Happy Birthday to me...aged old 55!!!
I am today 40 years older than what i was when this photo was taken of me holding my youngest sister Annie (who everyone calls Jackie). I was 15 then. A few months before this photo was taken my dad was killed by a drunk driver...
Its odd to look at yourself so young and reflect. I have to say that with all that has happened in these 40 years the good times, the fun and the laughter have meant that the balance more than tips on the side of happiness. In a few hours my eldest daughter Melissa and her husband Chris will arrive...its been such a long time since the girls visited the house. Its easier for me to go to them these days. And wouldn't you know it, I now have water lying over the road, and rain is supposed to bucket down for the next few days. A shame it didn't come a week earlier...how different things would have been in Victoria it it had...
No good doing the what if's?
My youngest gave me a beautiful ring with four hearts in its centre. We are going to have it engraved with the four initials of our little family. It wasn't cheap and my first reaction was "What on earth did you eat for the past weeks?"
I have wonderful kids. I have wonderful kids. I could say this again. I will. I have wonderful kids.
Got some great pressies, my eldest sister veronica gave me a shopping voucher. Another sister gave me a painting she did of my new cat...a book and a man's nightie...I am very practical that way...Its what i wanted. The sister I am holding gave me a photo of her three little blondies...Alison gave me the ring, some special lolliesmmmm, A really good coffee mug and a bamboo set of chimes. Alison as usual made a beautiful card for me, and wrote in her special way some lovely things...straight to the heart...a few tears.
They were worried about me because I would be by myself most of the day...but they need not have worried...its been a lovely rainy Sunday..time to reflect. I have so much and after trying to get a grasp on what happened in Victoria, I will never feel sorry for myself ever again. just to be alive and breathing means I am heaps better off than so many.