It’s quite a bit later than I normally post, but I’m excused because it’s my birthday. That’s right; today I turned . . .
Yesterday, my family and I celebrated with a dinner, presents, and birthday brownie sundaes. Today, Sean and I ventured about an hour and a half east to the town of Cape Girardeau to celebrate by eating Cajun food from Broussard’s downtown by the Mississippi River and shopping at the mall. When we returned, we planted the rose bushes I received for my birthday. I’ve had an absolutely marvelous birthday.
Picture from left to right: My brownie fudge sundae; my chicken etoufee from Boussard's; my mother, my friend Diane, and me
Of course, I can’t help but reminisce about previous birthdays. Here is a list of the most memorable, the not-so-great, and the milestone birthdays.
Most Memorable Birthdays
March 23, 1977: The day I was born. Of course, it is the most memorable because, without it, I obviously wouldn’t be here today.
1st: I don’t really remember it, but I love these pictures. The photo on the left is one of my cousin Robin and me (I'm on the left.). We are twenty-two days apart and not quite a year old in this picture. The expression on my face in the photo on the right captures my personality both then and now.
12th: This one is memorable because it was my first “real” birthday party with friends. For previous birthdays, I invited one or two friends or simply celebrated with family. But, this one was special. We made our own pizzas, ate cake, and played games. The photo below is a group picture of me with my friends.
13th: My brother had surgery on my birthday. I didn’t go to the hospital, but my mother didn’t send me to school, either. I stayed with my grandmother. I had a cake, the radio station announced my birthday, and after I completed my schoolwork, I read all day. All in all, it wasn’t a horrible day. I was thankful my brother’s surgery went well.
16th: I honestly don’t remember much about my Sweet Sixteen. My mother ordered a gigantic heart cake and I received the birthstone ring I always wanted, but that’s about it.
21st: Since I’m not a drinker, this one wasn’t that big of a deal for me. I ate cake and received gifts.
30th: I feared I would cry on this day, but I didn’t. My family and friends rented a banquet room and hosted a huge party. I had too much fun to spend any time weeping.
In two years, I’ll celebrate another milestone birthday. I may be getting older, but I don’t mind. It’s certainly better than the alternative!
Do you have a memorable birthday? I’d love to hear about it! Tell me all about it in the comments.