Wednesday, July 29, 2009

No Call or Card

Today is my birthday. Birthday’s have always been quietly celebrated in my family. There were too many of us to get large or numerous gifts, so the day was made special in other ways. Mom made the cake or pie of your choice. As we grew up and left home, we sent cards and made phone calls to each other.
I won’t get my phone call or card from my mom this year. This makes me sadder than I’d like to admit.
I do have a coupon for a free serving of ice cream from Cold Stone Creamery. I plan on stopping by on my way home today as I try to celebrate today rather than grieve.


Bardiac said...

Happy Birthday. I hope the coming year treats you way better.

WWWebb said...

My mom passed away last October- two months before what was a birthday tinged with a sense of loss.

I'll be thinking of you today.

(Enjoy the ColdStone. As a diabetic, I'll live vicariously through your write-up of same.)


rlbates said...

Thank you both. Sorry for your loss, WWWebb.

Anonymous said...


It must be so incredibly hard. I like to think our loved ones stay with us somehow, even after they are gone.

Enjoy your birthday and the icecream. I hope you get a waffle cone!

Gizabeth Shyder said...

Happy Birthday!

Wow, you are really plugged in. Interesting stuff. I look forward to keeping up.

Dreaming again said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. Having lost a parent (step father, but he married my mom when I was 13 months old, so he was Daddy) I understand the grief.

I hope today brings you happy memories of the two of you, and that there is more joy than pain in the memory.

Happy Birthday, Ramona.

Unknown said...

No words.
Just a hug. A great big birthday bear hug.

ER's Mom said...

Happy Birthday Ramona!

StitchinByTheLake said...

First of all I hope you had a wonderful birthday. Every year on my birthday I think the very same thing - wonder when Mom will call, and then I remember. Second, I didn't know you had a Cold Stone Creamery there! I'd have already visited it so it's probably a good thing I didn't know. blessings, marlene

Chrysalis said...

Happy Be-lated Birthday, Ramona! I'm sorry I missed this post yesterday. I hope you do something special just for you.

T. said...

I missed it too! BELATED HAPPY BIRTHDAY. Thinking of you and sending you a big cyber-hug.

Celeste said...

I'm sorry I missed your birthday! I hope this will be a good year for you.