My love brought me a dozen roses for my birthday with 1 sunflower because I am his sunshine or so he says. A handmade card came with it and Jene took me out for mexican food because the last time I wanted mexican, mother nature decided to raise the creek and God wasn’t willing… A bouquet of lavendar was waiting in the car to help soften my saddness. I had learned that while I was preparing to celebrate my 60th year of life, another mother (former co-worker) was getting ready to bury her son, who had just turned 21.
Celebrate life everyday, the thought kept reverberating through my head. It’s something I try to keep in the forefront of my mind on a daily basis. Life has no guarantees and doesn’t come with instructions – live and learn and enjoy.
So I put my woes away and remembrered to count all my blessings including the chance of love and romance after the bloom has faded from the rose, I can still be someone’s sunshine. How nice to be thought of in that way. It makes me smile.
So I was turning the big 6-0, amazing my younger sister that I was so open and willing to state my age as if it was a badge of courage. It’s more a rejoicing – look at all I have to show for my years of walking this earth. I have long-term friends and some new ones too, I have 2 beautiful granddaughters that my daughter and son-in-law blessed me with, I have my health (relatively good and painfree), I have traveled with my sweetie and then my friend Pat clear across the world. I have a renewed life, full of expectations, life, laughter and love. I have lived beyond the suffering that people go through and witnessed the pain and suffering of others as well as the joys and happiness. I have the experiences of a woman of substance, full of the passions that boiled inside me when I was young and I’m not afraid of who I am or what will become of me.
I live, I laugh, I love… and yes, I am 60 and celebrated with a few friends and family. I couldn’t have had a better day. Looking forward to many more.