Saturday, December 02, 2006


Celebrate, one and all, in the birth of our dear friend Chelan. Today she turns 28 (just like me) and is one year closer to being older. "When are you older?" one might ask. That is something I, too, have been pondering. Is it when there's more silver in your mouth than white? Some could debate that. Is it when you have more skin than fat to fill it up? Some, too, could debate that problem. Maybe it's when you have a fair amount of grey hair. I'm afraid even that is debatable. Remember that one dude on American Idol that was totally grey? He definetely was not "older". What about losing memory? Then again, you could just be pregnant or it could be a coping mechanism to save you from horrible childhood memories. In that case, you might not be "older" at all! You know you're getting older when dinner time moves from 6pm all the way up to 3pm, and sleeping in means you wake up at 5:30am. You're probably getting "older" when you look at everyone around you and think "Why does everyone look so young?" If you thought to yourself just now, "I think that all the time," then face it, you might be "older" now!

Happy Birthday, Chezam!


Ben said...

More than a "Happy Birthday," I would like to wish Chelan a really big congratulations for making it one more week with that husband of hers. Chelan, your life is the purest example of Jesus' command to "take up your cross and follow me."

dodyb said...

Happy Bithday Martha!!

oh darn,,,I guess I am older cause I was wondering why someone so young has such as 'old' name.

Chezam said...

thank you, thank you, one and all... it's true, I'm closer to being "older," however I haven't reached that ubiquitous stage of olderness yet. I think you know you're not "older" if your kids are still in the imaginary stages of childhood. For instance, right now my daughter has informed me that her name is Jen and her baby Jake has diarrhea in his mouth and they must get to doctor rightaway. But don't worry, her other baby, Amelia, is staying back to watch her puppy Zoe (who cannot be left alone under any circumstance!). You see, I believe being "older" involves having fantasies of these types that are all your own and real to you once again, rather than watching your children have them.

Anonymous said...

Does anybody notice how nobody responded to Ben's little "comment"? Kind of a metaphor for Ben's life if you ask me.

Hey Ben, rather than use Jesus to bash others perhaps you should start loving him? Think about dear, sweet friend. I love you and forgive you. Maybe then people would actually listen to what you say without rolling their eyes and whispering a quick prayer. That would be nice.


Anonymous said...

first, happy birthday chelan. second of all... allow me to impart some wisdom on aging.. when you go to a rock concert with your former youth minister (and current senior pastor) are joined by someone who graduated with your brother ANNNDDD last but not least.. run into the youngest child of your former pulpit minister... then I dare say.. you are freaking Old.