We are getting older – but who could tell?
Monday this week I turned 48. I was celebrated by my husband and the boys with a birthday song still in bed. When the boys were brought to school a few messages came in on Messenger. I turned the birthday-thing off on Facebook a few years ago, so not many actually knew it was my B-day. Thats how I like to celebrate, quiet and only with the persons closest to me. A few calls and a few unexpected guests in the afternoon. When my family came home form school and work we decided to go out for dinner. However, Mondays most places are closed. So we ended up having hamburgers and french fries from the burger joint. And thats´ how my day was, absolutely perfect!
Wednesday, it was my mum´s turn. 80 years – a day worth celebrating. Not only did she become a widow quite young, she also has been though two (three actually) knee replacements and is a breast cancer survivor. She lost her oldest child, the worst thing that can happen to a parent. I don´t really believe in having heroes, but if I had to pick one it would be my mum.
She´s just so cool!
Even though her health is not the best, her mind is still sharp. She still goes to a lot of diferent cultural events and plays a large part in our lives. Also for her grandchildren, even though most of them are not living close by.
However I still cannot believe I´m close to 50. I still feel like 28… At least in my mind, my body is probably 70. However, that can be changed and that´s what I intend to. The pounds have been piling on for the last six months. I guess the daylight returning brings more energy and positivity.
Still, what happened to all those years? I guess one day took the other. Growing up, getting my education, working, marrying, having children, more work. Sounds pretty boring, but I´ve always had a lot of hobbies and done a lot of reading.
In a few years the kids will be leaving their home for education. Interesting to see what the future has in its sleeve for me. I hope I´ll be able to celebrate many more birthdays!