Today’s my birthday, I turn 65. Yikes, 65?? It is funny how 65 doesn’t seem as old to me as it once did—in spite of my aches and pains.

I don’t think I will be doing anything special today—maybe go out to dinner, or perhaps stay home and hubby will grill something.  When I turned 60 our daughter threw me a wonderful surprise party, and so many of my family and friends made such an effort to attend, you have no idea how it warmed my heart.

That birthday—my 60th—came at a very stressful time for our family. Less than a month before the surprise party, my mother-in-law passed away. We held her wake at our home, and so many family members came to pay their last respects—and many of those same folks made the effort to travel again to celebrate my birthday. 

But it wasn’t just my beloved mother-in-law’s death that was heavy on our hearts. Days after her service it was confirmed—I had breast cancer.

But that was five years ago, and while I might be older, I am in a better place—almost five years cancer free. My Haunting Danielle series, which I had to put on hold back then to deal with life, is thriving. And I am now on Medicare—which saves me considerably each month on my medical bills.

I have many blessings to be thankful for this birthday—my wonderfully supportive husband and loving family, those two rascally pups, Danny and Lily, sweet old boy Spooky the Halloween Cat, good friends, and of course, my readers. Thanks to all of you who have helped make this a great year!

11 comments on “It’s my birthday…

  1. Wen Labrum

    Thank you for your work. Happy Birthday, God bless.

  2. Donna Coder

    Happy Birthday and congratulations on 5 years Cancer Free!!

  3. Susie

    Happy birthday! And congratulations on being cancer free!

  4. Sandra Hicks

    Happy Birthday. Love the Haunting Danielle series. I am on a limited income and use Kildle Unlimited. I am a book worm and I couldn’t afford the books as much as I read outherwise. Yours is one of the few that I buy so I can keep them. God I watching after you. Take care of yourself. Many more Happy Birthdays.

  5. Rhonda Hopkins

    Dear Bobbi, First and foremost I congratulate you on your recovery. I wish and pray for your continued health and happiness. Ikno the feeling on a loving mother in law +losing that link I had for too short a time. Im sorry to you&yours.
    The Haunting Danielle series is the best series I’ve ever read and I can’t THANK YOU enough for sharing your beautiful gift with sll of us fans. It’s amazing how every book is so good! Allot of times it seems to me like the author grows tired of the series or outta ideas or both. Which I can understand but I wished they’d just end it at the last good one if possible. Anyway you truly are an amazing writer and im so thankful I found you and danielle that day on line! May God bless you&yours. MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR TOO ❤

    1. Bobbi Holmes Post author

      Thank you for your kind words and well wishes. I am having a great deal of fun with the series and I hope the readers continue to enjoy what I write. Thank you for your words.

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