Thursday, July 17, 2008
Today is my wonderful, beautiful daughter Christine's forty first birthday. It is another thump on the head that I must be getting older. It is hard to deny your age when you have been a teenage mom. I envy my childless friends who can continue deceiving themselves year after year. The mile marker for aging that I enjoy escapes them. Of course there is always thinning hair, failing eyesight, drooping eyelids, teeth implants, sagging breasts, crows feet, puppet mouth, bladder urgency, increased clumsiness, hemorrhoids, an overloaded medicine cabinet, loss of memory and an out and out greater capacity for stupidity. Now I feel better. I happily celebrate the greatest day of my life, the day Christine Lynn was born. She has surpassed all my expectations, is a stellar mom, extremely bright, deliciously considerate, loving and appreciative. Happy Birthday Sweetheart. Your mother loves and adores you.