Uh-huh, it’s my birthday…

 

My birthday cakeToday marks the day I was born, many, many, many, many years ago – or so it seems! When I look back on my life, I feel like I’ve lived many lifetimes. And I’ve loved each one of them. Maybe not necessarily while they were happening (for some of them), but certainly after the fact.

It was a quiet day, spent at home with the family (not counting the couple of hours at the gym), with good food and good company. Plenty of time to ponder my many blessings, take all my birthday phone calls and respond to each of the umpteen Facebook birthday greetings I got (yes, I’m weird like that). I feel so blessed! Sure if I had it to do over, I’d script a few things a little differently. For example, I’d have washboard abs and better hand-eye coordination. I’d have my son home for the weekend from college. When my Dad called from Nigeria, I’d get to also hear my Mom’s voice, instead of sending her hugs and messages through God. I’d have answers to some of the questions I’m asking God during this season of my life…you know, stuff like that.

For now, though, there are many things in the script of my life that I am most grateful for. Things like good health. A family I love, that loves me back. Friends who care. A car that’s old, but paid for. A nice roof over my head. Food in my fridge and pantry; a fridge and pantry! Nice clothes and shiny, pretty things to wear with them. Oh, and the shoes…yeah, I’m a shoe girl and I like my shoes. For these, and so much more, I am truly thankful.

On top of all of that, it’s Friday – booyah! 🙂

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Wendy Adeleye
    Jul 28, 2009 @ 20:24:40

    Happy Belated Birthday Sola….So sorry that I didn’t get to ‘reconnect’ with your blog sooner. Have been away in Vegas for our son’s weeklong Basketball National Championship games.
    (An experience to share with you at some other time)

    I do confess that I never knew what day your birthday was considering how many ‘donkey years’ ago we connected. Glad to know you had some good ‘down time’ to count your blessings.
    Congrats again dear….you’re indeed still a ‘Spring Chicken’ :):)

    Hugs to you,
    Wendy

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  2. solathompson
    Jul 29, 2009 @ 13:34:16

    Thanks, dear!

    Reply

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