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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Happy birthday to me!


Its my birthday today. Another year older. I'm 49 today.

49.

So close to 50.

I have never been shy about telling my age. I have lived what seems like three different lives, maybe even four, each birthday feeling like a badge of honor. But I have discovered once you survive a life-threatening illness, like cancer, birthdays take on a whole new meaning.

I am alive today!! Life is GOOD! Even if I was sick and still on chemo this birthday would important. Another year here on this earth, with my family and friends, loving my children, loving my Dean.

The birthday wishes have been flooding in on social media (the Facebook creators were brilliant at making us feel special!) and it has been so fun to see greetings from people I rarely get to talk to, and those special words from close friends and family who mean so much to me. Enough that I'm sitting here in a doctor's waiting room with a tear running down my cheek.

Thank you everyone, for celebrating this special day with me. With us. Makes me want to have a bonfire or something. 

5 comments:

diane said...

Happy Birthday Leah! God Bless you on this special day and enjoy whatever comes your way.

eliz said...

I'm 59 - Next year I'm going to be 60!!!!!!!!! I'm very excited. Each year only brings more JOY! When I was your age I had a 2 year old birth son. He was a complete surprise. But it was my first insight from God that yes, I was on the right path. And if He knew I wasn't too old- there was more blessings yet to come!!
Happy Birthday. Your life has just begun! (((HUGS))) You look fantastic!

Relle said...

Happy birthday Leah! Your a warrior and an inspiration. Hope you have a blessed birthday, full of wonderful moments, family and love. Xx

Melissa said...

You've only got five years on me...Happy Birthday Leah. Hope it's a fun one.

Cindy said...

You have such a grateful heart, what a blessing. Happy Birthday!