Happy Birthday to Me!

Yes, it’s that time of year again and I am another year older at 9:34 PM tonight!  I refuse to be older until I absolutely have to be!  When people ask me how old I am, I tell them 45…again!  My sons tell people that and everyone knows that is the correct answer!  As I get older, I wonder if I shouldn’t raise that number just a bit, but I just like the sound of that number.  It has a nice even ring to it, don’t you think?

I definitely feel older.  My bones creak a little more than they used to and I wake up with aches and pains that I never had before!  I also now have my mother’s hands!  When did that happen?  One of my sisters argues that SHE has my mother’s hands, but when I look at my hands now, they look just like my mother’s!!!

I started a diet back in October.  When I was sick in the States, I could not eat.  Nothing tasted good.  I could not even drink!  The only thing I could drink and keep down was Ginger Ale.  Never drank Ginger Ale before in my life, but started to enjoy it!  Well, I lost 14 pounds and I thought: Now is the time to lose weight!  I already had a good start and I was motivated.

Some of you may remember that I had just started a diet before the January Earthquake.  The day of the earthquake, I went off the diet and never could get back on!  Well, I have lost 30 pounds since September and that is a wonderful birthday present that I have given to myself!  I really notice it in my clothes!  Others here tell me they notice it in my face.  I also noticed it when I was out walking the road by Fort Jacques and could actually walk up a hill and breath and talk at the same time!  LOL

My mother tells me to look on the bright side.  She says at least when you are getting older you know you are alive!  Someday, I hope I can get to the point where I am proud to tell people my age and how I have earned every wrinkle that I have and wear them proudly!  But, I am not there yet and so for this year, I am 45 years old…again!

Thank you so much to everyone that sent “HAPPY BIRTHDAY” messages on Facebook and emails.  I am overwhelmed by the number of people that have touched my life and are all over the world! 

God has blessed me abundantly and put me right where He wants me to be on this birthday!

14 comments (Add your own)

1. Cindy Barnes wrote:
Happy birthday Dixie !!! You are doing such great work with all those presious angels.

Thu, December 9, 2010 @ 1:53 PM

2. Soraya Guillaume Biesterbosch wrote:
Hello Dixie, Congratulations from us al and let us pray that you can keep on doing this good work for many more years

Thu, December 9, 2010 @ 2:35 PM

3. Kelly D < :) wrote:
((((DIXIE)))))))) Happy Birthday Sister!!! I am so honored to called you my friend and my sister in Christ!!! May God continue to bless you, your family and your GLA family!!! Love ya!!! XOXOXO Kelly D < :)

Thu, December 9, 2010 @ 3:16 PM

4. Kae Elliott wrote:
Happy Birthday Dixie, My this next year be filled with joy and many successes. Congrats on the weight loss. I know how much you wanted to lose weight and how difficult it is when we reach the age where we 'have our mother's hands'. ! LOL> Hugs and love, Kae

Thu, December 9, 2010 @ 4:36 PM

5. Judy wrote:
Happy Birthday, Dixie!!! May you be especially blessed in this next year!

Thu, December 9, 2010 @ 4:38 PM

6. Georges Gauvreau wrote:
Dear Dixie, I wish you a beautiful Birthday in Haiti. We would have love to be at supper with you. But you know why we cannot make it, because of the election. So when I see you again, soon I hope, I will give you kisses and hugs. Love in Christ, Jocelyne

Thu, December 9, 2010 @ 4:58 PM

7. J Scheetz wrote:
Happy Birthday, Dixie! All the best always! Jeanine Scheetz and Kenderson Exellus Scheetz

Thu, December 9, 2010 @ 5:06 PM

8. Hella, William, Neïka, Guy wrote:
Dear dear Dixie, Congratulations. We didn't know your birthday is the 9th of December. It is a very special day as Neïka celebrated her brithday too today, and she became 4 years (and this is the real age, ha ha ha). This is special. We had a wonderfull day, and know wothout the disaster she wouldn't be home right know. Thanks God. We wish you a very happy birthday and we will never forger it. Love and Blessings Hella and Wiliam, Guy and Neïka from the Netherlands.

Thu, December 9, 2010 @ 5:16 PM

9. fam. van Zomeren wrote:
Dear Dixie, Happy Birthday. We hope that you had a nice day. 45 is a nice number. Blessings, Kees, Lisette, Claude & Claudel van Zomeren

Thu, December 9, 2010 @ 6:47 PM

10. Helen wrote:
Bon Anniversaire ! from France :-) Hope your day was nice and special as it should be ... And for the number : just choose your favorite and every passing year is just "experience" :-) All the best. Helen

Thu, December 9, 2010 @ 7:45 PM

11. Allison Kelly wrote:
Happy Birthday!!

Thu, December 9, 2010 @ 9:18 PM

12. Janice Christian wrote:
Happy Birthday Dixie! May the next year be less chaotic than this one has been!!! God bless!! Janice

Thu, December 9, 2010 @ 9:42 PM

13. Janis wrote:
I not only see my mother's hands when I look at mine, I also see my Grandmother's. What a blessing to be reminded of their love for Me.

Mon, December 13, 2010 @ 1:49 PM

14. Summer wrote:
Happy Birthday! Wish you all the best on your special day! :)

Mon, September 3, 2012 @ 10:50 PM

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