Happy Birthday, Honey

by Lisa Rosen on May 23, 2011

Lee turns fifty today.

Yeah–it’s kind of a big one.  I don’t usually make a big fuss about birthdays, just because we’re all usually too busy, but this one is definitely on my mind.

Rosen men don’t usually live to see 60.  I know there are no guarantees–for any of us–and Lee has certainly spent the last thirteen years improving his odds, but it’s hard to ignore the family history.  I don’t want to be morbid, but I also don’t want to be in denial.

The early manifestation of Lee’s heart disease was, in a lot of ways, a good thing.  It prompted him to get his health on track.  It reminds us (and still does, daily) to live our lives intentionally and without regrets.  We try to be conscious of appreciating each day, because we know, more clearly than some people seem to, that our days are numbered.

But I’m really not ready for our days to be over–not even close.  We’re having too much fun.

Here’s to the love of my life–I can’t wait to celebrate your sixtieth birthday with you, my darling.

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Darin R. McClure May 23, 2011 at 6:43 pm

One of the highlights of Blog World for us was having breakfast with Lee, Happy Birthday!!! Keep eating the oatmeal you will live forever!

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Amelia May 24, 2011 at 7:22 am

Happy Birthday Lee!
Put a candle in that oatmeal and celebrate!

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