I Am 56



Today is my 56th birthday.

Sometimes it is really stunning to see how fast time zips by.

I was just 16 and in high school. And 21 having my first baby. And 23 having my second. And 25 having my third. And 42 nearly dying from Disseminated Coccidioidomycosis. And 43 marrying Zack in San Francisco. And 47 marrying him legally. And 53 moving back to Orlando.

And today, 56.

The number 56 has always been my favorite number, since 6th grade. I have no clue where it came from, why… how it came to appear on every school jersey, my band jacket, when I had to pick a number between 1 and 100 (and I often won the prize!)… and now my lucky number is my birthday.

I wonder what this year holds for me.

Happy Birth Day to me and my mama!


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