Monday, November 14, 2011


Today is my 27th birthday!! Happy birthday to meeee!  Not.  I hate my birthday and today has not been a great day.
  1. I'm sick. Yup....woke up with a green crusty nose and my head all stuffed up and I feel terrible! Which sucks becuase I was planning on going to the gym to work off the birthday cake I ate last night.
  2. Here is why I really do not like my birthday... :(  In 2007 my friend Michelle had to get scans done for her Melanoma on Nov 14th and she had no one to go with her.  She asked me if I would go with her and of course I took off work to go down to the National Institute of Health with her.  She had to drink barium the whole 2 hour drive down to DC and we just talked the whole time.  She did her scans and I waited with her and tried to make her feel better when she told me how scared she was for the results.  After the scans she was tired from the needles and the barium but we still went to White Marsh for dinner and a little shopping.  We ended up having a really great time and the trip brought us closer than we have ever been.  I will always remember that day and the birthday present she gave me.  She gave me a little wooden angel of caring,.  She told me how happy she was that I could come with her.  This is why I get sad on my birthday, becuase I miss her and always think of the birthday I got to spend with her. It is one of our best memories. 7 months later she passed away from stage IV melanoma.  I keep telling myself to be happy on my birthday for Michelle, becuase she didn't even get to see her 23rd birthday and she would want me to celebrate mine.

1 comment:

  1. wow, what a powereful post- so sorry to hear about your friend.

    Happy birthday none the less ;)