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I Am In AWE!!!

Friday, July 02, 2010

Today (Thursday) is my Birthday and I have to tell you that I am in complete AWE of the support and good wishes I have received today! I have to give a BIG shout out to my teammates on the "JUST DO IT" team! You guys rock big time!!!! Another BIG shout out to my WONDERFUL SparkBuddies!!!! You all are just AWEsome!!!! Thank you so much for helping me to have such a special day and it really has been special!!!

Today is the day that I start really living instead of living in fear. Right after I turned four years old my dad died of a massive heart attack at the age of forty. For most of my life I have had this unreasonable fear of dying before I turned forty-one. Today I am forty-one!!!! Today I have outlived my dad's age!!! Today I am loving that I am alive and healthy and loving life!!!! I know it may seem a little odd to be so excited to be forty-one, but it has been a major hurdle in my life. I have held myself back out of fear of dying. I also have two sisters that have had heart attacks by the age of forty-six. Their heart attacks don't scare me too much thank goodness. Not to say that I won't be happy when I reach forty-seven without incident, because I will be overjoyed!!!! I am in better health than either of them were though and I have had my heart looked at and I am now feeling confident that it will not be my heart that takes me down. I am excited to finally start LIVING!!!!

Thank you all so much for being a part of this momentous birthday!!! I wish for all of you that you live your BEST life!!! Life is great even with the hurdles we have to cross over. Embrace it and live it to the fullest!!!
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