Tuesday, July 01, 2008

40 Somethings About Me #1

Guess what? This month I turn forty years old! Believe it or not, I'm rather excited about it, though I couldn't say why.

birthday cake

To celebrate, I'm going to write 40 blogs this month, each with a special little tidbit about me :)

Because of course, I know you are dying to know yet more juicy facts about yours truly.

I want to do a contest too. I was sort of stumped on what to do, until Danyelle came up with a great idea. Thanks Danyelle!

Whomever comes up with the most creative, fun or just plain tickles-my-fancy Birthday Greeting for me sometime in the month of July, I will give THEM a gift in honor of my birthday: My very most favorite ever book: Book One of The Fionavar Tapestry, The Summer Tree.

So, here's my first tidbit about me: I was never meant to happen ... at least not in my mom's opinion. My parents had four children, nicely spaced, ages, 8, 10, 12 and 15 (or something like that.) My parents' marriage was on the rocks so my mom didn't want to have me. However, in those days, both parents had to agree to the abortion--Dad did not agree (obviously.)

Little did Mom know that Heavenly Father had a plan that was entirely different from hers and that I was, in fact, meant to be.

I was born on the 20th of July at 4:15 in the afternoon. For the rest of my life, my Mom wouldn't even wish me Happy Birthday until 4:15. I think that qualifies as some sort of child abuse, don't you?

I have three brothers, the oldest of the kids, and then my sister. She was thrilled to get me ... her own little baby doll to play with.

Happy Birthday Month to Me!