It's no secret, I love my birthday!! Why do I love my birthday? Because I have great family and friends that remind me that I am loved, especially on my birthday!
I had a ton of phone calls, texts, emails, BIRTHDAY CARDS and Facebook messages.
Some birthday love:
You can't beat that kind of birthday love! Unless it's with more family time! The weekend after my birthday, I got together with family for lunch at one of my favorite places. Good food and family. That's a recipe for a great day, birthday or not!
Don't ask me to spell or pronounce what I had for lunch, but it was freakin' awesome!
I love my family. The family that is mine by birth and blood and my family that is mine because they choose me. I am one lucky woman.
Thank you to all for the messages, the positive vibes and all that good stuff. It was a great birthday.
So, another year older. I'm usually ok with that because I think it's better than the alternative! But this year is different for me. This is the year I turned 53.
Not a horrible number. It's not turning a page on another decade. It's just another year, the year between 52 and 54? I'm now 53.
My sister Barbara died when she was 53.
My sister Barbara was a mentor, a role model, a friend. Her passing was a shock and I still miss her every day.
As for the age of 53, I think now it's a superstitious thing. When my sister Cathie turned 53, I was worried about her all year until she turned 54! I didn't really think about it after that until I was knocking on the door of 53 myself!
I just had some dental surgery (next blog!) and don't think it's not on my mind about scheduling any kind of surgery when I'm 53! I'm not normally a superstitious person but I think I kinda am on this point!
So, I'm 53. I can't believe I'm going to say this, but c'mon 54! I'm looking forward to meeting you!