Thats what I keep telling myself anyways! 25 years ago at around 4:30pm a beautiful baby girl was born to Eddie and Marcia Benavidez. Marcia pushed Kodi Laine Benavidez into the world naturally all while Eddie swirled around her, a ussual tornado of energy and emotion! He was sure she was boy and even lost a bet in which the prize was his poor daughter, although in the end he chose to keep her. The video of this event shows my father with such high intensity of excitement it is humorous, he kept flipping his hat backwards, then frontwards, then backwards again, hands clapping, cheesecakes being promised in huge amounts to the staff and doctor from my sisters cheesecake shop; I think he even made skiing plans with the doctor. Meanwhile my gorgeous mom lies in the background probably a little annoyed but a little thankful for the distraction away from labor pain. I love this video and all the home videos thereafter, I love the youth in my parents faces, the pride they have in creating life, the love they show for each other with their simple glances and smiles. It makes me nastalgic for my childhood, I grew up in such a loving and safe home and I am so thankful to my parents for that. To this day I talk to my mom everyday and my dad every few days just because they are my best friends, they are truly wonderful, caring, giving people who make the world a better place to live. So yesterday, my birthday I just wanted a simple day with my family, my husband and my kids are the most important thing to me. I can only hope to give them the same type of loving memories and satisfaction of being loved and knowing it that my parents gave me. I can't believe that I am 25 years old, I feel 50 and 18 all it once and it is such a strange feeling to know that I have been around so long. But I will take it, I am happy to be alive everyday because someday I won't be, even now as I type this at 5 in the morning since I couldn't sleep since 3 when Kash woke up crying I am happy and thankful. For the messes and the tantrums, the singing and dancing and playing, the friendships and living that goes on under our roof.
It really is a great life! Here is to 26!