On my 16th Birthday I woke up with a high fever and a painful throat. I had an enlarged liver, sores on the outside of my lungs that made breathing uncomfortable. My doctor confirmed mononucleosis and it was actually something (blood infection of some sort) that plagued me until I was 24 years old.
A full day, she had:
“Happy Birthday” sung to her in German, Spanish and Dutch;
Decorative Snow in a Can;
fun at the beach(es);
fresh flounder pescados (fish tacos) with fresh guacamole/salsa/beans @ Lucy’s Bakery & Cafe;
chocolate swirled cheesecake with choco-whip;
a taste of Meralyn’s chocolate wine on the rocks;
snorkelled to her hearts delight (or she got too cold);
watched Finding Neverland;
time by the campfire with neighbours.;
collection of fresh flowers.
What was missing?
her big sisters (& Marin and Seth) ;
That brought sadness, but otherwise she seemed to have had a great birthday.
Congratulations, Danaka, on turning 16. You’re a survivor!!!
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