Birthday Celebration Part 1

50yearoldme.jpgMy 50th birthday started with a cardiac workout at the gym. As I pressed the age setting on the treadmill, I found it a bit strange to press 5-0 on the screen. Later that night as I applied a concealer on the brown spots around my cheekbone, I discern a few fine lines on my face , the sign of wrinkles starting to show. I wear these fine lines like battle scars with a badge of courage. Aging is truly a state of mind. I approach my life with a child-like curiousity , eager to embrace everything life can offer.

I am full of gratitude for all the blessings in my life. Inspite of all the pain, I have transcended beyond it and am now in a state of my new normal life. Part of this new normal is moving to our new home. Together with my birthday celebration, I finally had our house blessed by a seminarian, the representative of our parish priest. I am touched by the life story of Brother Hernan. He also lost a sibling and at the age of 5 years old, he was reared by his grandparents because his parents separated soon after his sibling’s death. Instead of growing up bitter, he chose to be a compassionate brother willing to serve God for the rest of his life. The house blessing was even more meaningful as he spoke of love.

That our house will be blessed with love even if conflicts arise now and then.
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I smile across the room towards where my husband stood and beamed a wide smile.
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Without saying a word, we know that love should always rule our household.
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And so it was my birthday wish that my family , friends and loved ones continue to have peace, good health and love in their lives.
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I am blessed that my relatives live in our new neighborhood, the same place where my kids have treasured childhood memories.

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I relax at my lounging chair as Lauren takes a photo of me enjoying the rest of my 50th birthday celebration.
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Noemi Lardizabal-Dado (1346 Posts)

You may contact Noemi (noemidado @ gmail.com) for speaking and consultancy services in the following areas: Parenting in the Digital Age (includes pro-active parenting on cyber-bullying and bullying) ; Social Business ; Reinventing One’s Life; and social media engagement. Our parenting workshop is called "Prep to Prime (P2P): Parenting in the Digital Age (An Un­Workshop)" P2P Un­Workshops are conducted by two golden women in their prime, Noemi and Jane, who have a century’s worth of experience between them. They are both accomplished professionals who chose to become homemakers. This 180­degree turn also put them on a different life course which includes blogging, social media engagement and citizen advocacy. They call their un­workshops Prep to Prime or P2P, for short, to emphasize the breadth of their parenting experience. They tackle different aspects and issues of parenting ­­ from managing pregnancies, prepping for the school years of children, dealing with househelp, managing the household budget, to maximizing one’s prime life and staying healthy through the senior years.


About Noemi Lardizabal-Dado

You may contact Noemi (noemidado @ gmail.com) for speaking and consultancy services in the following areas: Parenting in the Digital Age (includes pro-active parenting on cyber-bullying and bullying) ; Social Business ; Reinventing One’s Life; and social media engagement. Our parenting workshop is called "Prep to Prime (P2P): Parenting in the Digital Age (An Un­Workshop)" P2P Un­Workshops are conducted by two golden women in their prime, Noemi and Jane, who have a century’s worth of experience between them. They are both accomplished professionals who chose to become homemakers. This 180­degree turn also put them on a different life course which includes blogging, social media engagement and citizen advocacy. They call their un­workshops Prep to Prime or P2P, for short, to emphasize the breadth of their parenting experience. They tackle different aspects and issues of parenting ­­ from managing pregnancies, prepping for the school years of children, dealing with househelp, managing the household budget, to maximizing one’s prime life and staying healthy through the senior years.

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  • http://gailey.wordpress.com gailey

    happy birthday!

  • http://www.guitarchic.net Riz

    You’re 50? Doesn’t show at all. 🙂

    Happy Birthday po! More years, more blessings, more of God in your life, more love. 🙂 God bless! 🙂

  • http://zitrozil.blogspot.com Lizzz

    HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY! 🙂

  • http://kontrabida.com karen

    you don’t look 50…you look at least 10 years younger.

    happy birthday! 🙂

  • http://linnor.marikit.net/ Linnor

    More years to your life and more life to your years!!!

    Happy birthday! 😀

  • http://sasha-says.com sasha

    Happy birthday, tita! 🙂

  • http://docuventaries.livejournal.com/ Christianne

    Happy birthday! I love the cake, and the term “Prime Time Mom” 😀

  • http://www.macuha.com/ marhgil

    happy birthday!

  • http://awbholdings.com Arbet

    Happy birthday! I wish you all the happiness, success, and love.

  • http://www.tingog.com Nick

    Uhmm.. did i read mark’s comment right?????

    Noemi, you may have a fan on your hands there..

  • http://aboutmyrecovery.com Noemi

    @nick- oops didn’t see that. Deleted Mark’s comment

    Thank you everyone for the birthday greetings! This is just part 1. More to go

  • http://timeandtide.prepys.com/ rhodora

    Happy Birthday, Noemi! It’s great to be a golden girl. Trust me!

    P.S. You don’t look 50, by the way. 🙂

  • http://dhost.info/alaeh mr nice ash

    Happy Birthday!

  • http://www.noneed4ink.com maki

    Happy Birthday Mrs. Dado 😀 . The basket cake is nice (Suddenly I want to eat cake) and it’s really wonderful to see a family together smiling and building a home in a new house. 🙂

  • http://www.homeworked.blogspot.com raqgold

    happy birthday, prime 50 is in!

  • http://feistymomma.com dexie

    Awwww. Your happiness is evident, in pictures and definitely in words. *mwah*

  • http://kwentongwalangkwenta.blogspot.com auee

    happy happy birthday… you look so happy, talagang beaming smile
    🙂

  • http://www.tabulas.com/~geri geri

    love the hair, the cake!

  • http://www.baratillo.net Juned

    Hi Noemi, Happy Birthday! 🙂

  • http://www.mumskitchentable.blogspot.com/ MM del Rosario

    Happy Birthday and more blogging years ahead. God Bless. . .
    MM

  • http://www.aaronroselo.net Aaron Roselo

    happy birthday! my mom’s turning 50 as well soon, heh.

  • http://www.clifframos.blogspot.com Cliff

    More years to come! God bless and happy 18th birthday! 🙂

  • http://mysoulfulthoughts.blogspot.com/ Rach

    Belated Happy Birthday Noemi! I wish you the best of health, wonderful opportunities and more promising years ahead.

    It’s nice that you had your home blessed as well. I’m sure the blessing will invite more positive energy into your lives. Take care and God bless.

  • http://www.manilamom.com Manila Mom

    Happy birthday! Wow, we almost have the same bday – mine was on the 15th.

    You look beautiful and really in the prime of life. I’m inspired to do workouts again 😀

  • http://misteryosa.com/ Shari

    Congratulations on getting your house blessed. 🙂

    Happy belated birthday again!

  • http://fengguillermobrum.wordpress.com feng

    better late than never…

    belated HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU NOEMI. 🙂