Thursday, January 20, 2011

On This Day of My Birth...

...I can't believe...

...that I'm one year more than 40. When I was 12, I couldn't see beyond 30

...that I'm a mother of 3 ( I got my 12 year old wish)

...that I'm living in one of the most beautiful places on Earth ( so far from my urban roots)

...that I'm driving now ( a total 180 for me - born and raised on public transportation).

...that I get to do what I love. Write. And pursue a career in it (thanks to a supportive and loving husband)

...that I have a group of family and friends who genuinely care for me

...that I am married to a wonderfully sweet guy who is my best friend and loves me despite of who I am


...that I have a spiritual center that I can turn to at all times and that helps keep me from totally losing it. Totally. Three letters: G-O-D, and he's technically a "who".

On this day of my birth I can sit back (as I'm doing now in my SUV as my infant thankfully sleeps soundly in his car seat. Aaah... 15 quiet minutes to myself!) and count my blessings.



  1. Yay! Happy Birthday. I'm glad you're blessed with all those things.

  2. Happy birthday from one native NYer to another! I am relocated out of NYC, too. Looking forward to getting to know you better!

  3. Hi, Melanie.

    I found you after your post comparing blogging to high school showed up in a post by Kludgy Mom.

    I saw you got a gajillion comments on that post, so instead, I scrolled down. I wanted to get to know you.

    I love this post. I'm 42. Living in southern California (another beautiful spot). I, too, am writing full time thanks to a supportive husband. I have two beautiful, healthy children (wish I'd had a third - if you check out my blog, read "Today Call me Arid" to see how much I wish I had 3 like you do...)

    I try to be grateful. Sometimes I find I'm feeling sorry for myself. Which is ridiculous. But true.

    I started blogging just a few months ago. I post only once a week. I do not know how to add links. I do not have a husband with design skill so my blog is as basic as it gets.

    But I would definitely follow you. Be a part of your community. If you want.

    Good luck, either way. And Happy birthday.


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