Today is my 47th birthday. It is my first birthday since age 20 that my name is back to the one I was born with. Truthfully, it feels awkward having a different name after so many years…I can’t quite get it right. I keep writing and saying the wrong name!
How should I celebrate? With cookies? With cake? With a simple, quiet day?
The decision has just been made for me. It is storming here and there is a possibility of flooding. I hope not, but it is there.
That makes for a quiet day at home. No makeup. No contact lenses. Glasses…both regular and reading. T-shirt and jeans. Hot tea. Homework. Maybe a non-textbook book or magazine. Cooking my favorite meal. Making fresh bread. Time with 2 of my children.
I do believe this is a day I didn’t know that I had been waiting for.
Pure joy. Pure peace. Rest for my soul. The best birthday a girl could wish for!