Time flies so fast, it has been 29 years since my beloved mother gave birth to me last September 5, 1981. If only I have the power to hinder the coming of age, I will certainly do it. It is not because I am afraid of wrinkles and a much slower metabolism, but rather I am anxious when it comes to my accomplishments by the time I will reach the age of 30. So much with that, I have to face the present first before the future catches me.
I had a different feeling during my birthday 2 days ago. I just can't find the exact word to describe what I truly felt. Maybe I yearned the birthday celebrations I had years ago. I usually had a birthday party at home or in a fine resto where my family and friends gathered to celebrate with me. It was so heartwarming to hear the laughter and cheers of my guests, not to mention the birthday greetings and presents I received. This year, I only had a homey celebration with my husband. The simplest birthday I ever had. If only I had lots of money, I wanted to have a birthday party just like the old days or spend it somewhere. Unfortunately, we were on a tight budget this time. I am currently unemployed while waiting for my appointment as a Medical Officer in a government hospital. Life really is a constant change. Nevertheless, I am still grateful to God for the life He had given me, the unconditional and incomparable love of my family and the overwhelming thoughtfulness of my friends.