Sorry that I have not been around lately! I’ve had a busy week! I always take my birthday off if it falls on a workday. That is my gift to me. But that didn’t stop my sweet friends at work from remembering me!
I am so blessed!
And then my daughter surprised me. I had planned on having a quiet birthday at home. My husband’s birthday is the day before mine and we just happened to be expecting our second granddaughter around the same time. And so Brookie called and said that she had taken the week off to come and celebrate our birthdays and hopefully be here when her brand new niece was born. So she spent the day with her dad. She made him breakfast and then they hung out all day until I got off. They went to Parkfield and ate at the James Dean little diner on the way home.
The next day I woke up to bustling in the kitchen and she made me a delicious vegan birthday breakfast.
And baked me a delicious vegan cake!
Did I raise the most thoughtful offspring or what?!
I was born on my grandma’s birthday. We always had a special relationship. There is just something very unique about sharing the same day we were both born. Over the years, I learned to appreciate our bond more and more. She called me “Honey Girl” That was her name for me. Even into my thirties, I would call her and I can’t explain just how wonderful it felt hearing her greeting “Well, hello Honey Girl”. She always sounded so happy to hear from me. I miss her more than I ever could imagine. Sometimes I still feel the urge to call her when I need a soft place to fall or just to hear her sweet voice say “Well hello Honey Girl.”
This year I got a wonderful birthday present! My 2nd granddaughter was born! And you guessed it! On my birthday!
My Son and his Daddy My Son and his new daughter
My Baby and her new niece
(I had to respect Sophia’s sweet Mama’s wishes to not be photographed quite yet~ But she is beautiful too!)
I pray that baby Sophia and I have the same special relationship that my grammy and I had! I have a new Honey Girl. I never realized that name meant so much to me until now. But I think I just may pass it down again…
So this year I say…
Happy Birthday Grandma and Happy Birthday Sophia Oh Honey Girl of mine!
I wonder if my Grandma had something to do with the date from up there in heaven?
Do ya think?