Tuesday, 15 July 2014

16th of July, the day I was born...


I was born in Maracibo, Venezuela , the 16th of July, 1972. My Mother’s name was Carmen Matilde Jimenez Arrieta. My father – biological because who never looked after me, is Luis Emilio Ortiz who is still alive. I am the youngest of 10 siblings on my Mother's side.

My Mother always made of my birthday a big deal. She made sure I felt it was my especial day. Even though, she couldn’t afford to have a party, she always managed to have a cake for me, she would sing Happy Birthday and get me to blow the candles, so of course, every year I couldn’t wait for next year so I could repeat the whole celebration all over again.

To this date, I still feel my birthday is so super special. I feel honoured to be turning ages. I am grateful to be alive, I am grateful to be human, I am grateful to be the person I am,  I am grateful to be Me…Today I’m turning 42 years of age  and I feel wonderful. I feel fortunate in so many ways and I am very happy to be able to share these great feelings with all of you.

The more we live, the more  we learn and the more we learn, the more we love and the more we love, the more we feel alive. So I am going to take this opportunity to convey this message to all of you: Feel good about turning ages, be good to yourself and to others. Age is just a number, a simple number, what is more significant and meaningful is the way you feel deep inside of you, that’s what matters, what really matters.
Thank you so much for reading this blog and for wishing me a Happy Birthday…I sincerely appreciate it from the bottom of my heart…Thank you!
                                                     

This is me at 42, I feel & look great

With love

Marlon/Marlife

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