Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy Birthday to Me!

Today I turn 33! Most people dread turning another year older but for me it is a sense of accomplishment. It means I am continuing to beat the odds. I remember being 12 and being told that most people with CF do not make it to 18. So for me turning another year older is a blessing. I try to cherish everyday I am given.

How am I celebrating, you ask. At home with Brian, my dogs and movies. Hopefully, Brian will pick me up a cake on his way home from work. I had wanted to go do something special to ring in the New Year but I have been pushing my luck with my health. I figured the healthier decision was to stay home and rent movies. I am sure Brian would like to do more than watch movies like we do every weekend but he is a good sport and would not celebrate New Years without me. I love that man.

I have so much to look forward to in 2009. I will continue to feel blessed by everyday that is given to me. I will cherish everyday that I am not in the hospital or on IV antibiotics. I will be grateful for everyday that Brian and I both have jobs. I will never take any day for granted and I hope no one else does either.

I hope everyone finds a way to ring in the New Year with friends or family. It doesn't matter if you are at a big celebration or at home as long as you are sharing the night with people you love.

I hope everyone has a safe, happy and most importantly healthy 2009!


Amy said...

Happy Birthday and Happy New Year!!!!!!

I hope both are wonderful :)

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday and many, many, many more to come. Keep that positive attitude into the New Year, I have a feeling it's going to be a great Year and you know I have a knack of seeing into the future. Love you bunches.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Stephanie!! I hope this year is filled with good stuff! :)