Wednesday, February 5, 2014

February 5, 1954 8:40am Happy Birthday to Me

I don't know what time she went to the hospital, just that it was Friday.  I don't know if she had any "drugs" but I suspect she did.  My father would have been waiting in the waiting room at Hillcrest Hospital in Waco, Texas.  The sun rose at 7:16am.  It was 45 degrees with a very light wind.  The sun was shining when at 8:40am my mother brought me into the world.  Thanks mom!  I'm sure the nurse walked out and said to my dad "you have a beautiful 8 pound, 18 1/2" blue eyed baby girl!"  I'm sure he smiled really big and couldn't wait to hold me.  I suspect my grandmother was there too!  For as long as I can remember my mother use to bake me a white cake with chocolate icing for my birthday.  I wish she were doing that today and that they were both here to wish me happy birthday.  
I suspect that me turning 60, at the moment of my birth, never crossed their minds.  But here I am.  Seems like only yesterday it was my 50th birthday, as the days just seem to fly by.  I wonder if I thought that 20 years ago, that time flew by.  Truthfully, I can't remember.  And that's only one of a zillion things I can't remember.
But as a fellow birthday girl wrote on FB yesterday, Christy Brinkley says "that 60 is the new 40".  Well good...that's just the news I needed.  I also know your only as old as you feel and truthfully, I don't know how it feels to be 60, but if I was guessing, I don't feel 60.
So as another friend recently told have another 30-40 years to live...that's what I'll plan to do.  I'll plan to live it one day at a time, to the fullest that I can.  I'll do things I've never done before and things I've always done that I love to do.  I'll try to take the high road, the road less traveled.  I'll try to follow my road to destiny, loving my family, my friends, my life, my horses, my pup and living and loving God.  I'll try to follow the path God has for me, listening to where he leads,  no matter where that is, as surely only He knows.  I trust it will be a good road full of blessings and love and good health.
Each day I wake up I thank God, as truly each day is a gift.  Another day to be alive on the earth and see what God has planned for me.  I trust Him to take me through each day, no matter how fast it flies by.  I know he's got it all figured out.
So thanks again to my mom and dad, who blessed me also with my sister and ultimately blessed me with my own daughter and my grandson.  It all started with them, and for me it will end with them, in heaven where we will all celebrate again someday.

2 Corinthians 4:16-18
16 Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardlywe are being renewed day by day. 17 For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. 18 So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.

Encourage One Another, continuing the journey on fresh paths.
Blessings and love to you, oxox, happy trails!

Monday, February 3, 2014

Less Than 36 Hours and Counting

OK, it's here, literally in less than a day and a half I will hit it...60.  My oh my where did the time go.  Wasn't it only yesterday when I was dating a rock star in high school; turning 21 while in college; 30 and pregnant then a mother; 40 plus and still running barrels; 50 at my surprise birthday party....and now single, a grandparent AND SIXTY.
It's just a bit crazy.  Fortunately my friend tells me I have another good 30 or 40 years?  Seriously, maybe so, but only as long as I'm healthy.
So here's to counting down the hours until I get into the movie for half price and get 10 cent coffee at Shipleys!
Bon voyage 59 years, thanks for everything!

Luke 1:14
He will be a joy and delight to you, and many will rejoice because of his birth.

Encourage One Another, continuing the journey on fresh paths.
Blessings and love to you, xoox, happy trails!