A generation ago, a child was born to Ms. Annie P.and Mr. Isaiah E. in the wonderful Peach state of Georgia. I was born at 10:20 a.m. on a Friday.
Yes, ladies and gentleman, I have a birthday coming up in 4 days, and you know what? I’m not even stressed about getting older. It’s just never been my bag. OK. I’m not 24 any longer, but I’ve taken good care of myself and could hang with many. When I was a young thing, I was a shop-till-you-drop, type of chick. I lived to be fashionable–the ultimate Fashionista to the bone, but I didn’t have a clue of my destiny yet. No, I’m not bragging, just stating the truth. I’m not one of those women who’s shy about how I feel–uh, the blog…ha. You know it. But anyhoot, I’ve been thinking about a lot these days and I have to tell you, I’m just grateful to be alive and vigorous. As you all remember, I had gotten sick earlier in the year and came very close to death. But God said, “Girl, really…you ain’t ready for that, yet.” So, he gave me another shot at living–and I’m not even feeling sick. For that, I’m eternally grateful to the creator for his benevolence and mercy in my life. I’m nowhere near perfect, but I haven’t killed anyone–well, maybe with my sharp tongue and mouse, but hence, I digress…
Life is a precious thing and I don’t take it for granted at all.
Listening to Ms. Anita Baker right now…”I’m giving you the best I got…baby.” Hey. *Snapping fingers* Y’all wanna jam with me?
I was thinking about birthday parties. You know, I really don’t celebrate a lot but I remember having a birthday party when I was 7, and one of my God sister accidentally put salt in my birthday cake. All I can say, it was truly a sweet and sour surprise when I bit into my cake. And then, there was my 23rd birthday party that my mother threw for me, uhm, with a slight caveat: next to some relatives, my grandparents and cousins, most of the guests in attendance were HER FRIENDS. The food was spectacular though.
I put on my facebook timeline what I wanted. I can’t wait for the responses. My short list for birthday wishes could only be met by a real baller or a generous donor. I’ll wait…you never know. Hey! IT’S MY BIRTHDAY. And I’m totally open for surprises. I love books, shoes, fashion, hair adornments, make-up artistry,food, cooking, art, oh, let me just stop, we’ll be here forever.
Most important, I love life and I’m so grateful that I can reach all of you….as I do. It means the world to me.
So, as I await my birthday, I’ll just settle for being so happy and blessed as I age.
The countdown begins…July 8th, here I come!!!