Wednesday, July 22, 2009

This is my life and I love it!

For some reason, I get a bit apprehensive around my birthday. When I was 21 I threw a fit and insisted that I didn’t want to celebrate it. I was visiting my folks for the summer and I just wanted the birthday to pass without a fuss. Thank goodness for my mother who ignored my teenage moods and insisted on cooking and calling every one she knew for a mini replica of my 10th year old bash! It was like she was the owner of the birthday, she was sooo happy!

At the end of the day, I look back on pictures and am grateful for the memory that was created. I thoroughly enjoyed myself that day!

Where we would be without the wisdom and the glowing pride of our mothers/elders?!

So now another birthday is around the corner and I can feel a twinge of mixed emotions running through me. God has just been too good to me and any other feeling besides gratitude would just be sheer ingratitude!

My flesh wants to rebel and whine and sulk. WHY? I have no idea! But hey, sorry to disappoint you fleshie. I refuse to be ruled by fleeting feelings.

This is my life and I love it!

Do you all remember singing along with the problem child:

It’s my party and I’ll cry if I want to. Cry if I want to! Cry if I want to! You would cry too if it happened to you! Ta na na na!

Naw, no such pity party here. I’m singing…

Go shorty, it’s your birthday.. Ima party like it’s my birthday!

To all the July babies out there….here’s to a fantastic, fulfilled, loving, giving, sharing and explosive new year!

Ha ha ha!

Here, here!

11 comments:

  1. Happy bday in advance..Hope naija is treating u well!

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  2. Happy birthday, wish you all God's best as you enter a new chapter. Tears of joy aint bad, neither is expecting more from yourself, so let the emotions flow.

    So what's the magic number :)?

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  3. Happy birthday in advance, wishing you God's blessings all the way. You remain blessed.

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  4. HAppy Birthday! I understand completely. My 23rd bday was last month and seriously it was depressing. I remember the days when I was 7 and a half and would lie I was 8 and I couldn't wait to be old.

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  5. woman! your post is a couple of days late... haha i love how everyone is like happy bday in advance...more like belated bday...you're right your mom was very happy on your 21st!

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  6. Happy bday my sista! God's continued blessings upon you and yours!

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  7. Hope you had a swell time. Rejoice and keep rejoicing for being alive and for all the differences you are making

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  8. hahha. i know sissy is right... your post is late! Mommy was so happy--- you were SO grumpy! Have you noticed that, you always get your bday celebrated what about us? Joking.. hehe love ya much!

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  9. I'm late, but I'm here to wish you a happy belated birthday and I pray that God's blessings on your life will continue.

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