment of this life, I am grateful.  Thanks mum and dad for my existence.  And for raising me to be a strong woman.  And for teaching me to look at life with humor and appreciation.

Thanks to my family for being my heart and soul.  For what keeps me going.  For always being there no matter how I behave, or think, or act, or speak.

Thanks to my children and grandchildren.  When I look at them, I know I did one thing right in this life.

And thanks to all my friends, new and old, for adding immeasurable richness to my life.

It's my life.  And I wouldn't have it any other way.  My life, my adventure.

















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14 comments:

  1. You are only as old as you feel and I know from your vivacious life and attitude that you are really only about 29! LOL Happy Birthday! Here's to many more years of happiness and vitality!

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  2. Have a fabulously Happy Birthday!

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  3. You know you may actually be related to Mrs. Miller, lol, kinda looks like Grandma's side of the family, hehehe love you sissy, have a perfect birthday!

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  4. Be sure to take good notes about the new decade - that way I'll know what to expect when I get there! :) Oh, that's right - I passed that mark a while ago. Never mind - but keep that great attitude. You'll live longer, happier, and healthier. Happy birthday.

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  5. What a great attitude. I'm right there with you, and am loving, absolutely loving my age. Enjoy and happy writing.

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  6. @dgili84 how'd you guess Denise? :D thanks for the birthday wishes!

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  7. @KalpanaS thanks Kalpana, it was marvelous!

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  8. @Vix I know I sing like her! :D. Thanks sissy! xoxo

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  9. @Thom Brown No! Say it ain't so Thom! I never would have guessed you passed that milestone first! Thanks for the positive thoughts. :D

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  10. @Margaret Duarte enjoying where I am in life is the only way to be...I still have to much to see and do to worry about age!

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  11. Happy, happy belated birthday, Cath! Sorry I'm catching this a little late! I trust you enjoyed a beautiful birthday and I love the energy you carry into the future! =)

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  12. @Samantha Bangayan thanks Samantha my birthday was great. I'm always playing catch up, so I understand! :D

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  13. We must be twins born in different years. I too got my positivity from my Dad and his penchant for the madcap, I get my stubbornness from my Mum. Many more happy years Cath. It's not the number that count its the living of them.

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  14. @hocam Funny you say that Mary, I believe I have some Irish in me on my Dad's side...Thanks for the birthday wishes. :D
    ~cath xo

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