Tomorrow is my birthday!!
I’m pretty excited about this birthday. I will be 50 years old tomorrow. It feels pretty odd, this turning 50 when I feel verly little different than I did when I was turning 30, or 40. As I am continuing to lose weight, I even feel very little difference physically than I did ten years ago!
I was hoping to mark this birthday in an unusual way for me, but, alas, it may not work out. You see, I have a nephew who is turning 50 today – he is one day older than I. Mark and I have always felt a kind of kinship because of this. We joke about being twins from different mothers – he is my oldest sister’s oldest son. Mark is a really neat person, very special in my book! He is quite layed-back in personality, very sensitive and loving. He and I didn’t have the opportunity to grow up together since he is a Marine “brat” and they were stationed all over the country including Hawaii during his young life. That didn’t stop us from enjoying each other when we did get together, though!! And I think more now than ever we feel that kindred spirit – seems growing older does that to people!! Mark lives only an hour away now, but we both have work and family, plus having the dubious pleasure of being born very near Easter, which always adds events to the calendar! Mark is celebrating his 50th birthday in a really fun way – he and his brothers’ rock band (I don’t know if they call them that anymore) will be playing together at one of their favorite venues. He always says he is the oldest rocker there besides his Mom!
My family has planned a small gathering for me tomorrow evening. Other than my desire for Mark and I to share our big birthday, I really wanted to have my family and my two dearest friends, Lori and Terri, here. I’m not sure if both friends can come, and I’m pretty sure my sister, Bettye is not going to be able to come, but my local family are coming. I will miss the ones that aren’t able to come, but I am so blessed to have so much family near me, and I know we will have so much fun! Of course, ideal conditions would have my two out of state kids and their families, too, but I will be grateful for the amazing blessings I have right here!
It’s time to get Mama and Daddy some supper – they ate lunch very late, so Bill and I ate a little earlier – I’d better get off here.
God bless your day!