“How old are you Mama?” four year old Granton asks me.
I hold up four fingers as his eyes open wide.
“I am two of these” I say.
“You mean you’re just like me?” he says as he holds up his four fingers.
“Yes, I’m just like you” :-)
Today I am 44 yrs old and I love it!
Some people would like to relive their 20’s. Not me.
Some would like to stay 29. Not me.
I like me right where I am.
So what did I do for my birthday? I put my feet up and sat on my bed, cozied up in my new jacket my Mom sent me. I leisurely strolled through each page of a new magazine. I opened up my Christmas present and loaded pictures onto my digital photo frame. Love that!
I juiced. Grace and I have been juicing together. I love having someone to do this with. She has been juicing longer than I and is encouraging me by her example..
Two little dumplings came over and said “Happy Birthday Nana!”
We ate cake. A yummy, made by my daughter in love, cherry frosting cake. YUM! Nothing says ♥ like lots of frosting :-)
I awoke to kisses in bed by little angels that just happen to live in our house :-)
Candy canes decorated the table. Hot Ginger/Cinnamon tea awaited me. Gifts piled up and cards ready to be opened.
Cards wishing me happiness and joy.
Handmade from my mother-in-law
A restored gift.
I have had “pooch” since I was 10 or so. He was a gift from my Aunt Nancy. He use to travel with John and I in our vehicle when we were first married. Eventually he lost an ear, got a tear in his side and was put in the basement.
John found him and asked Gladys to restore him. He is still missing an ear. He is as loved as ever and now sits in the chair in our room or snuggles in bed with a little one.
Treasures given to me with “you can keep this forever and ever” attached to the end of it.
Gladys made me the cute little purse. Gianna gave me her sweet picture. Granton gave me his stuffie “bite-y” with the assurance that he does not bite.
I am spoiled with love.
Thank you to my husband, who has been sick all week with a terrible ear infection, for filling up these children with so much love that it just spills out onto me.
p.s My birthday was January 24th :-)