Friday, January 23, 2009


I think about my parents, my mother mostly. I think about the years gone by. My great grandfather died at age 27, before the days of penicillin . My mother, who had lung cancer, left this world at age 53. When I was first diagnosed with leukemia, I was sure I was going to copy her. But here I sit, staring 55 in the face. Today is my birthday and I think about the past and dare to look into the future. I don't know if I'll have a happy birthday, but I'll have a birthday and that's enough.


Ann said...

After all that you have been through, you deserve just the kind of birthday that you wish. Happy Birthday!

Ronni Gordon said...

I hope you get to go for a run and enjoy the day. Happy birthday! You deserve it.

Anonymous said...

happy b-day- i can tell how great of a perspective you have on age an life!

Eats lots of cake,
you deserve it!

Rooster said...

Happy Birthday, it is your day after all so make it your & enjoy it!


Jim said...

Happy birthday, young lady, and keep them coming. Jim

Anonymous said...

happy belated birthday PJ

may you have a long, healthy, prosperous and happy life ahead.