Friday, March 28, 2008

another birthday?

yes. yes. yes.

We've spent the month of March saying Happy Birthday to a new person each time a new day dawns.

Almost literally.

Today marks the last in a long line of March birthdays...

A day so important that you would think I would have done... more.

A day that I should throw my all into and ensure that the birthday girl receives my full attention, admiration, adoration...

But honestly?

By the time this day comes each year I am so tired I can't think straight.

So my dear mother often gets the shaft on her birthday.

The short end of the birthday stick.

She gets my love. She gets my respect. She'll even get an obnoxious phone call from me when I wake up singing a distorted version of an old familiar birthday tune.

Will her card make it through the mail and to her home on time? No! Will her present? No! (but this year I blame my dad for that.... but I may not yet be able to disclose why...)

Her card will be late and so will her gift. Her daughter will sing in a voice no one wants to hear and her granddaughter will speak nicely into the phone for about 30 seconds before begging off to play with her toys.

But we're sending her love. All the love we can muster. Love for all she is and all she does.

Happy birthday mom.

I'm so thankful for you.

10 comments:

Bubblewench said...

I hope you have a wonderful birthday Nana! Lots of hugs and love to you!

ps. One more March bday for me.. Scott...

denise said...

a big happy birthday wish for yo mama

sybil law said...

Happy birthday, NanaK!!!!
I am grateful for you, too. Because moms rock, and Cami adores and loves you tons. I know it for a fact. xo

quilly said...

I'll add my birthday wishes to your mom into the mix. I hope she has a happy day and you get to the post office!

Lisa Milton said...

You're a busy March birthday woman too. Happy birthday to your Mom; she did good, raising you.

Kimberly said...

She raised a daughter who can tell it straight...now that's a great gift. =)

Jo Beaufoix said...

Happy Birthday Cami's mum. You must be cool because your daughter is wicked. (In a good way.) Hope you get your prezzie soon.

angel said...

happy birthday cami's mom!!!

for some reason my mommy darling also often gets overlooked for her birthday... so this year my darling boyfriend and i took her and my daddy darling to a fantastic restaurant that my mommy darling's been dying to go to! she had a lovely time and it was so awesome to spoil her a bit!

holly said...

happy birthday nanna k, and rest assured my mom is jealous of you, because *her* gift was nine months late. so revel in the joy of the daughter that does *not* suck (which is to say, yours)! :)

the word verification is susey. is that your mom's real name? i guess you shouldn't really tell me if it was. . .

123Valerie said...

Better late than never, love. Happiest of Days!