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I had a birthday yesterday. A thirty-eighth one.

My therapist asked me if I ever thought that at thirty-eight I'd have a partner and two kids and a house and stable employment, and freedom to be creative. I told her I never really thought about it.

To be honest, six months ago, I didn't expect I'd live to see my thirty-eighth birthday.

What I do know is that I am blessed. Every day. Some days when I am drowning, the blessings in my life are the only things that put one foot in front of the other. Most days, my cup runneth over.

I floated through the day carried along by birthday wishes from friends and family. And cupcakes.

Thank you for sitting shotgun on this sometimes crazy ride.

Reader Comments (6)

Happy Happy Birthday! You make 38 look gorgeous!

03.9.2012 | Unregistered CommenterJanna

So glad you had a wonderful birthday. Here's to many more.

03.9.2012 | Unregistered CommenterCooky

A very, very happy birthday to you.

I'm glad you're here.

(or, you know, *there,* but you know what I mean...)

May there be many many more happy days to come.

Very glad you have your family and friends! HAPPY BIRTHDAY FROM GERMANY!!

03.10.2012 | Unregistered CommenterKate

Happy Birthday!

03.10.2012 | Unregistered CommenterKyle

Just moving takes a toll. Severe stress on top of that, and a predisposition for depression? No thank you. I'm shuddering as I type.

04.25.2012 | Unregistered CommenterJeff

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