Thursday, March 23, 2006
March 24th, 1953
Yep! Today I am 53 years old. Yes, I have heard from my daughters that I am getting OLD but as I pointed out ... So are they! These 53 years have been good and bad but you know I have grown a lot from the bad things that have happened. If my life had been all fun and happy times I don't think I would be the person I am today and I kinda like who I am! Every year I get older I seem to like myself a little better.I can't thank my mother and dad in person for giving me life and starting me on this wonderful journey but I know they are smiling down on me and remembering all the parties and presents they gave me growing up! Mother always made sure I had the biggest, prettiest cake from the bakery for my school party. Her friend owned a bakery and she worked there sometimes so I always had a extra special and yummy cake. Dad never ask me what I wanted but every birthday he gave me a present that was something I had been wanting forever. Now mind you he never wrapped it and it was still in a store bag or box but I didn't care cause he had took the time to listen so he could give me a special gift. Mother always gave me clothes which I loved cause I always had to wear hand me downs except for the clothes I got as gifts for birthdays or Christmas. My brothers gave me barbie or baby dolls cause they hated that I was a tomboy and loved to play ball and skateboard. They kept telling me to act like a girl but if they needed a extra person for a ballgame they always came and got me! My sister always gave me a gift that was something she had been wanting so that she could borrow it and forget to give it back to me... That's okay I did the same thing to her. I was blessed to have a family that celebrated birthdays in a big fun way. We were made to feel very important on our big day. If my birthday was on a weekday then after school I would walk to my dad's work and he would take me to the drugstore for a banana split. If it was on a weekend then he and I would drive to the drugstore for a banana split and alone time. I always got my favorite meal which way back then was chili dogs, French fries and 7up. Always got funny cards from everyone except mother. She gave me a mushy one. When I grew up, married and had my daughters I tried to make sure their birthdays were special and give them some of the special feelings I had on my special day. I think I did a good job cause they sure make me feel special now! God has blessed me with a loving husband, family, friends and home. I am so blessed to have my grandchildren to love and spoil then send back home! And I am truly blessed to have each of you in my life! Thank you for stopping by to share my day with me..... Hugs to all!