March 28, 2011

March 28, 2011
Happy Birthday to Me!

Welcome to another day in my life. Today is Monday and it is also my 49th birthday! So Happy Birthday to me. I hope you had a safe and great weekend.

While most gay men dread getting older, I am so glad to be celebrating another birthday. See being one of the first Americans diagnosed with HIV, I was told at 19 that I would probably never live to see 20.

I count my blessings. I have a loving family and many loving friends. I have a roof over my head and enough food to eat at a time when many do not have either. So I am very thankful for everything and everyone in my life.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for all the loving birthday emails and messages I have been receiving. I would also like to thank those of you who have been donating to our Teddy Bear Touchdowns for children with HIV and AIDS for my birthday. It is because of you generous donation that we are able to bring hope and joy to children with HIV and AIDS during the holidays year after year.

I am going to be spending my birthday doing the things I love to do. So I will be going to workout, spending some time with my four legged children and taking some pictures with Dab the AIDS Bear around town. Then I will probably pic somewhere to go eat that I normally do not get to enjoy. After all you only get one birthday a year so why not spoil yourself.

The rest of the week is packed with appointments, meetings and getting a root canal. So this is the one day I have for me this week. So I will not be online much.

I hope you have a safe and fantastic day!

Until we meet again; here's wishing you health, hope, happiness and just enough.

big bear hug,

Daddy Dab