Tuesday, April 24, 2007
In a few days I will be celebrating my 50th birthday! I'll be giving a big birthdayparty on Saturday april 28th in a conferenceroom of the church. I'm very excited about it. At first I wasn't in the mood for a big party but because of Finding You I realized that it's only once that I will become 50, and I don't know about you but 50 has some magic ring to it. In the Netherlands we say that at 50 you see Sarah when you're a woman and Abraham when you're a man! Family and friends can put a large woman/man doll sitting on a chair in your frontyard, place signs with 50 and ask people to honk a couple of times when they pass your house. All kind of weird things can happen! Once I have seen a doll filled with air that was larger than the house! LOL To watch this at somebody elses place is okay by me but I'm not sure I like it in my front yard. I suppose I would feel a little bit embarressed. I'm kind of shy and more of a background person.
The latest news is that there are almost 50 people coming to my birthdayparty, kids included!
Even my 100 old aunt Maaike is coming! Isn't that great! She was so pleased that I asked her. She is quiet a lady. Still living on her own in Groningen.
I hope I can take some pictures of her on my birthday and then I will post them on my blog.
The picture of me was taken by my neighbour Esther. I really don't look like almost 50, don't you think? It runs in the family, my aunt doesn't look like 100 either (or is it neither? I always get confused over this!)!