Happy Birthday to...Me!
Today is an important birthday for me, though it is not what some might call my "belly button birthday."
I can tell you that I am grateful to God and for the friends who have helped me along the way. I am grateful for the fellowship to which we belong.
I can tell you that my writing--particularly my poetry--is what I have poured into the emptiness left behind.
It's good that we are not privileged to know the future. Had you told me 17 years ago what my life would be like today, I would not have gone through what I have to get here.
I can tell you that it is a sweet gift.
I can tell you that I would not trade my life today for anyone else's life.