(One of my creations...an extra large cupcake bouquet...always makes me think birthday!)
Another year...today I am, yet again another year older. As I write this... in these very moments as we approach 6pm, 42 years ago I was making my way into this world. The last couple of weeks have been with out a doubt a stressful two weeks, yesterday, those stresses at last came to an end. I feel a renewed sense of freedom, joy, and relief. I celebrated an early birthday with girl friends yesterday, we sat on the patio of one of my favorite local dives, while one of my favorite local blues musicians played the guitar and serenaded me, a beautiful breeze was blowing peaceful easy feelings, while we waited for my favorite indulgence (only from time to time) fried chicken, collard greens and mac and cheese, and a generous slice of blueberry pie for dessert!
The cards, gifts and phone calls have been a steady stream this week and I feel sublimely blessed and fortunate for all of the love and support that surround me. Today I woke up again optimistic and full of light for the day ahead. I believe this to be one of the best birthday's I have had in a very long time! I feel wonderful!!! Hugs to all!!