Blogging is such a great tool to quickly access the moments the writer has captured into words in one particular cross-section of time,
… very much like an online diary thing.
I knew I really wanted to write again in dedication to the moment to which my age technically/biologically/legally changes – present known number plus one.
Little had I realize upon looking back that I had actually penned birthday thoughts on my blog in a biennial pattern. Today would be the third post written in succession to the last one two years ago. You’ll find them in the archives (October 2005, November 2007).
Time flies. Literally. Soon enough it will be another two years.
I told myself not to sound sappy.
Yes. It’s the big 2-5. It is HUGE, isn’t it? No plans on hiding my age there, you would have known if you read my past birthday posts anyway… although the growing number is starting to make me shy and quite uncomfortable. Too many reasons behind that to get into. 🙂
Y’know what would be interesting? To write to future me and perhaps the Lydia-ten-years-older could get going on some answers.
Dear Future Lydia,
Hey. What’s up? Does that term still sound applicable in your time? Btw, you look great for your age. Keep it up. 🙂
I’ve got a ton of questions for you…
Are you still all into that must-keep-yourself-thin? What’s your weight now?
What about your hair? Is it still long? Did you radically make a change somewhere along the line?
Are you still afraid of lizards? It’s ok if you still are. What about cats? How do you feel about them now?
Please tell me that you’ve already learn to swim properly and maybe went scuba-diving at least once!
What about family? How’s mommy and daddy doing? I hope you’re taking good care of them and making sure they’re seeing a good doctor when they’re ill. Don’t pretend you’re all that smart y’know.
Are you married yet? Dating, at least? Seriously?
Are you wiser now? Making better life decisions?
Oh Oh! I hope by now you would have at least seen the Aurora lights and maybe the Grand Canyon? Do you travel a lot? Have you gone to more countries in the South East Asia region, other than Singapore? Did you make a trip to visit your adopted daughter? Have we adopted anymore children?
Please tell me you still dress up a little and that you’re physically fit to still wear heels on nice occasions.
How’s church? Still going on strong, I’m pretty sure. Nothing can be against it when God’s on her side!
Still baking occasionally? Has your cooking and baking skills improved? That’s great. I’m sure they’re all delicious stuff.
What’s been good in your life nowadays? What’s about the not-so-good ones? Are you still glorifying God in all that you do? I’m sure you’re finding Him more and more precious by the day.
I’d love to know how you’re doing. I’ll be waiting here for your reply.
oh… btw. Happy Birthday.