Yes, today is my birthday. I am 47 today. Getting older, but hopefully getting better too. My life has improved a lot in those years, particularly the past 7 or 8 years, I guess.
I can feel that I am getting older, though. They say that my age is still young, and I suppose it is, but I don’t feel like I did when I was in my 20′s or even in my 30′s, I feel older, a bit slower and such. But, still good though.
Feyma took me out for lunch today. She told me to choose the place, and I did. She was surprised at the place I chose, because it is a simple place, but that is where I felt like going. Sad thing is that she was right, the food was not so good. It was OK, but just OK. I could have chosen somewhere that was really good, but those places we go to normally, and I felt like something different today.
My young niece, Nicole is here celebrating my birthday with me. Nicole is just 5 years old, and over the past few months she has been coming and staying with us regularly. I am a bit scared, becuase I am really falling head over heals in love with the girl. She has a special place in my heart. I am scared that one of these times when she comes to visit, I won’t be able to say goodbye to her. I am nearly at that point now.
Anyway, I want to thank my family and friends for making this birthday a special one for me. I remember the days when it was all about what kind of present you would get. These days, honestly, that kind of thing matters little to me. If I want “stuff” I can go buy whatever I would like to have. But, friendships and family relations are the most important, and those are priceless. Thank you everybody!