8.07.2007

Happy Birthday Me!




I woke up thinking about my daddy. From the time I could count I would let him know how many days it was until my birthday. I usually started telling him oh, around February! He didn't mind though. I think he got a big kick out of my excitement and anticipation.

He spent the last week of his life in a nursing home. My last visit with dad was very special. He was feeling well and we laughed and reminisced about good times. Even though dad had a lot of trouble communicating due to his Parkinson's he managed to ask me how many days until by birthday. His blue eyes just sparkled. I laughed and immediately got out my calender and started counting! I knew it would be my last time to tease him about it.

Well, daddy, today's my 43rd birthday! I'm missing you like crazy and would give anything to spend one more day with you. I'm not sure what the day holds for me, but I know it will be different without one of my dearest friends. But honestly, the best gift I could ever receive today is knowing that you are in Heaven with Jesus and are no longer suffering. It does my heart good. And someday when we meet again rest assured that I'll be letting you know that my birthday is just around the corner!

The best gift you could give me today is to let ALL your loved ones know how much you care and love them. We never know what tomorrow will bring, do we?

15 comments:

mandy said...

sweet post!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!

Kimmy said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, AMY! I came here today to leave birthday greetings, hoping to get to it before it was mentioned on your blog that it is your birthday today . . . because I couldn't forget August 7th as your birthday. The 7 thing, remember? Hope you have a fantastic day and year! You are a huge blessing to me!

De said...

Happy Birthday! Hope you have a great day!

Goofy Girl said...

Happy Birthday! I do hope you have a wonderful day!!

Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

Soooo sweet Amy! Happy, Happy Birthday to you :) I hope you have a wonderful day. I miss my mom like crazy too, so I know how you feel. Oh, and I'm a Daddy's Girl too, so even more, LOL :)

Have a great day, take care!!!

Southern Girl said...

The happiest of birthdays to you, Amy!! I hope this next year sees you getting through your next surgery and up walking around with much less pain. Have a wonderful day -- you deserve it!

Michelle said...

Happy happy birthday to you my dear friend! I know your dad is looking down from Heaven and smiling at you. I hope you have a special day and are thoroughly pampered!

Christine said...

HAPPY BITHDAY AMY!! :) :) :)

Your dad misses you like crazy too!!

Hope you have a fabulous day, my friend!!

*HUGS*
~Christine
www.arewethereyetmom.com

amy said...

Happy birthday Amy! What a precious memory!

Donetta said...

I am glad you were born. I come by way of Christine. She is a sweet Lady. My folks all three are passed now. Well I found a hug in this... We are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses who stand at God s Right hand ever interceding for us day and night.
In HIS arms of Love
Donetta

Carrie said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!
I hope it was a great one!
God bless :)

sandierpastures said...

Sent by arewethereyetmom. Happy Birthday to you!

Deb - Mom of 3 Girls said...

Coming over from Christine at arewethereyetmom.com - Hope you had a great birthday!

rowena said...

Hi Amy, this is my first visit, got here thru Rachel. Nice site. Happy birthday.

Heart of Rachel said...

Hi Amy. Happy Birthday! I wish you good health and happy times with people closest to your heart. May God bring you more blessings in life.