Sunday, May 10, 2009

Perspective

Thursday I turned 56. I usually love birthdays, love presents, love the special attention one gets. I can only remember hating one birthday. The year I turned 30 I was pregnant, felt fat and went to the gym and was so depressed. Hated that day. Ever since I've been fine. Fifty didn't bother me a bit. But for some reason, 56 was horrible. Maybe it was because it is on the other end of fifty heading for 60 and that it OLD!! I was an emotional wreck, crying all day and since I've gone through menopause I hardly ever have those kinds of days. To top it off, my boss at work got after me and another girl who job share about switching our days without including him in the loop. We've never included him for two years but suddenly he decided to be unreasonable. So I bawled in front of him. Basically it was a horrible, terrible, no good rotten day till about 2:00 when I got off work. I turned on my phone and heard from family. There were messages from two little grandkids. One a high pitch, "Happy Birthday Gwama, I wuv you." (Cohen) The other was a gravely little girl's voice saying the same thing. (Sienna). I started smiling.
When I got home I got serenaded by Madison and Kyle. I may be getting older but life is good. Grandchildren are the best and I guess you have to be older to have them. My job is only something that let's me travel to see my family. It is truly my husband, children, grandchildren and extended family that are the blessings in my life.
P.S. The day got better. Lee and I went out to eat and I had delicious salmon. Kelly had ordered my favorite cake for me. Lee gave me a great back massage and I talked to all my children. Thanks for all the well wishes and presents!

6 comments:

Kasey said...

Glad your day got better mom! I felt so bad when I talked to you and you said you'd had a rough morning. Love you!

Kelly said...

I'm so glad your dad got better. I felt horrible for you! Still dreaming about that cake....

Alex said...

mom...that is so sad you had such a rough morning! glad it got better!
p.s. you are the hottest 56 year old i've ever seen! :)

Bev and Roger said...

Well, now I'm depressed. I am older than you, I thought we were the same age. I'm sorry you had a rough morning. Your boss sounds like a jerk. Maybe we ought to plot like in the movie "9 to 5". Isn't it wonderful to have family to lift you up...and you have a GREAT family!

Lani said...

Happy Late Birthday Pam! Glad the day turned around for you. Love you!

Jami said...

happy birthday, auntie! glad you had a nice ending to your day, at least. your family always does put everything into perspective, doesn't it...nothing else really matters. Love the pictures of Seattle trip. And I really must try that dessert. I sprinkled heath bars on brownies last time I made them in true iorg fashion and they were DI-VINE! Try it next time you have a bad day...haha Love you!