Friday, January 9, 2009

It’s a wonderful life

I turned 38 on the fourth day of this year. I still feel doubtful that I did the math correctly. How can I be 38 when most days I feel like a girl making adult decisions? In some ways it seems like forever since those rites of passage into adulthood. My twenty year high-school reunion should be in a few months after all. I remember when my Dad attended his and having the thought that twenty years seemed like an eternity. My own twenty years away from all those kids I grew up with seems to have flown by and yet the years have surely separated and changed us. I keep waiting for the day when I feel inside my head the way the world sees me. I guess I’m not there yet.

As birthdays go, this one was special. My friends spoiled me and made me feel how much I am loved. Being surround by people who love you certainly takes the sting out of being a year older.


Janna said...

Happy belated birthday!! I'm so sorry I forgot to wish you happy birthday earlier!! I'm glad to hear it was nice!

Char said...

Hi Stace,
I missed your special day, so happy belated birthday! I have tried to call you. Your home phone says you don't take unknown calls, so I can't get through. I left a message on your cell though. Please call me. I want you to go to my Etsy site and pick out whatever you want for your birthday and I will mail it to you. Just email me with your pick. My new site is ChartreuseButterfly. Don't forget, whatever you want!

Lisa_in_AR said...

Happy birthday! I say keep the celebration going all year!

Debbie Nelson said...


Glad that you are still celebrating your birthday. You deserve it. Loved reading your "It's a wonderful life". You are so very creative and such a good writer too. Loved being able to see you and spend some time with you.