Lubbock, Texas 1970
...to look forward. I have a birthday coming up; a big one. But a normal day, I hope, and not full of too much fanfare. I'm just happy to have made it this far with my sanity and health mostly intact! And I look back at some of my many birthdays, and certain ones really stand out. The above picture was what I have come to look back on as a "turning point" birthday. I was 10, so my mother has 11 candles on my birthday cake. I'm sure she made it from scratch and placed the candles in lifesavers candy. I remember the dress; it was my favorite (also made by her). I was anxious for all of us to finish dinner so we could get on to cake and presents. It was a family affair, but I don't remember who all was there. I got a purse and some money and though that doesn't seem like much, I remember being very happy. Within months my parents would be divorced and mother would have moved her three kids to Galveston.
So my next birthday was very different, to say the least...
But I think that it's good to look back; I am so glad those days are far away,
and life now is very different for me and birthdays are, too.
And that's a good thing!