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One Day a Year

Today is my birthday

and it is so nice to be recognized,

the very special day that comes once ayear

that everyone who cares about you

sends cards

gives gifts

spends quality time with you

calls and texts to say ‘Happy Birthday’

does creative special projects

It is so wonderful to be reminded that people care about you!

But the best thing about today

is that I get to share the day with my lovely twin sister.

Today is the one day a year that everyone recognizes me,

but everyday I feel so special to have a sister like her!

So today is not only my birthday,

but our birthday

And that

is what makes it even all the more special.

 

birthday-cake

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I Wish You

I wish you enough laughs to carry you through the cries

I wish you enough do-nothing-days to help you through the hectic ones

I wish you enough blissful moments that calm you in the storm

I wish you enough rejection to make the success feel even better

I wish you enough quiet moments to appreciate the small things and praise God for big things

I wish you enough people that make you giggle like school girls to soothe you through the grumpy ones

I wish you enough gloomy days to be grateful for the bright ones

I wish you happy birthday Mama.


 

Just a little personalized version for my Mom’s birthday of I Wish You Enough which you can read here. Happy birthday Mama! 🙂

 

enough

Remembering You

White polyester shirts

freshly painted walls

rhubarb pie

playing Rummie and Mexican train

scooter-ing

coffee time

cancer treatments

cream pants

rough, strong hands

dead frog

clean house

heart felt praise

dinner parties

rushing about

powdered face

work clothes

generous

determination

Happy Birthday, Grandma

Hope your enjoying Heaven


Grandma

 

My Candles

Grab the candles from the cabinet

Pink, Yellow, Blue, Green

Lift the tab

Shake the box

Grab it by the wicks

Place them in piles of three

Count them to match my age

Stove them into the cake

Light a match

Light the candles

The fire getting close to my hand

All the candles are lite

Blow out the match

Set it on a napkin

Smile at all the faces

Young, Old, all happy

And they begin to sing

First a slow ‘Happy’

and soon the others join in

The rough voices

but soft with care

Wax drips

And the song ends

and they stare

Waiting to see the fire flicker out

Wishes flunder through my head

I choose

I inhale

I blow

From an aerial attack I wipe out all the lights

even the ones on the sides of the cake

No boyfriends for me!

Pull out the candles

and let’s eat cake!

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Foter / CC BY


Today is my birthday!