Wednesday, September 17, 2008

The decades..

H asked me yesterday how it felt to turn 54. This is what I thought:

1. When I was 4 years old, my mom was in the hospital, very ill and almost died. My dad was left with 5 little girls, (youngest being 5 months old) until my mom recuperated.

2. When I was 14, I got my first job. I worked at a snack bar at the local pool..I was busy on the swim team and becoming interested in boys.

3. When I was 24, my first born was a year old. My ex-husband and I bought our first real house. I was a nurse and a housewife.

4. When I was 34 years old, I was divorced and having a great time being single while working as a cardiac nurse.

5. When I was 44, I lost my ability to drink responsibly so I quit. I started getting in shape..

6. I am 54 today. I had a man 20 years my junior proposition me last week (I said no of course). I still got it!! My life is full, I love my family, my friends and my freedom..I am a triathlete, mom, Grandma and wife.

What else is there?


cindy said...

Happy Birthday to you, Debi!!! You just keep getting better and better :D

Was the younger guy cute?? hmmm...sorry, just daydreaming for a minute. You got a great guy in H already!

Enjoy your day :-)

Susi said...

Happy Birthday! You certainly do still have it!

Have a wonderful day and may the coming year be filled with peace, love, and happiness - in whatever forms you want them to be in!

Love and hugs.

Muppetdog said...

Happy birthday!!! Sounds like you've got the perfect perspective! Hope you have a fantastic day!

the Dread Pirate Rackham said...

happy birthday, miss debi! may you have 54 more!

21stCenturyMom said...

What a fantastic tribute to your birthday. I'm loving it because I turn 54 on Dec 29 and I was already feeling fine about it but now I'm feeling Super Fine! Have a great day!!

jedishoney said...

Happy birthday aunt debi! You are a blessing! You are a beautiful person! Love you!

Kelly said...

Happy Birthday a few days late!!

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

Happy Birthday!!

Calyx Meredith said...

Seriously belated birthday wishes! (I'm just now catching up on my blog reading!) It was fun to read your decade milestones and to hear the joy come through about where you are right now. That's a great way to start of a new year!