Don’t get me wrong! I still love all three of those. But they are no longer the focus of this day for me.
Today is my birthday, or as my friend Tracee calls it, my born day.
Really fun stuff has happened for me on this day. When I was a senior in high school (about 15,695 days ago) the Senior Banquet was held on this date. I don’t really remember where the Senior Banquet was held. All I know is that I thought it was pretty cool that it was held on my birthday. Afterwards a bunch of us went to Farrell’s ice cream parlor where there were items such as the Pig’s Trough (you can only imagine) on the menu.
Other birthdays have been celebrated with surprise gatherings, a visit from a hooligan coming a very long way and other happiness producing moments!
There have been sorrow filled days as well. Saying good bye to a cherished friend, preparing my heart as best I could to say goodbye to my daddy. Hard days for sure.
This year I am remembering the moments. Realizing that life, as I know it here on earth, is brief grants me perspective that I haven’t always had.
I am learning that the happy times and the sad times and the boring times and the (fill in the blank) times are all part of my life. One of the takeaways from all of this is that I’m now seeing that everyone experiences them.
It’s been a wonderful birth week and there are still some plans in the works.
A highlight, though, was receiving a card from my faithful first friend, which had this picture of me taped to the inside. Of note, it is the closest to Paris I have ever been.
I’m quite sure she inherited the photo collection belonging to her folks and sure as shootin’, there are more of these embarrassing photo/fashion gaffes floating around the universe. Of course, my sister and I have inherited our parents photo collection and first friend’s birthday is in September…
Thank you for the kind words and wishes!
By the way, who remembers Farrell’s?