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Thursday, July 10, 2008

ANNIVERSARIES....

ANNIVERSARIES


Today is the 28th anniversary of moving my 26 year old New York self to San Diego.
I have lived longer here than in my home state of New York. They say once a New Yorker, always a New Yorker. I still have a loud, say what I think personality, drive fast and talk fast. As years pass, and life experience change a person, I have mellowed a little. It has been an interesting 28 years with sad times, happy times (my wedding anniversary of April 11th) and moments I sometimes wish never happened, like the day my daughter was diagnosed with Leukemia at the age of 18 months. I’ll never forget February 10th, 1993. Then there is the anniversary of her bone marrow transplant, May 30th, 1995. That day is an anniversary to always celebrate, and for a quite a few years we went to Disneyland to acknowledge her surviving that disease and all the pain and suffering our entire family experienced. Right now, she is upstairs blasting music in her room. She turns seventeen next month. Let’s raise a glass of bubbly to that one!

7 comments:

Pat said...

This is a wonderful anniversary to celebrate, Linda! The celebration of a second chance at life! How wonderful for your daughter -- so happy for all of you!
Hugs, Pat

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

Oh my gosh, let's raise a glass to that indeed!

Thanks for stopping by my blog. It's always nice to "meet" NY transplants and learn where they moved on to (I came thisclose to moving to San Diego c. 10 years ago. But I had just met a guy...and something told me to stick around, which was very unlike me. He's sitting here in the room with me so I guess I made the right decision. ;-)

Cucina Cara Mia said...

Thanks ladies for your good thoughts on my daughter's anniversary! I need to be reminded of miracles some days more than others. Happy Sunday...

janie said...

Where are you from in NY? I too moved here from the east coast (grew up in NY)-I came in July too, 24 years ago! My family is still in the town where I grew up.I still miss the east, even after all these years.

Glad to hear there's a happy ending to your daughter's story.

Cucina Cara Mia said...

Janie - I am from North Babylon, New York, what is the name of your blog - I can't link into it from mine!

Janie said...

Hi again-I'm paninigirl@wordpress.com! I've tried to use the "open ID" here to leave a comment here, but it doesn't work for me.

My Notting Hill said...

What a happy anniversary - May 30, 1995! Put all the loud music in perspective. Cheers!