Archive for Birthdays

Oct
15

Happy Birthday, Mom. I Love and Miss You!

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A mother is a person who seeing there are only 4 pieces of pie for 5 people promptly announces she never did care for pie (Tenneva Jordan). I smile when I read that quote for it reminds me of my mother.  Today she would have been 89 years old.

I lost her last January and yet perhaps I am more aware of her presence than ever before.

I find that she is with me every day in my thoughts and in my actions. Particularly in the kitchen.

Momma was a good cook. A really good cook. From breakfast to dessert, she could cook it and cook it well.

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Dec
13

Birthday Moments

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chocolate cakeBirthdays are such a convoluted thing for me.  Joy is rolled together with sadness. Mourning is intertwined with celebration. Thankfully it is overall a most beautiful day as I celebrate my birth and my life.

With my birthday smack dab in the middle of the holiday season, life tends to be busy and noisy and yet my birthday and the dawn of a new year beckon me to evaluate, make resolutions, and search my soul.  Moments of reflection lead me to the many of the same questions I ask every year on my birthday.  

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Dec
09

The Birth of a Son

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IMG_5440Thirty-one years ago on this day, my first born arrived. (Happy Birthday, Andrew!) Due on Christmas Day, Andrew got some help arriving early because I had toxemia.

Having a child changed my life. Overwhelming love surged through my heart. Life suddenly became so much different. I was responsible for taking care of Andrew. I read every book I could find on parenting. I dedicated myself to feeding him right, providing every kind of opportunity for him to be happy, healthy, and smart. I bought those educational toys, the ones with the right colors and movements that would insure my child would be all he could be. I sang to him, rocked him, cuddled him, and adored him.IMG_3329IMG_6960

I remember wanting his world to be perfect. I never wanted him to cry or experience pain.

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Categories : Birthdays, Christmas
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Nov
05

A Tribute to My Daughter

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KB and Me Mother's Day

 

My little girl, Kara Beth, is 28 today. The years have flown by. I remember the excitement of knowing I was pregnant, the thrill of knowing my baby was a girl, the moment of first hearing her heartbeat, the joy of her arrival. And now here we are so many years later, she and I. I am her mom when she needs, and how I love that role and yet we have grown, evolved, changed. We are friends as well.

When she was born, I worried that I wouldn’t know how to parent a girl; the hairbows, the frilly, the emotions. I distinctly remember seeing her become her own self, toddling around with my necklaces and girly stuff, and I knew my fears were needless.

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Dec
13

Morning Musings on My Birthday

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 It’s here again. Another birthday. I awakened before dawn in prayerful thoughts, anticipating God’s kisses on my morning. My favorite coffee, black syrup my husband says, awaited me in the kitchen. With cup in hand, I sat down here with my computer and my dog who insists on sitting in my chair with me.  A letter from my husband lay waiting on my keyboard, a beautiful tradition of his, his words brought pleasure to my heart and then on to read Facebook birthday wishes. A pretty good start.

With my birthday, Christmas, and the New Year so stacked together, I always find myself reflecting, musing on this day of what the year has been like. The highs. The lows. And I take time to hope and dream of the next year. To connect to my soul’s desires.

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Categories : Aging, Birthdays, Change, seasons
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