Wednesday, May 1, 2013

It's Birthday Time!


2013 Sunflower Crop ~ This girl bloomed yesterday, just in time for my birthday. :o)
It's that time of year again when I celebrate another year on the planet. I would like to thank my mom for this opportunity, and would also like to thank the people in my life who shower me with love and birthday wishes on this day every year.

All my life I have enjoyed having my birthday on May 1st. It's such a cool birth date, don't you think? The whole May Day, spring time, dancing with flowers in your hair vibe. Plus, the bonus for me has always been that my birthday came just two days after my mom's birthday.

Everyone says that the "firsts" are the toughest after you lose someone you love. The first Thanksgiving and Christmas without my mom, the first new year... Truth is that I missed her on those holidays, but had the feeling that it wasn't as bad as I expected it to be. But then her birthday came on Monday and that day was rough, and now my birthday is here and it's super weird that she's not.

I'll miss the birthday card in the mail from her. The cards she chose so carefully and then always underlined words or phrases in the print of the card to emphasize their meaning. The X's and O's at the end, the "Happy Birthday to my May-bee" always written before "I love you so much." Those very things that occasionally caused me to roll my eyes and think how sappy she could be sometimes. Those are the very things that I miss the most.

Anyway! Here I go - I'm off to enjoy my birthday with my girl C. She insisted that I take the day off work and she did the same. We're spending this day together and it includes lunch, shopping, pedicures, and a surprise that Carrie has kept secret. And tonight Doug will be in the mix as we celebrate over a birthday dinner.

Gosh, it's really hard to be too blue with a day like that to look forward to.
Happy birthday to me.
And happy May Day to you.

20 comments:

Ruth said...

Wishing you a very happy day with those you love. xx

debs14 said...

Have a lovely day, you totally deserve it x

Robyn said...

Have a wonderful day, Deb!!

Becky said...

Hope you have a wonderful day with Carrie and later with Doug too. Bet your Mom is watching and still calling you her 'May-bee'. Hugs xx

humel said...

Darling Deb, sending you much love on your birthday xx

PS Word verification wants me to type 'family' :) How appropriate is that?! x

scrappyjacky said...

A very,very Happy Birthday to you.

alexa said...

Washing you a very happy birthday and hope your day with your girl is rich in memory and fun. I understand the sadness too - I wept on my own birthday earlier in the year, for it was the first birthday in my life that I didn't hear my Mum say "happy birthday sweetheart". Thinking of you and hoping for lots of nice things today in amongst the tender ones.

Fiona@staring at the sea said...

Happy Birthday Deb! Have a lovely day with your girl xx

Jennie said...

Wishing you a very Happy Birthday - I know just how hard those firsts are - I still have some of my own to get through. Have a lovely day with your daughter. J x

Rhona said...

Have a wonderful birthday Deb :) and I hope the year ahead is a good one for you xxx

Cheri said...

Hope the two (then three) of you have a wonderful day filled with the things you love the most!

Susan said...

Happy Birthday - I hope it's been wonderful from the minute it started! Have a blessed year, my friend!

Abi said...

Happy Birthday to you! Hope your day is wonderful. x

Karen said...

Happy, happy birthday! I hope your day was as lovely as you are!

Maria Ontiveros said...

Hugs to you Deb. My mom always sent cards, and I still get teary when I look at some of the old ones, with her handwriting.
Hope you had a great day.
Henry's birthday is tomorrow!
Rinda

Sian said...

I hope you had a good day, close to those you love x

Amy said...

I am sending wonderful birthday wishes your way Deb - I hope this next year is filled with wonderful moments as you light up another year of life!

Auntie Bliss said...

Ohhh, happy belated birthday!!!

Bittersweet day, I know.
Hope it was wonderful :)

Jo.C said...

Happy belated birthday, hope the two of you had a fantastic time x

Gail said...

Belated Happy Birthday. How great that you got to spend a really neat mother daughter day with Carrie.

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