Thursday, October 9, 2008

I made it! I'm in the Youth of Old Age!


I never thought I'd ever live this long. I really didn't. The majority of the women in my family haven't lived past their early 50's. Most of them succumbed to cancer--either breast or colon. I guess I just assumed I'd be lucky to make it to my mid-50's. Now, I'm older than my husband was when he died. He looked forward to being old. I never did. I still don't, but you can't change the clock of time. I guess I am old now. I expect I'll still live for a while. My goal is to live long enough to be a problem to my children! Like my daughter says, "Mom, it's too late for that." I don't think I've accomplished that yet, though, at least, not to my satisfaction! Anyway, as much as I'd like not to say this,



"I am, I am, I am still younger than my children, damnit!"

10 comments:

Deb said...

We discussed your age earlier - & yep I'd agree that six is still definately younger than your children.

Happy Birthday sweet lady!!!
I so wish I could give you a big hug & your gift in person. But, this year at least, you'll just have to make do with a huge cyber hug & a gift that's in the mail..soon ;o)

Not going to say 'never' - 'cos I expect you & I to be around a long while yet....after all I am only 2!

{{{{{{{{Mallory}}}}}}}

Deb said...

Knew I forgot something....
What a great photo of you & Spike.
It's gorgeous!

angelinabeadalina said...

Happy Birthday, Mallory! I'm so happy for you :) Reading your post, feeling the sadness of lost loved ones, feeling the bit of surprise and waking to find yourself where you never expected to be, hearing the youthfulness in your attitude toward life, it's an inspiration. May your coming years be filled with everything that is good and joyful! Birthday hugs and love from Ang

rosebud101 said...

Thanks, Ang and Deb! I know it's going to be a very happy 21st birthday for me--again!

Sharon Driscoll said...

A great big birthday hug and kiss coming your way Miss Mallory! The concept of being old enough to give your children problems is absolutely perfect. Like having pink in my hair - or the tattoo.

The boys cringe, my daughter loves it. They're the ones who need the tweak though, hehehe. Now go do something crazy for yourself. What have you ALWAYS wanted to do....start your list (we all need one) and begin.

You're an inspiration - Ang and I agree. And, I am so so sorry for your loss.

Love and Hugs here too.....

Maggie said...

Mallory, Lots of hugs and wishes come true on your birthday! Wishing you many more years to be an embarrassment to your children, they deserve it and so do you.

I'm a lot older than you, I'm 10,000 years old. At least that's what I used to tell my student. I must be 10,004 by now, lose track at my age.

Pam said...

Happy Birthday Mallory!! You don't look old to me, and I can hear a fighting spirit in there - your daughter doesn't know what's coming (way down the road). Hope you do something fun and fabulous today!

Paula said...

A wonderful picture of you and Spike. Happy Birthday Sweetie!!
{{{{{{{{{Hugs}}}}}}}}}}}}}

Studio Marcy - Marcy Lamberson said...

Mallory, here's wishing you the happiest of birthdays. I know that celebrating keeps you young, so get out there and party it up!

I'm not far behind you and just repeat after me, age is all in the mind.

xo,
Marcy

Paper Girl Productions said...

I just found your blog! What a great post! Happy Bday to you!!