Friday, April 23, 2010

H..........appy birthday to all of us!

In response to an Etsy Bloggers Carnival, I began to think in depth about birthdays. Even though I've had 67 of them, I've never really found them to be memorable; not because others haven't made it a joyful event for me, but because they've all been a joy. I guess I am one of the lucky ones who can appreciate every day and every birthday. Besides, I'm happy to have made it this far!

And as all mothers, the birthdays of my two fabulous daughters were much more memorable. But perhaps the most notable birthday of all was my husband's first birthday after we were married. I really wanted to make it special: I had made him a beautiful sweater, I had purchased a new book he had wanted, I had made a special card, and had even baked his favorite carrot cake. If you ask him now, however, he will remember none of these things. What he will remember is that I passed out and he had to call 911! Even though after a quick trip to the hospital proved it was due only to dehydration and a bad sinus infection, that's how he now remembers his birthday!

The photos represent our zodiac signs, Gemini and Aquarius, as well as our love of cats (this drawing looks remarkably like our two), and a gorgeous ring, appropriate for an Aquarius. The are both available at Etsy!




7 comments:

Linda Pruitt said...

It's surprising what we remember and don't remember, isn't it? Is it a mark of our age or lack of memorable occurances? I don't know---I just enjoy each day as it comes, like you do.

BeadedTail said...

That would be a memorable birthday! I try to enjoy each day too and not fret birthdays since I'm enjoying getting older - so far at least!

storybeader said...

great blog post! I think that would be a memorable birthday! And it was so special. Love the picks!

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

I'm glad you remember all the good things about that day :) I guess the ER visit clouds hubby's memory...LOL!

TiLT said...

Memories are funny - same time - different views :)

Splendid Little Stars said...

I can almost see how he wouldn't remember anything else in his concern over you. What a way to celebrate a birthday, Patti, in the hospital!
Here's to appreciating and finding joy in all the days that remain!

Ruthie said...

I can see how he'd forget everything else with you passing out! But that's very special all that you did :)