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My 14th Birthday Essay

I am born on October 25th 1981. So, yesterday my family and me did celebrate my birthday with cake and coffee and other soft drinks. My mother asked me what kind of cake I would like to see on the table and she said I can choose two different pies that she will buy then. I said I would like to see a Käsekuchen (Cheesecake) and a Bienenstich (Bee Sting Cake). Then my aunt did call me by phone and asked me as well what kind of pie I would like.. I must explain that my aunt loves to bake Pies and she is master in that area! I answered that we will have already two different pies but I knew my aunt would ask her question again as baking is her passion and she did. I said I would like to see a Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte (Black Forest gateau). 🙂

Many people of the family arrived and we had now three of my favorite pies on the table… Käsekuchen (Cheesecake), Bienenstich (Bee Sting Cake) and the Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte (Black Forest gateau). I rarely eat pies and other sweet stuff but on festivities I do and then I know my favorites. Oh and by the way.. The husband of my mother bought some cakes as well… we call them either sometimes Krapfen or Berliner but I think you can call them Doughnut or Cruller in english. They are not my favorites but still nice of him as we all now had the agony of choice. There was plenty sweet stuff 🙂

Here are some photos…

You can now imagine it was not easy to decide where to start, right? I didn´t want to get stomach-ache so that I decided for one pie. I did eat two pieces of the Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte. It was fine that there was much to choose and the family was happy. My mother said that the Bienenstich and Käsekuchen will be still ok next day if the pie comes in the fridge. therefor I have still some pieces at home and I will eat them later. 🙂

While I don’t really expect huge present anymore with my age of 31 years, as I am also happy about little things because I believe it comes always from the heart, I must mention that I got again way more than I expected.

I mentioned that I don’t own a cigarette case and the husband of my mother did remember. It was his present to me and when I opened the case, I was surprised that it was already full with cigarettes and a 10 Euro note. You might think that it is macabre to gift something as a birthday present, that could kill you, but don’t worry, I am smoker anyway and I was very happy about the present.

My mother did gift a 20 Euro note and a 30 Euro shopping gift card. That was wonderfully too. Grandma and grandpa came with a cool “Dennis” key tag, a pretty cool sweatshirt and additional 30 Euro.

I said again that I did not expect so much. But I said thank you to everyone and that their presence alone made me already very happy. I love my family.

Last but not least…

There was one candle instead of thirty-one. Usually there are so many candles like you can count up the age of the birthday child. But here comes the reason why it was a little bit quite in my blog the last days and why there was just one candle on the table…

I had a little bit trouble on the street last weekend. Someone did attack me but I was able to defend myself. I was able to handle the situation to my advantage.
I hate to hurt someone but in this situation I had to do so and I am happy that I did so. It was self-protection.
However after the action I did notice I need to visit the hospital anyway for some hours as it was hard to breath. In the hospital I got the diagnose “Rib contusion”. It´s not a big drama but hurts anyway with each breath. It will take 2 and maybe up to 6 Weeks until it will be better and without pain.

So I was pretty happy that my mother did think about that on my birthday and that I just had to blow out one candle instead of many on my. Thirty-one wouldn´t be so easy in my Situation because breathe still hurts.

But I really didn´t want to talk much about the weekend drama. I rather wanted to write about the cool thursday together with my family on my birthday.

We all talked so much together. I love those meetings with the family. We did end the day in the evening with a tasty warm meal called Jägerschnitzel (Escalope Chasseur) that the husband of my mother cooked. He is so great in cooking! It was so tasty.

It was the perfect birthday.

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Greetings. My name is Dennis. My native language is German and I do write in English about various subjects and my interests, especially to improve myself but also to share some experiences or to write down some thoughts. My interests are photography, graphic design, music-making, animals, nature, technology, games, lifestyle and more. I just want to document my experiences and some stories of life. I'm glad to meet new people from all around the world. View all posts by Dennis

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baking, Bee Sting Cake, Birthday, black forest gateau, Cake, Celebration, Cheese cake, Cooking, Cruller, Doughnut, Escalope Chasseur, Family, Festivities, food, Krapfen, Photography, Photos, Pie, Sweets

Berliner Krapfen

Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte (Black Forest gateau)

Käsekuchen (Cheesecake)

Bienenstich (Bee Sting Cake)

a year of renewal, a year of growth, a year of enlightenment. This year has been meaningful in so many ways… personally, professionally and spiritually. Pointing the way to the future and evolving how I view Relationships, and the word Friendship.

I would like to share my Favorite Birthday quotes…

” Your birthday is a special time to celebrate the gift of ‘you’ to the world.” – Anonymous

“And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” – Abraham Lincoln

“Sooner or later we all discover that the important moments in life are not the advertised ones, not the birthdays, the graduations, the weddings, not the great goals achieved. The real milestones are less prepossessing. They come to the door of memory unannounced,stray dogs that amble in, sniff around a bit and simply never leave. Our lives are measured by these.” -Susan B. Anthony

and Friendship quotes…

“I’d like to be the sort of friend that you have been to me, I’d like to be the help that you’ve been always glad to be; I’d like to mean as much to you each minute of the day, as you have meant old friend of mine, to me along the way.” -Edgar A. Guest

“Truly great friends are hard to find, difficult to leave, and impossible to forget.” -William Randolph Hearst

“Life is partly what we make it, and partly what it is made by the friends we choose.” -Tennessee Williams

“The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing… not healing, not curing… that is a friend who cares.” -Henri Nouwen

“There are those who pass like ships in the night, who meet for a moment, then sail out of sight with never a backward glance of regret; folks we know briefly then quickly forget. Then there are friends who sail together, through quiet waters and stormy weather, helping each other through joy and through strife. And they are the kind who give meaning to life.” -Unknown

“A good friend is a connection to life, a tie to the past, a road to the future, the key to sanity in a totally insane world.” -Lois Wyse

“A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.”

“Life is to be fortified by many friendships. To love and to be loved is the greatest happiness of existence.” – Sydney Smith

And most importantly… “The only way to have a friend is to be one.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson

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