I have to say that this day…this birthday of mine, is a welcome day. I didn’t know if I would make this one. At one point I was not sure, of course soon after I found that I had stage one and that treatment would probably have good results. But the idea that I am celebrating this day with good health is still amazing to me. I am so grateful to be living and breathing. I am privilaged to be able to work and to walk and to breathe. Everytime I go to Curves I remind myself of how great it is to be ABLE to go. When I do not want to go, I tell myself that I get to go…and remember what it was like not to get to. I am so blessed. My children are frustrated with me because I cannot think of one thing I need. They asked for what to buy me and I couldn’t come up with one thing. I just want to be with them and enjoy being together. They got me some CD’s, a book and a gift certificate for clothes…and sweet cards that made me cry. It does not matter the number of years I have been here today. I am not old…I am alive. I am sooooo blessed!!!!