Thursday, March 21, 2013

42



 
42 years ago I was born on my grandmother’s birthday. My mother left for the hospital the day before with the birthday cake she’d baked for her mother unfrosted. On the way, she said to my father, "I hope this baby waits to be born on my mother’s birthday!" My father replied as he sped along the highway, "I hope this baby waits to be born at the hospital!"
 
(me at 3, left, with my sister Jessica)
 

Perhaps it was this auspicious beginning and perhaps it has to do with being born on the first day of Spring, but I have always, always held my birthday as an extra special, personal holiday. To me, celebrating my birthday is celebrating my life. An extra piece of cake. (With a huge sugary frosting flower on top, please!) An extra spring in my step. "Happy Birthday to me!" playing in my head. And a huge smile on my face. "It’s my birthday!" I tell absolutely everyone, followed by my age. 42 today!

 

18 comments:

Lelainia N. Lloyd said...

Happy Birthday Amy! Tomorrow I turn 42! I was 3 weeks late and I like to think it's because I was born in Manitoba, home of Canadian winter and I was holding out for spring. *grins* There sure are alot of us March babies in the art world. Have a great day!

Julie Clark said...

I love that picture. We have old prints that have that same dated border. Feels very good to hold them and "remember the day." I think it is so wonderful that you hold your birthday dear in your heart. I think your outlook on life in general is so positive and uplifting. Love to ya. Julie from Texas

Amy said...

Happy Birthday Sweet Girl!! Hope you have a wonderful day!!!

Kelly K said...

Happy Birthday dear sweet Amy! I hope you have a super spectacular day of celebration! Woohoo 42!

Debby said...

Happy Birthday and I hope you eat cake all day long.

Dawn said...

Happy Birthday!!!!! Your smile is like a perfect spring day.
Blessings on you this day.
D xo

laurie -magpie ethel said...

Happy, happy day to you! I love that you tell people it is your birthday (I do the same thing!)
Hope it is wonderful and magical and full of yummy cake! Enjoy

Lisa said...

Well, now I know why I am so drawn to your blog! We are birthday buddies, exactly 10 years apart. Yes, I am the older one! Happy Birthday to one who has given me so much pleasure.

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

It is a very special day indeed ! and may it be a very happy and blessed one, but really Amy, you should celebrate for at least a week.
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kmore said...

Hope your day is full of happy, happy things! Best wishes!

charlotte said...

happy, happy birthday, sweet Amy!

Abbey Crafton said...

Priceless! Happy Birthday!

Lucy said...

I LOVE my birthday too! Wishing you a fabulous birthday celebration with your family!! :)

barbarah said...

♫ Happy Birthday to you!♫

martha brown said...

Happy Late Birthday, Amy!

Sandy C said...

Happy belated birthday Amy! You look fabulous btw!

Sandy xox

Lori Bei Durst said...

Always enjoy your posts when I check in Amy.
HAPPY HEALTHY BIRTHDAY WISHES TO YOU ! :o)

noodle and lou said...

that is just the sweetest! happy (very) belated birthday dear amy!! hooray for 42! xo