Saturday, July 16, 2011

So... its my birthday today.


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I ran into a friend at the grocery store the other day and she happens to have the same Birthday as me, July 16th.  She said "Ohhh, and I was thinking, gawddd I'll be 45! So oolllddd."

And I'm polite, so I nod... and think, I'll be 44, and I'm still here... and suddenly, I'm laughing, cause the bigger the number?  The longer I'm here!!  I say bring it on.  50, and 63 and if I'm lucky 78.  Bring it, all of it... some day I want a cake so filled with candles it takes a blowtorch to light them all! 

I already know I will be having a fabulous day.  We were so excited and honored to be a small part of Cully's Kids again this weekend.  I have lots of photos to share from the golf tourney and the picnic.  I finally get to help "give back" in a small way and I couldn't be happier spending my birthday doing just that, surrounded by friends, doing the same.

23 comments:

  1. Funny how the threat of death gives us the gift of valuing life so much more ... suddenly we want to grow old instead of dreading it. Suddenly we treasure every second and refuse to waste a moment on anything petty. Your insightful posts urge and inspire me to follow your lead - to be in the moment - to treasure every minute. For this I will ever be grateful to you.

    Have a wonderful bithday today dear Vicky and many, many more.

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  2. Hoping you have a beautiful birthday Vicky!!! Such a good reminder as I'm turning 50 in 6 months...Lord willing!..and I find myself whimpering about it. Every birthday that we have is a gift from God and we know it!!! Wrinkles are just a sign that He's given us more time on this earth with the ones we love :)

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  3. Have a very HAPPY Birthday! My wish is that you are blowing out candles on your 80th Birthday!! XOXOXO
    Enjoy your day!!

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  4. Happy Birthday, Vicky and MANY more!!! I loved looking at your childhood pictures. My brother and I had a sandbox too ( a lot like that one) which provided hours of fun!

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  5. Happy Birthday Vicky! May this day bring you much happiness and wonderful memories.

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  6. Happy Birthday Vicki!!!! Have a really nice day! Old???? No, actually quite young and so young at heart! Its funny how 40 used to be 'old'...now 80 is young. God bless your day, may it be filled woth love, laughter, family, friends, cake, gifts, ice cream, chocolate (if only for a day), colton, nolan, rick, cards, more gifts and most of all good health! Love ya xxxooo

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  7. My uncle used to wear a button on his birthday that read, "The people with the most birthdays live the longest".

    Many birthday blessings on your special day!

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  8. Happy Birthday and may God grant you many more.

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  9. I love your perspective, Vicky. I'm right behind you, creeping up on 43 in September. Last night, my husband, who turns 43 next month, said it occurred to him at work that 43 is nearly here and he panicked. I need to remind him what you said. I love the quote shared here: "The people with the most birthdays live the longest." That's awesome!

    Live large and long, Vicky. You're a beautiful inspiration.

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  10. Happy, happy birthday!

    Very seldom do I scold people, except when I hear them complain about having another birthday. I usually look them in the eye and state very plainly, "Well, for me a birthday is a reminder of the gift of life I have been given!" I guess it is all about perspective.

    Here is to many, many more birthdays for you!

    Also, hoping that for your birthday gift you will get to dance with Mr Stable for many years (like 60 or so!)

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  11. what a happy day! yay, and many many many many many many many many many many many many many many many many many many many many many many many many many many many many many many many many many many many many many many many many many many many many many many many many many many many many many many many many many many many many many many many many many many many many many many more (that's as many manys would fit!)

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  12. Happy Birthday!!.. May you celebrate many many more.

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  13. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!! And MANY, many more!!! I am BLESSED to be 63. I hope you do need a blowtorch one day:):):) XO, Pinky

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  14. Happy Birthday Vicky, I hope one day you have so many candles you have to use a fire extinguisher to blow them out. You have a wonderful outlook. all the best on your special day and always. hugs.

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  15. I too, am so grateful for the beautiful perspective and love of life that you have shared here! I look at each day with renewed love and appreciation.

    Best wishes to you, Vicky for a wonderful birthday and for many years of joy and happiness ahead!

    xoxoxo!

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  16. happy birthday a day late....i hope it was just the most perfect day for you !!!

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  17. Happy Birthday a day late! from another Beth--the one from Ohio.
    I tell my age proudly and I cherish my birthday because at age 25 I had pre-melanoma. We caught it in time and the surgeon chose the right one of five to biopsy (the other four were benign). He told me if it had been left alone to grow, I would not have made it to age 30. That was back when extremely little was known about melanoma (1979). I am now 57 and thankful to still be here.
    So celebrate, girl and continue to celebrate through the years! :>)

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  18. Boy those are nice pics. Wasn't life great back then?
    Kids had time to be themselves and not be constantly pushed and pulled and life was calm, not hyper.

    Yes good memories and many still to make :)

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  19. Happy Belated Birthday Vicky! You will live to be a hundred :-) Loads of love to you and God's choicest blessings :)

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  20. i love you, birthday girl.

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  21. I hope you had the best best best birthday ever my friend!!

    Aren't you the cutest in those pictures!!

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