Wednesday, June 26, 2013, today is my 72nd birthday! Turning 72 has made me do a bit of thinking. During my lifetime I have made a lot of mistakes but mostly, I have regrets. My biggest regret was not accomplishing anything on my own. I have always relied on someone else. First, it was my parents. Then it was my husband and then [how sad is this] it was my children. I have never worked a full-time job, and I’ve never had the desire to be a successful person in my own right. When I was younger, I dreamt of being a teacher but never did anything to attain that goal. You can call it laziness or you can say I’m not very bright but in reality deep down all I’ve ever wanted was to be a good mother and wife. I didn’t do such a good job with that either. I got married at 19, had my first son Kenny at age 20, had my second son Steven at 23 and was divorced from my first husband at 25. I remarried five years later to the love of my life Mel. With that marriage I became a mother for the third time with Jamie. As my boys grew up I lived vicariously through them. Even today, when they would travel I would want to know every detail of their trips. I I remember years ago when I would buy something the salesperson would say this item would last you the rest of your life and you have a lifetime warranty! Being 72 years old you start to think about that. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not feeling sorry for myself, I’m just facing reality! I’m just beginning to live my own life and trying to be responsible for myself. Whatever happens in the future is just my destiny. But for today, I’m going to have a good birthday, in fact, it’s going to be a wonderful day.