Friday, March 21, 2008

Birthday Eve

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!

4 comments:

angie said...

Happy Birthday, Karen. WOW you have accomplished so much. I'm sorry there has been so much heartache and sorrow thrown in, too. HOpe the day is great, but more important, that THIS is your decade.

girlytwins said...

Happy Birthday Karen. You definitely have had quite a wild past 1o years. I am sorry to hear about the loss of your sister. Here's to your nest 10 years.

latree said...

happy birthday! your birthday is the same with my twin's.
I'm sorry for all the sadness you had. what have happened in the last decade were all realities to deal with. see, i just learn that happiness and sadness come to make our live colorful. if you experience only happy things, it will no longer be 'happy things' coz you can only feel how it makes you happy, if you feel things that makes you sad.
(ffhh! I've been (pretending) to be wise...)
but certainly I hope the best things to come on the next one.

;)
La.

jenni anne said...

sorry i missed this! i've been kinda flying under the radar the last couple weeks. happy late birthday to you!! i'm so sorry about your sister, i'm sure that's an emotional thing no matter how much time passes.

your boys look amazing in your new easter pictures!