Well, My Birthday Is Coming Up…And I’m Just Peachy!

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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.

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The countdown begins…July 8th, here I come!!!

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27 comments on “Well, My Birthday Is Coming Up…And I’m Just Peachy!

  1. Tyrone says:

    Happy Born Day Sis! Wish you many more and much success. A long and fruitful life…The Mission!

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  2. TheOriginalBlackWoman13 says:

    Happy B-day! and Happy Belated B-day if your b-day has already passed! Much Blessings!

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  3. N.S. says:

    Have a good birthday

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  4. happy birthay!! Have you nice day!

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  5. callmekinky says:

    Happy born day! Cancers are lovely people. My born day is 7/11

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  6. lejubon says:

    Happy birthday! You know the saying “black don’t crack! ” Thank you for a wonderful blog! I’ve learned a lot since I’ve discovered it.

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  7. ChildofRa says:

    Happy Birthday

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  8. It must be a thing for people like us born in July, because I LOVE my birthday too. I have a good friend whose bday is one day before mine and she is the same way.
    I will be celebrating all month with you! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

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  9. aww I am so happy for you, happy birthday in advance and in honour of this jubilant and momentous occasion I bequeath to you the gift of song and happiness in the form of the powerful and sensational Miss Patti LaBelle singing Forever Young

    And Not Forgetting Mr Stevie Wonder and his hit song Happy Birthday

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  10. Have a Blessed and Fulfilled Born Day. I like the wording you chose ( as you age ) as opposed to getting older. Like fine wine, We just get better with time…Love your mind!!!

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  11. Mine is coming up too. Are a Leo too? Happy Bornday Angel! I’m sure you’re aging well. I bet you’re a fine looking woman. A perfect 10! 🙂

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