Sunday, November 14, 2010

Happy Birthday to me, Part One

My friend Kathy contacted me via Facebook Saturday night and wondered if we could meet for breakfast this morning. She remembered my birthday! This is very important to me, because Kathy has had plenty of career, health and money problems over the last three years or so. And yet, my birthday never slips her notice, and for that I am grateful.

She's either 62 or 63 now, and is learning graphic design because she has her sights set on a new career and dreams of being able to afford her own home. (Because of financial setbacks, she is living with her daughter, son-in-law and stepchildren.) At times Kathy exasperates me, but I admire faith in herself and hopes for the future.


  1. You are such a kind person who thinks of others all the time and yet you are astounded that others think of you like that too.

    When people are dear to us (like you are to your friend(s)), we make time for the things that are important for you.

    There are more people who love you than you know. For reals.

  2. Let the celebrating begin! :-) Hope you have a very happy birthday week!