Happy Birthday To Me

Happy Birthday To Me

By Janice Croze

46 today. I am still here, baby. I have more pounds and wrinkles than I want. But I am still here — and I will never be as young as I am today!

My dad died when he was 56 of a brain aneurism and his dad died at 42 of a brain aneurism.

My dad was always sure he would die young – the age his dad died a marker he couldn’t ignore.

Just as my dad did, I can’t ignore the marker of my father’s early death.


Only ten years older than I am.

He had packed so much into his years. He traveled all over the world. He had lived more in 56 years than most ever will.

If I only had a decade left, would I do anything differently?

Would you?

I am not sure.

But I do know I need to stop counting the pounds and the wrinkles. ‘Cause baby, I am still here and I got some serious living still to do!

Happy Day to us all!


Happy Birthday To Me

Janice Croze is a blogger and photographer based in Vancouver, Canada. In 2006, Janice and her twin sister, Susan Carraretto, started their family lifestyle blog, 5 Minutes for Mom.

When I saw my friend Janice’s Facebook post today, I asked her if I could turn it into a blog post and share it with you. It makes you really think and take stock. Birthday wisdom from a great birthday girl.

Happy Birthday To Me

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