March 28, 2009

Happy Birthday to Me!

Welcome to another blog entry about my life. Today is my 47th birthday.

Now some people get upset about getting older every year... well especially those over 39. But since I was told at 19 that I would not live to see 20, I am so grateful for ever making it to 47. Yes, the hair is getting thinner and grayer; the vision weaker and the wrinkles deeper. But I am still alive and happy so I have already received the best birthday present I could be given: another day of life!

I was up and going very early this morning so I could be at the conference on time. We had a fantastic day and a great turnout. I was so happy to see all the hard work and everything come to fruition. We will have to see what the exit surveys stated but I think everyone had a fantastic time. The women sang me Happy Birthday and gave me a gift which was very touching for me.

Besides having our wonderful speaker, Marvelyn Brown, there were also several other entertainment features: a runway show, guest performers and Condom Miranda. All too soon the day was over and it was time to head home.

Gary and I celebrated my birthday after getting home. Then we went out to eat at Golden Corral where I could get my favorite pot roast and other goodies. (I am a cheap date. Just a jeans and tshirt, meat and potatoes kind of man.)

I would like to thank everyone for their birthday emails and wishes. Every one of them touched my heart. I am so grateful for all your well wishes. It has been a great birthday.

I hope you made some special memories and had as great of a Saturday as I did.

Wishing you health, hope and happiness.

Big bear hug,

Daddy Dab