December 19th was my birthday. Forty has mistakenly been called the “Over the Hill” age but I intend to live to be 100 therefore not even half my life is over. I have told my family they cannot consider me old until I reach at least 99 but by then I will have started counting backwards so you may never again know my real age (hehe). My day started with breakfast in bed and ended with a party given by our South African family and hosted by my dear friend Liezel Essop. I was very blessed by the royal treatment. There is never a day that goes by when I do not think of and miss my family in the States but it is a huge blessing to have very close friends around the world. I feel very loved and treasured. Thank you to all of you who made my birthday so special with visits, cards, calls and emails.