Tuesday, July 21, 2009

37

I have tried to think of something poignant to say ... but I can't.

I did manage to remind my children on 2 or 27 occasions yesterday that I deserved to be treated with kindness ... because ... IT'S MY BIRTHDAY FOR CRYING OUT LOUD.

Those kind of reminders are usually pointless, by the way.

What does come to mind, no matter how hard I shut my eyes or shake my head ...

37 was my mother's last birthday.

How could I be that old?

And ...

How could she be so young?


Flowers from Daddy


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9 comments:

Jill said...

Hope your birthday was wondering. The flower cake is delightful.
I always use the it's my birthday card too, just wish it could happen more often than once a year. Not the aging part of birthdays just the special part and of course the buttercream frosting too!
Happy Happy Birthday.

Kelly said...

Hope you had a great day! The flowers are gorgeous!!

Leslie said...

I have never seen one of those flower cake things. It's pretty!! Happy birthday, Kim!

Christina said...

Happy Birthday, Kim! The flowers are amazing!

Jill said...

Happy Happy Birthday Kim!!

Jenn said...

Your Mom would be proud of the incredible Mom that you are!

Smockity Frocks said...

Happy (late) birthday! Beautiful flower cake!

exnyers said...

haven't been to your blog in a while, but this hit my like a ton of bricks. oh man!
i know how hard it is not to have her here. but i also know that your mom is looking down at you and just beaming from ear to ear at the wonderful momma you are. much love to you. **hugs** :)

April said...

I'm catching up on blogs...I'm a little behind, can you tell? Anyway, this post made me remember Marie. I didnt know she was only 37 when she passed away. I know that she would be so proud of the mom you are today. I love reading your blog. And I am so proud of the mom that you are too!! You are doing an AWESOME job! Can't wait to see baby #5!!