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Topic: Before and After (05/14/09)
TITLE: Half a Century isn't so bad
By naomi cassata
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As I left the mirror, I had all these thoughts running through my head, Botox, hair dye, wonder how much a brow lifter would cost? My daughter was picking me up, with my two grandkids, to take me out for my, half century, I mean 50th birthday. Anyway, I had to put these thoughts behind me and enjoy the moment. But I promised myself that as soon as I had a chance, I would get started on striping 15 years off my face. When my grandkids came running through the front door, my littlest grandchild, Holly, she is only three, gives me the biggest granny hug you could imagine saying “Happy Birday gwanny.” I smiled bigger…oops I thought, don’t want to add any more lines. Then my grandson, who is five, added “Granny, how old are you, 33?” What the heck, I had to smile at that. After those sweet comments, I realized it doesn’t matter how wrinkly I am, how deflated my lips are or how white my hair is, my family loves me despite my flaws. I said a quick thank you to God for reminding me how blessed I was to be given 50 years of my life and enjoy the most important little blessings.
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