As the self-proclaimed “Math Fairy,” I love the playful side of math. In particular, I love patterns! So, every time a new age comes, I try to think of something fun about that number.
A deck of cards has 52 cards.
A year has 52 weeks.
And I now have 52 trips about the sun.
While the joke could be made that I am finally playing with a full deck, I decided that to let all of these 52’s come together in one fantastic year!
I took an old deck of cards—and yes, I specifically chose an old Broncos deck because if I can cram as much of what I love in one thing, then shove away! Back to my point, I took a deck of cards and have written the name of a friend or family member on each card.
My birthday happens to be on a Sunday this year, so every Sunday morning I will deal myself
Nothing and everything. We’ll see. Not every plan has to be fully formed for it to be a good plan. Hehehe!!
About halfway through making my “52 friends and family” card game, I began to fear that I would not have enough people. What if I could not name 52 people who have influenced my life?!
True confession, I ran out of cards before I ran out of people. In several cases I put married couples together — which normally, I hate it when a couple are only seen as a unit because they are both individuals. But in this case, it means I get to have more people as my “FOTW” (Friend or Family Or The Week).
As with most years, I still find it beyond weird that I am 52, remembering a time that 52 sounded so old. But here we are and as I made my card game, I am reminded that my life has been one of so much blessing.
So many people. So many experiences. So much more ahead of me.
Thank you for being here and reading these words. Thank you for being a part of a rich a wonderful life. Life is hard and disappointing and confusing and fun and exciting and hopeful. It is the messy middle.
Join me in a virtual slice of birthday cake!
With love, Amy
P.S. What’s your favorite birthday cake of choice? Mine is Angel food cake with mocha frosting!