My mom and me
Terri, her sister (Pam also one of my bffs!) & me
Terri, Allen and I at his Oscars Party a few years ago…
March birthdays have always been tough! My mom’s was the 3rd and Terri, my bff’s was the 5th, my oldest granddaughter’s is the 6th, my dad’s is the 11th, my daughter’s is the 15th and my mother in-law’s is the 17th and our nephew’s is at the end of the month. I used to complain. But the older I get, I realize that I am blessed to have that many special people in my life born in March!
Sadly, my mom and Terri are no longer with us. Yesterday was my mom’s birthday and tomorrow will be Terri’s. It’s funny, you really don’t know what to do. I mean, it stopped being their earthly birthdays for them when they entered heaven. But as long as I live on this earth, I know that I will always remember their birthdays.
I guess I am just writing this to remind everyone that life is short. And well… if you have a big birthday month too… where all the birthdays seem to be crammed into one month! Embrace it and realize how blessed you are!
It seems as if just yesterday my mom was carrying me around or I was sitting on the curb with my best friend. Or attending an Oscar party with her that our Kindergarten friend Allen has annually! March is still full of birthdays of people I love. But I wouldn’t complain if I still had two more to celebrate again!
A Heavenly Birthday Wish
I remembered you today, even though you are not here.
I lit a candle in my heart and shed a wistful tear.
But somehow I know you’re celebrating in a different way,
and don’t worry about earthly things like specific kinds of days.
Everyday’s a celebration in heaven up above,
filled with joy and peaceful things and the most precious kind of love!
And so I blow out the candles and wipe my tears away
knowing you are celebrating with the angels, every single day!
Diane Reed 2019