Thursday, November 15, 2007
Holy Vaginistas, Teresa is 40!
I was looking throught my blog entries for September 2004. That is when I turned the big 40. As I sit here listening to holiday music on my iPod, I can feel the rosy glow as if it were only yesterday. Relatively, it seems as if I am 40 still. I think 40 is that kind of landmark year. I think I might feel 40 until I am 52 (the magical AARP year). Truthfully, I think I feel 37, but that isn't what today is about. Today is all about Teresa turning 40.
Happy Birthday Teresa!!
So while I was browsing my archives, I found a post from the last day of my 39th year. I had gotten a card from my mom for my birthday with the standard $50 check. There was a note inside. My mom always includes a note because she thinks it is ridiculous to send a card for anything and not include some sort of personalized note. My mom and I have never been overly affectionate so imagine the tears in my eyes after reading this:
"Put 9-11 in the back of your mind and never forget.
But in the forefront of all your thinking know that on Sept. 11, 1964
a bundle of joy and delight brightened our door.
In your future always remember to put your many talents to good use for yourself and all womankind.
P.S. I just was reading this over and it almost sounds like preaching. Or maybe I should get to work and
get that book started."
This is the most intimate sentiment ever expressed to me by my mother. And it is a totally auspicious beginning to my forties. It truly has only gotten better as each day passes.
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