Well, tomorrow I turn 35. My age doesn't really bother me but for some reason I keep thinking about the fact that tomorrow I am 35. That means that if I live to 70 I am half way through my life. I got a wonderful card from my friend Maureen and in it she reminded me that we have now been friends for 20 years. That just seems impossible. We became friends in high-school. That couldn't possible be 20 years ago. It seems like yesterday I was driving my red Sundbird listening to New Order and Depeche Mode. I loved music back then. I have no idea about today's music.
Another thing that keeps coming through my head is that I have now out-lived my sister by 5 years. For those who don't know, I lost my sister, Laura (age 30), Feb. 6, 1999 to a horrific battle with tongue cancer. I feel like I have had a very trying and emotional decade from age 25 to now age 35. I am hoping age 35-45 is a little more mundane and routine. In the last 10 years, I lost my sister, I moved from Florida back to OHio, I bought a house, got married, lost my father in law suddenly to a stroke, dealt with infertility, got my doctorate, finally got pregnant with momo twins, Liam and Tommy born 13 weeks too soon, (and those are only the things I would share) etc. etc. So the last 10 years have been filled with lots of emotion, some good, some bad. Life has certainly been a journey. One thing is for sure, my life has never been boring.
I am lucky to be surrounded by people I love and people who love me. I wouldn't change it for anything.
So, Happy Birthday to me and to all who look forward to there lives and everything it has to offer!