It's my birthday today and it is still surprising to me that I am alive to celebrate it. So many years ago, I was told that I had just a few years to live. Birthdays were difficult but Christmas' were even harder. Was this my last Christmas? It wasn't until we celebrated our 40th Anniversary and my 60th birthday three years ago that i began to rejoice instead of dread these markers.
We are jumping in the new/old car for a nice drive up through Marin County to a fancy casino. We probably won't stay too long as it is the drive that we cherish. Later, we'll have a light dinner and I am sure I will be talking on the phone a lot today.
William sent the most beautiful arrangement of flowers with the sweetest note attached. White hydrangeas and tulips. Stunning. He is going to phone later today.
A quiet birthday. A celebration of survival.