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Saturday, June 02, 2007

The Numbers Keep Getting Bigger

Last year it was 40. That was cool. Nice round number. A good excuse for a party. Life begins at 40. And all that.

This year. 41.

It's just older. But, it beats the alternative.

Harry asked me yesterday if there was anyway I could avoid turning 41 today.

I told him only if I died.

"That's no good," he said thoughtfully. "Couldn't you just turn 10 or something?"

Interesting idea.

But the thing is I don't want to be 10 again. I've been 10. 10 was fine. I liked my life at 10. But I like my life now. Correction: I love my life now. I love my husband and my kids and the life I have. I wouldn't trade that again for a chance to still have my teen years in front of me.

I've done 10. Now I'm going to do 41.

So, I'm off the computer for the rest of the day, to celebrate my birthday with my family.

8 comments:

Esther said...

Happy Birthday Christine!!

Jim D said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

PJ Hoover said...

Happy Happy Happy ... (41 times) Birthday! Do something great for yourself :)

Meredith said...

Happiest birthday wishes!! Blessings!

Jen Robinson said...

Happy Birthday! I think I might like to be 22 again, but probably not 10. There are too many freedoms that I would miss.

Christine M said...

Thanks everyone for the birthday wishes.

Lisa said...

Happy Belated Birthday to you! Hope you had a good one. I wanted to let you know that I read The Fisherman's Wife and I really liked it. I have never even thought about what it must have been like for Simon Peter's wife to have her husband leave her and follow Jesus. I look forward to reading your other two "ponderances".

Christine M said...

Lisa, I'm so glad you enjoyed the story!