|Me and my tiny birthday cake. It was too pretty to cut, but it tasted good.|
In my hair is the lovely flower used to make leis in Hawaii.
Birthdays are big milestones when we are children. Remember when you were ten years old? How about that wonderful birthday that we thought would change our lives -- sixteen? Drivers License!!
Some can't wait for the day they reach drinking age which used to be 18, but is now 21. During those years we anticipate future birthdays with excitement.
Having celebrated a birthday recently, I faced some facts I'd not looked in the eye before.
1. No matter how much people say, You don't look your age, I don't feel any better about ageing.
2. No matter that the nurse at the dermatologist's office said I had "wisdom" spots on my hands, I know they are due to all those years I baked in the sun at Panama City Beach when I was young.
They have nothing to do with wisdom, but everything to do with age.
3. No matter that I used to celebrate with roses and wine, now my roses are on the tiny cake and my therapist said I need to drink more water.
4. No matter that I had no loving card from my husband this year, I know he still wishes me a happy birthday, and I can read the ones he gave me for all my birthdays in years past, because I kept every one.