"The woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep, and miles to go before I sleep."

Sunday, April 05, 2009

Only A Number

For wine & cheese ... age counts.
For you ... it doesn't matter.

When we were younger
milestones to reach.
Very special birthdays
with lessons to teach.

Thirteen and sixteen
both deserve stars.
For emotional drama
and piloting cars.

And eighteen and twenty one
follow in a blink.
Allowing us to vote
and legally drink.

But then something happens
the word becomes dirty.
As each passing birthday
brings us closer to thirty.

The excitement then fades
as the years they fly by.
With the Big Four – O
on the horizon looming nigh.

But it passes too
and soon fifty awaits.
Making us leery
of our annual dates.

But do not despair
for I love you my dear.
On this day of celebration
of your forty ninth year.

And always remember
it’s YOU the day is for.
For age is but a number
and absolutely nothing more.

Happy Birthday Beth!


Fe-lady said...

Happy Birthday! (49-again?) :-)

Tell her she looks MUCH younger than 49! WoW!

Fe-lady said...

And thanks for the Easter greetings and Photos! You all looked so great! Hope it was a wonderful day!

Anne said...

Wow, Beth looks terrific. I'm right behind her but don't think I'll hold up as well as she has.