Monday, September 29, 2014


Today is my birthday.  It isn't one of those milestone birthdays, you know - 30, 40, 50 etc., that have "year specific" cards.  It's simply a regular birthday.  But it is a special one for me.  I've learned over the last few years to embrace every day and every birthday as special and a blessing.

While I don't feel my chronological age, it is a fact.  It's right there on all my important documents.  And I'm sure my birth year is not a surprise to anyone perusing said documents! 

Later this morning, I will happily drive myself to my dialysis center.  That in itself is a blessing.  I see so many of my fellow dialysis patients who do not have the level of independence and, dare I say it, the level of "good health" I currently enjoy. 

So, today is a day of celebration.  And I intend to do just that.  Celebrate all the many blessings of my life.


  1. Happy birthday! May you have peace and joy on this day of celebration.

  2. Happy birthday! I hope it was a wonderful day. With cake.