Wednesday, September 30, 2015

45 Years

Exactly 45 years ago today I was given life. I was given the opportunity to become someone. To mark my place on earth and leave a legacy behind.

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). In that special week of September people in US were listening to Ain't No Mountain High Enough by Diana Ross. In UK Tears Of A Clown by Smokey Robinson & The Miracles was in the top 5 hits. Tora! Tora! Tora!, directed by Richard Fleischer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970 .

During these 45 years I have had many ups and downs. I have been hurt physically, emotionally and mentally. I have cried, laughed, loved, and lived. I have done many things I'm not proud of but not ashamed of either, many things that have made me ME! I persevered.

Three children who thus far have given me two grandchildren. I was given the gift of watching my mother become a grandmother and a great-grandmother. A Mother who knew no boundaries, who knew no strangers and who knew how to laugh in the face of any negativity.

I have sisters who we may not see eye to eye on everything but no matter what I love them! I am the middle child, I'm the hard headed one, I'm the one who can be stubborn in my own way. But everything I do is with love and comes from deep within my heart.

The year of 1970 produced a song Ain't No Mountain High Enough. To me those words right there resound loudly in my mind always. To me THERE IS NO MOUNTAIN HIGH ENOUGH for me to accomplish what goals are in my mind or in my heart. It took me 45 years to accomplish little goals that other take for granted but Lord willing I'll accomplish many more between now and my next 45 years.

I'm 45 and it's great to be alive!