Thursday, April 17, 2008

If you were here....

Hey Mom.

It's me.

Today is your birthday. Happy Birthday!

If you were here, I'd come over and we'd go shopping.

If you were here, I'd bring you flowers. Carnations. Because those were your favorites.

If you were here I'd bake you one of my famous(heh) triple decker chocolate cakes and you would have to inject more insulin just so you could have a piece!

If you were here we would all go out to dinner to celebrate.

But you're not here and it feels like you've been gone for a very long time. I guess eleven years is a very long time, but it feels longer.

So I guess we'll just stay home and do nothing but light a candle and think about how much we wish you were here.

Miss you.
Happy Birthday.


Love,
Me

7 comments:

Journeywoman said...

Sometimes the scab comes off and starts hurting again, almost as bad as it did before.

Wishing you comfort.

Kayce said...

Thinking of you friend. I wish we lived closer...I'd take you for a coffee and a pedicure! Hugs.

PS - Just think...Big Sur in just a few short months!

OH MY #6 said...

this is lovely! that mom of yours sure did an awesome job!

Lea

Michele said...

Thinking of you. Those raw feelings surface when you least expect them. Birthdays and special holidays are always tough. I can relate....

Michele, Mom to Emily a(5,Kunming) and Alyssa (3, Chongqing)

Gracencameronsmomy said...

I don't know which is sadder, the fact that it is her birthday, or the fact that I forgot about it...

redmaryjanes said...

I'm sorry that your Mom is gone. Mine is too. It's good to remember.

Dolores and Shawn said...

I understand. It was my mom's birthday a few weeks ago and it was all I could do to keep it together.