Birthday Thoughts

in #blog2 years ago

birthday-947438_1920.jpg

Source

So, today I am turning 31.

I remember when my mom turned 30. Back then I was already 7 years old. She was sooo depressed of getting old. Ha-ha. Now, when I have a child on my own, I look at her and I think how fast the time has passed for her and me. Just a quick blink and I am a grown-up having a family on my own. I guess it will be pretty soon when I come to the point in which I will turn 51 instead of 31. Just like my mom turned 54 and wondered where did the time go?

I have her genes of having grey hair a bit too early. I had my first grey hair at the age of 21 :/ On the other hand, my father’s hair is still quite dark although he is turning 63 in January. My cousin has my father’s and my aunt’s (her mother’s) genes. She is turning 38 in April and still doesn’t have a single grey hair.

Nevertheless, I am thankful for the chance of having grey hairs. I also hope to be lucky enough to get old and have all the grey hair in the world... Not everyone gets that chance.

Almost a year ago when I was nine months pregnant I accidentally ran over a schoolmate of mine - Stephan. We used to be friends in high school although we lost touch after graduating. At first, I couldn’t recognize him because his hair was as white as snow. He said that probably his cancer medicine caused it. He fought bravely for eight mounts but lost the battle at the beginning of October.

I have been thinking about him every day since I met him last January. Maybe because I felt somehow guilty for having a baby while he was fighting death. Life could be sooo cruel! Psychologists call it survivor’s guilt. I thought that writing to you about Stephan would help me let him go. Let him rest in peace.

Maybe meeting Stephan also reminded me about my husband who has been having poor health for a while. There were a couple of times that I was very frightened about him… We are sooo lucky for having each other and our little baby Ru.

Today I was looking at baby Ru thinking how grateful I am for him. Having him was a struggle for us. Not that kind of a struggle which some couples have, but still we went through a lot.

So, here we are today. I hope we are all healthy. I hope for a bigger family and more children playing around. We will figure out the rest.

Life, thank you for having my birthday today!

birthday-2611564_1920.jpg

Source

Sort:  

Happy belated birthday! My late fathers, step-dads, and brothers are all November. And mine next Mine next monday - 40, yikes.

Nevertheless, I am thankful for the chance of having grey hairs. I also hope to be lucky enough to get old and have all the grey hair in the world... Not everyone gets that chance.

Thanks for the perspective though, you are right, and we should wear are grey hairs with fortune and pride :)

Thank you very much @abh12345!

My late fathers, step-dads, and brothers are all November. And mine next Mine next monday

I am not into astrology at all, but one thing I know for sure - people born in November and December are the best! ;) Haha.

40, yikes.

A friend of mine called it level 4 when she turned 40. It sounds a bit cooler :D Only the best players go to the next level ;)

We have to be the best to be born during the longest nights, I get jealous of those having barbecues for their celebrations!

Level 4 sounds much better, I'll be using that this next week :)

I get jealous of those having barbecues for their celebrations!

Me, too. Well, we can always try to have a barbeque in the middle of the living room but I guess, it will never feel the same :D And sooner or later someone will call the police and the fire brigade :D

Happy Birthday @insight-out. I hope you will have a nice day and above that a long, healthy and happy life :)

:D Thank you @mcnestler! :D You are very kind! :)

Congratulations @insight-out! You have completed the following achievement on the Steem blockchain and have been rewarded with new badge(s) :

You received more than 250 as payout for your posts. Your next target is to reach a total payout of 500
You published more than 20 posts. Your next target is to reach 30 posts.

Click here to view your Board of Honor
If you no longer want to receive notifications, reply to this comment with the word STOP

To support your work, I also upvoted your post!

You can upvote this notification to help all Steemit users. Learn why here!

Happy birthday, Val!!!
Hehe everything is relative and I smile at your musings and calculations as I sometimes experiment them too 😅
I'm 39 and damn.. I've to hurry and order this baby thing soon (can I have a discount? It's cyber-Monday today they say). I feel very close to you and your growing family.. it's seeable that you're a wonderful couple, that passed together through difficoulties and came out stronger. I wish you and your family all the best in life, God bless you! Your friend, F3nix.

Thank you so much for your kind words, @f3nix! I must say that I feel a little better knowing you are already 39. He-he (here comes the devil smile :D).

About the baby thing. I don't know if Cyber Monday would work :D And I am not sure whether babies come with a discount :D However, I am pretty sure that you get an everyday joy in the bill. So, it is quite a good investment :D

Hugs from me, dear @f3nix! <3

Haaa you feel better huh?! How sadic you are.. but beware that the 40s treshold is there at the horizon 😜
About the baby, I think that your idea of the joy for the bill is brilliant and poetic. Take care!

I saw it late. So belated happy birthday. May life always being you health and joy. By the way, I too have that gene for early onset of grey hair. Or, maybe it's just stress of PhD, like people tell me.

Thank you, @scienceblocks!

Grey hairs or not, we still rock :D

Belated Happy Birthday to you, Valeria!

I hope you had a fine day and a lovely celebration. You did some heart warming contemplation on what to be grateful for.

May Stephan rest in peace.

I smile reading that you are looking forward getting grey hair. From that perspective it makes sense and is not a big deal. It reminds me of a little anecdote.

A girl asks her mother: "Mommy, why do you have grey hair?" And the mother answers: "Every time you cause me trouble, another grey hair appears on my head." A brief moment goes by, the girl is visibly thinking. Finally she says: "Grandma has a lot of grey hair!"

Stay well!

Sincerely,
Erika

Thank you, Erica! :D The anecdote is brilliant. I shall read it to my Mom :D

:-D - it is. And so easy to keep. I love jokes which stick to the mind.

Congratulations @insight-out! You have completed the following achievement on the Steem blockchain and have been rewarded with new badge(s) :

You made more than 900 upvotes. Your next target is to reach 1000 upvotes.

Click here to view your Board of Honor
If you no longer want to receive notifications, reply to this comment with the word STOP

Do not miss the last post from @steemitboard:

Saint Nicholas challenge for good boys and girls

You can upvote this notification to help all Steemit users. Learn why here!