i turned 38 today... wow i am old lol

@roniroxas (10576)
Philippines
July 9, 2008 5:02pm CST
july 10 is my birthday and i turned 38. i am proud of what i've done with my life so far. i dont look like 38 but i am still 38. i have four children who are all teens and i am a single mom. sometimes i am scared that i might not get my children all to finish school but i need to think positively and have faith. though i am not rich and still trying to make both ends meet still i am happy and i Thank God that i am healthy.
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@howard96h (11659)
• New York, New York
9 Jul 08
Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday dear Roni, Happy Birthday to you! Enjoy your special day!
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@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
10 Jul 08
hi there howard. sure your sweet chocolate cake looks inviting. can i have a slice? what do you want to drink while we are having the cake? i love coffee with cake. or ice cold cola lol. thanks for the greeting my friend
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@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
11 Jul 08
thanks for the flowers, lucky it is just in the net for i have asthma and real flowers triggers it. lol. that is so sweet of you. atlast i got a cake without adding weight on me and a bunch of flowers that didnt cost me ashtma. thanks friend.
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@spalladino (17925)
• United States
9 Jul 08
You're not old...you're a baby compared to my 53 years on this earth and I'm not ready to be old yet so you can't be old either. Happy birthday and I wish you many, many more!
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@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
10 Jul 08
thank you for reminding me that i can't be old. yes i think so. having four teens around me makes me feel younger. with the music they play around the house, the choices of movies to watch. i even watch hanna montana.... do you believe that? lol. i even watch cartoons of disney, tom and jerry and japanese anime. i still watch something that is appropriate with my age like csi and house but having teens around me really makes a big difference
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@spalladino (17925)
• United States
10 Jul 08
And, after they grow up, grandchildren give you still more excuses to watch cartoons. I love watching Sponge Bob and Dora the Explorer with my grandson...and CSI and House, too. I think that after the grandkids are grown I'll be able to continue watching cartoons because I'll be senile by then.
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@fwidman (11515)
• United States
9 Jul 08
At 38 I have to say you are still a kid I turn 58 this year, so you still are so very young to me. If you are happy with Life then you are in very very good shape
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@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
10 Jul 08
yes, i am happy on what me and my children life turned out to be. it is not easy but atleast we are on the right track. we came out of a house where the head of the family is an abusive man and now we are much better living away from him. yes i am still a kid, kid at heart lol.
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@fwidman (11515)
• United States
10 Jul 08
I am happy to hear you are away from that! Abusive is not the way to show someone you love them
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@checapricorn (16066)
• United States
9 Jul 08
Hi roniroxas, Happy Birthday and great attitude you have...The power of mind will always lead us to a great life!I know you can do it, when you believed you can...We will exert more effort when we are motivated,inspired and happy and that is what I feel for you..Your kids make you think that way and they are lucky to have you..Treat yourself, it's your day!
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@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
9 Jul 08
thank you for a fully inspiring response you had there for me capricorn. i always look forward for a new wonderful day because of my children. i can face anything i feel like superwoman because of them thank you very much
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• United States
10 Jul 08
You're welcome and I admire your attitude! Keep it up!
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@jasyjen (162)
• United States
9 Jul 08
HAPPY BIRTHDAY! 38 is NOT old. Hell, 48 isn't even old anymore! More and more people are waiting until their older to start getting in shape & living healthy lives. Having four kids (TEENS!)and taking care of them on your own......THAT is an awesome achievement! GOOD FOR YOU!
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@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
9 Jul 08
yes for me it is an owesome achievement. that is why i am proud of it. it is not easy but i am proud that i can do it. lol yes reading out the responses here saying that i am not yet old makes me really feel young. thank you very much. welcome to mylot jasy i hope you like it here like most of us do
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@marciascott (25555)
• United States
10 Jul 08
Happy B. did you know that they don't like for us to annouce our B. if this stays oh well,but I have mention this several times and they deleted my discussion, maybe things has changed since then, Mylot won't tell you anything they just delete discussion. I hope it stays, and enjoy you 38 B.
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• Egypt
9 Jul 08
hay you still young not old and happy birthday and like we say in Egypt the heart must be in youth and the look not important
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@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
10 Jul 08
thank you very much that is a nice saying. we are always or should always be young at heart... with a lot of problems we have everyday i am sure having a young heart will make us sane. welcome to mylot tayson (it sounds like the boxer, right?) hope you like it here like most of us do.
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@royal52gens (5380)
• United States
9 Jul 08
Oh honey, you are so young. I will be 51 next week. I still have two teens at home and the rest of the kids are adults. I also have two granddaughters. Happy Birthday to you. I hope you have a wonderful fun filled day with your children.
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@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
9 Jul 08
thanks royal, that really made me feel confident. i also love to have grand children but not this early. all i wish for them is too have good lives so they wont struggle in the future. well i think all parents love to have that for their children. thanks for the greeting royal it made my morning bright and smiley
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@Ldyjarhead (10157)
• United States
10 Jul 08
Not nearly as old as I am! I am 51 on the 10th and have no idea where the years have gone.
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@Ldyjarhead (10157)
• United States
10 Jul 08
See how old and feeble I am? I hit the button before wishing you a HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
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@Feona1962 (7527)
• United States
10 Jul 08
Happy Birthday ldyjarhead...I will be 46 on the 10th and I was wondering where the time has been going...My youngest is going to be 21 and I can't believe it...
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@Ldyjarhead (10157)
• United States
10 Jul 08
Thanks. My youngest turned 24 two weeks ago and his older brother will be 27 next week! Oh, and my brother is 57 today, and Mom will be 82 on the 22nd.
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@twallace (2675)
• United States
10 Jul 08
Ha, we are the same age!! I turned 38 on the 27th of june and I don't feel old but my age does increase by the year. That is good to know that things are well for you and your holding down the fort. So you have a great birthday and I wish many more too you.
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@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
13 Jul 08
nice to know someone here with the same age, we are on the same wagon of life. i feel i achieve a lot thats why i feel old, but dont worry that is only in a funny and humurous side. i sometimes like to joke around about my age. atleast i am not scared to admit i am old lol. thanks for the greeting and the response belated happy birthday to you.
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@twallace (2675)
• United States
16 Jul 08
Well I have not problem with my age either. I know that I'm old and the number will only increase and not decrease. I guess that is the part where you know your old. But anyway have a good would and Happy Birthday again.
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@jHoEn16 (2043)
• Australia
10 Jul 08
i know you can do it... you manage to changed your kids life into proper so its not impossible for you to let them finish school... you have your own way ate of earning money... and i admire you for that... thanks for being a friend and may you have more luck to come. stay healthy and cheeky they will help you look young lolz! :) HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!
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@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
13 Jul 08
hahaha... cheeky? as in we are the cheeky girls we are the cheeky girls? are you refering with that song? ouch i dont like that song hahaha. i need to be strong for my children and i want them to be the same. to be strong to face the challenges of life. life is a learning process you live you learn just like what alanis sang in one of her song. thanks for the greeting sistah and thanks for the response as well
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@jHoEn16 (2043)
• Australia
13 Jul 08
yes that's the song... hahahaha we are the cheeky girls we are the cheeky girls we have the cheeky boys we have the cheeky boys.... hahahaha what a song... if you dont like it well then you dont like it hahaha... i know that you're so strong and i hope ill be like you... but im happy now coz i know that we have something in common size wahahahahaha... barok
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@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
10 Jul 08
Happy birthday to you my friend. Ihope you have many many more birthdays to come and enjoy more years with your four children. Today is also the birthday of my best friend and she is 2 years old today with three children. May you have a great day and enjoy your special day with your loved ones. Take care!
@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
12 Jul 08
i did have agreat day, although it rained hard at the evening still me and my children had a great time. we ate dinner at a chinese restaurant. i am confused about your response i think you forgot to press another number. you said your bestfriend celebrates her birthday the same day i did, she is 2 years old with three children. is she 22 or 32? hope she had a blessed birthday and i hope we both have a fruitful year ahead.
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@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
13 Jul 08
Im sorry about that, its 32 years old. You know im a very careless mylotter and I have not checked the post before posting it here. Its great to know that you enjoyed your birthday. Take care!
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@rsa101 (13807)
• Quezon City, Philippines
10 Jul 08
Happy Birthday!!! My wife's bday is July 10 too. It is her 34th Birthday today. Well that's one thing in life we cannot avoid at all getting older by the year. But anyway you do have many accomplishments already having 4 kids growing up with you I guess make the best out of it already.
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@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
12 Jul 08
thank you for yhr geeting, tell your wife a said happy birthday too. hope she had a blessed one and i hope we both have a fruitful year ahaed of us. it is nice to know that there are a lot of people here at mylot who has the same birthday as i do. how about you when are you going to celebrate your birthday?
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@rsa101 (13807)
• Quezon City, Philippines
12 Jul 08
Mine is on Aug 9 almost a month apart from my wife. But, I am three years older than her.
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@secretbear (19466)
• Philippines
10 Jul 08
roniiiii!!!! otanjobi omedetou!!! wow. you're only 38 and you already have 4 teenagers? i salute you for being able to raise them roni. i'm sure you'll be able to send them all to school. i know you're a hardworking mom. and i'm sure you don't look 38. i'm sure you look younger. happy people look younger than their age. i wish you good health, contentment, and more God's graces. otanjobi omedetou roni!!! ^__^
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@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
11 Jul 08
lol that is true happy people looks younger. having teens in the house also makes me feel younger. i still watch kiddie and teen shows... like those anime and cartoons. it is fun having them around lucky for me that they are good teens and not head achesfor i am sure i would look like 50 by now. thanks you very much secret have a nice day
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@secretbear (19466)
• Philippines
11 Jul 08
yeah. mingling with younger people makes one feel like their age. one of my not-so-old officemates jokingly tells other people of her age that she hangs out with us because she feels younger. you are blessed with good children roni.
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@cathylmg (284)
• Singapore
14 Jul 08
I am 38 this year and I know how it feels. I have 2 children and is still struggling to stay sane on top of managing a household. But when the kid are older, I think I will return to work so that I have the money to make myself pretty and bring back some of the freedom that I have enjoyed before the children came along. Till then, crossing my fingers for you and for me. :)
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@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
14 Jul 08
hello cathy. how old are your children? lucky you for just having two, i have four 17, 16, 14, 12 can you imagine them when they are still toodlers. but still i manage to stay sane and pretty lol. i make sure i am always happy even i have a lot of problems. yes goodluck to the both of us we'll both keep out fingers cross, thanks for the response
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@meggan79 (436)
• United States
11 Jul 08
Happy Birthday!!! WOW 4 teens children and a single mom, keeping your insanity means you have to be doing something right. I am a single mom of 1 (a 9 yr old) and the teenage years I try not to think about (except sending her to military school ;) ) I hope this year brings you lots of happiness. :)
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@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
14 Jul 08
do i sound like i am not insane yet? if i do, then thank you lol. sometimes i feel like i am insane for i have a lot to think about but still make sure not to take things so serious and just have a good laugh. my children keep me sane. they are teens but not like other teens you may have known. they help me around the house we have chores to take care of. so having them is more on a warm embrace than a head ache. thanks for the greeting and for the response too.
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@Jody20 (887)
• Netherlands
10 Jul 08
Happy birthday to you. I know how you feel iturned 40 this year, i am a single mom too and i have a 8 year old daughter. Iam not rich and have a bad health. Sometimes i worry about what will happen with my daughter when i can take care of her anymore. So don't worry about turning 38, enjoy your children en be glad your healthy. Don't worry, be happy.
@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
14 Jul 08
hello jody, yes i will not worry and be just happy. but sometimes cant just be happy specially if there are a lot of things to worry about. well i think that is life. it will be boring if we are just happy and it will be oring too if we are just worrying. i think we need to balnce it both. thanks for the response and the greeting too.
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@munhozmib (3856)
• Sao Paulo, Brazil
10 Jul 08
Hello, Roniroxas! Happy Birthday for you! No matter how old you are, what is really important is that you enjoy life everyday. You can always be learning new things and enjoying what life has to offer, and, believe me, there are many beautiful things, as you probably know it. Yes, have faith in God, but do not forget to help yourself. I mean, trust in God but also do something about your situation, and soon you'll see your problems solving. When they solve, new problems will appear, and those will require more from you. And then you solve those, and new problems appear. It's just how life is, so try not to worry too much about your problems. Instead, find a funny way to solve them! Respectfully, Munhozmib.
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@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
13 Jul 08
that is true, life is a learning process continously. life has a lot to offer although i had miss alot of it for i am busy i know there are still time to enjoy it in the future. God is always at my side and i am sure about that and my children are my insperation. yes as long as we are alive problems come and go but that is what makes life worth living. thanks for the response and the greeting too.
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@youdontsay (3503)
• United States
10 Jul 08
Old? Sure. You are just getting started! My best year was when I was fifty! I'm 66 now and frequently feel old because my body is wearing out. But age is very much a state of mind. Happy Birthday!
@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
13 Jul 08
yes i have a long way to go, so it is bad to think that i am old. though i said i am old in a funny and humorous way. but glad to see that all the responders told me that i am not old and that is really a good feeling. a lot of people here like you had ispired me with life. true, that age is just a state of mind and that we dont have to mind it. lol. thanks for the response and the greeting as well.
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@cher913 (25890)
• Canada
10 Jul 08
well happy birthday! age is just a state of mind...some days i feel 22 but lately i have been feeling 95! but your age is just a number, you are as young (or old) as you feel!
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@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
13 Jul 08
i can also feel like that in some days. i feel like 90 on days that i am so tired and depressed and feel 16 on days when i feel happy happy joy joy . but life still goes on and my children are my insperation to have a smile on my face when i wake up in the morning. a reason to wake up with strenght to face another battle of life. thanks for the greeting and for the response
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@ersmommy1 (12600)
• United States
10 Jul 08
38 is not old. I am 38 and pregnant with my second (and last) child. If it's old I am in real trouble lol. Happy birthday, try and do something to enjoy it
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@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
13 Jul 08
of course you are not in trouble. you just start to have a family late than me. i was 22 when i got pregnant with my second born, maybe thats why i feel old because i started earlier. but no matter if we start early or late as long as we make our children our inspiration so we can feel young. wink wink wink. i wish you good health and a bouncing baby. thanks for the response
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