My youngest and most vivid birthday memory is of course when I turned ten. That was the year, I had a birthday, my grandma died, and I was diagnosed with diabetes all within a month. I have no idea what I got as a gift, but I guess you could say Diabetes? That makes me laugh. I have said it before and will say it again, diabetes is a blessing. God has definitely blessed me and grown me spiritually because of this disease. At the age of ten I could not use the word disease. I thought it was like a stigma of defeat, when in actuality, it is a tool refining me each and everyday. Diabetes in my life is both appreciated and despised.
When I turned 16, I had a surprise party. A few friends, a radio, some food in my back yard it is was a great time! When I turned 18, I took my new age out for a spin. I bought a scratch-off lottery ticket and registered to vote! When I turned 21, I had my first drink. A whole half of a hurricane and I spent the rest of the night contemplating telling my crush that I liked him. When I turned 22, my friend made me a button, that said kiss me it is my birthday! I accepted kisses on the cheek all night, because I was not quite wild enough to let strange weirdos kiss my lips! We laughed had fun, and it was for the most part harmless. When I turned 25, I was newly engaged, and moving to Houston. I was was about to make an incredible and wonderful change. When I turned 30, I was pregnant with my daughter. This is the only birthday I can remember actually crying over, those darn hormones!
I am narrowing in on my 35th birthday. Wednesday is the big day! What is on my mind you may ask? I will tell you, underwear. Yep, it is true. I hate my underwear. I never feel really fat until I look at my underwear. I may have days when I feel chubby, but not over the top fat. I just don't feel that way too often. That is except when I look at my underwear. I am not saying that I am not chubby, because I could stand to loose about 20 pounds and I would be the size I was when I got married. That size was only about 15 pounds heavier than when I graduated high school, so rationalizing like this makes it feel not that far! Well, that is until I look at my underwear! I guess after you have a baby, you just need more fabric to cover the junk in your trunk. I don't know but at age 35, I find underwear to be disturbing.
At age 35, I am however, looking forward to celebrating all week. I plan to spend time with friends, laugh, and maybe sing a little karaoke. I am a little sad to be singing with out my original karaoke friends, Ellen, Cawy, and Liz. After all, I am pretty sure when we were suppose to be studying, we were actually singing karaoke every Wednesday night. Those were the days when my worries were light and my underwear smaller!
This is my BIRTHDAY edition mindset, now let me hear yours!