Tuesday, June 15, 2010

It's My Birthday....

June 15th… my Birthday… I am 49 today… I have been married for 27 years… I have two beautiful kids… I have “survived” for 4 years. Five years ago I probably would have felt old today….already dreading next year and turning the BIG 50. But cancer can change how you look at life. Four years ago today I really did not know if I would see this day. I had chemo the day before and I sat bald, too sick to do anything… not even able to really taste my cake.

When I was young I would get so excited about my birthday and I would have these great ideas of what I would do for my birthday.. Or what people would do for me… but when they did not happen I would be disappointed. I do not set my expectations as high as I did when I was younger… I just try to enjoy the day and do a few things that make me happy…

I am excited about today… I feel better than I have in a long time… I am happy with myself…I am happy with my life…. I dropped my son at school for Field Day (no Math homework this week… which is a gift in and of itself) ….My hubby took me out for breakfast for my favorite pastry to start the day… I have enjoyed receiving wishes from my friends and family….The sun is out…My daughter and I are going to one of my favorite towns to walk through antique shops… Tonight they are taking me out for a nice dinner…

I know anything can change at any moment…(my yearly scans are due).  But today… this Birthday… things are GREAT… Now I will count UP to my 50th and my 5 year milestone… Like my Oncologist said… “IT IS BIG”

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