Friday, June 6, 2008

Happy Birthday Me

Today is my birthday. I was born at 6:28 AM so I have already moved ahead...on into a year, an age, that he will never get to see or be. I dreaded this day ever since August 27th (the day after), whenever I let myself think about it. I would like for it to remain just a day now.

My husband always called it Double D-Day. One for Normandy. One for me. The funny thing is, our first home was located on Normandy St. Somewhere there is a zippo lighter commemorating that 50th anniversary of D-Day that I gave to him so he wouldn't forget.

Today the couch comes. I am trying to clean at least that little corner of my world as it will be difficult to move the couch once it is here. I am wondering if it will even fit in the door.

I have a feeling today is going to be very long. It's a day I want nothing to do with.

25 comments:

Ronni said...

Mine is in ten days, and I'm not looking forward to it at all.

Graduation was much harder than I thought it would be.

Hang in there. You will get through it. And the next one will be easier. The couch is a Good Thing.

Michele said...

Happy Birthday anyway. And Happy New Couch too.

Anonymous said...

Laura,
Happy Birthday! It is great you are getting a couch today but I think you should do a few other things. Can you call a maid service in to get your house sparkly clean? Can you go get a manicure and/or pedicure? Take the kids out to eat and to a movie? Long bubble bath? Check out or buy a good book???
Keep youself busy with some things you can try to enjoy.
I follow your blog, I hear the pain but I want you to know that many, many of us think of, pray for and care about you.
Virtual birthday hugs,
Jennifer

Shelly said...

Oh sweetie. Happy birthday anyway. You are still special and wonderful and deserve to have a lovely day, in any way that you can. Best to you.

Tessie said...

I'm with shelly. You deserve the best day possible.

Happy Birthday anyway. Thinking of you, as always.

Courtney said...

Happy Birthday Laura! You get a couch for your b-day on d-day, that's exciting. Go see a movie, take a drive, do something with your kids. You deserve it. Hugs to you on this very difficult, milestone passing day. I still pray for you.

Nance said...

I'm wishing you the best on your birthday.

Jeanette said...

Happy Birthday Laura. I know it's a rough one. You'll get through. Enjoy your new couch. Try to stay cool in this lovely humidity.

TGLB said...

Thinking of you today.

Kesha said...

All the best Laura. I wish I lived closer, we'd do dinner!

much love
kesha.

Jessica said...

Much love to you.
Want to get together with Kesha and Molly sometime soon?

xoxo
jessica

Cristina Mathers said...

i hope that something brings you a bit of happiness on your day today.

Jana said...

Although it's bittersweet, I hope you have a great birthday.

KamaAina said...

Hau'oli la hanau, E Lala! (No, really, Laura comes out as Lala.)

Funny, as a former New Orleans resident, the closest thing I have to a "Day After" is August 29...

GR in DC said...

I join many others in letting you know we are thinking of you today. Hoping that you will find some small bit of happiness - a sweet memory, a nice nap on the new couch, something special to you.

Donna said...

Awwwwww!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY SWEETHEART!!!!!hughugs

Kathy said...

I am hoping that the day is better than you anticipate. I am hoping that beautiful big couch fits in the door!
Hugs and best wishes.

Rach said...

Happy Birthday, Sweetie! :o)

BetteJo said...

I had my b-day this year already, now I'm counting down to 50. Sigh-h-h. And today? Should better be remembered for your birthday, than the day I got married in 1981. Another sigh-h-h.
Hope it's a lovely day - for whatever reason it may be. :)

~Red Tin Heart~ said...

Happy Birthday Laura!
xoxo Nita

Laura said...

Happy, happy birthday. I hope you manage to have a wonderful day... hugs and love to you!

Angie said...

Happy Birthday Laura!

Jess T said...

Happy birthday to you! I know it is hard, but try to remember how wonderful you are. Wishing you sound sleep and birthday wishes come true.

Melissa said...

Happy belated birthday! You share one with my Mom. Except she was actually born on th actual D-day!

She doesnt like the reminder either. I will order her an extra crab cocktail this sunday!

Debbie in NC said...

A belated Happy Birthday to you! I hope it was better than you thought and you enjoyed yourself with your family :)