Thank you all so much for your birthday wishes. The comments, emails, calls and cards meant the world to me. I didn’t realize how much I needed to feel the love, baby! You are amazing and wonderful readers and friends. Thanks!
I was able to have a great early present on Sunday. I have shared with you how hard it has been with Mom having more bad days than good lately. Well, on Sunday, she was alert enough and awake enough that I was able to talk to her on the phone. Of course, with her trech tube, she could not talk back, but when I told her how much I loved her and missed her, I could hear her try to tell me she loved me. Had I never been with her and known what it sounds like when she tries to talk past it, I would not have known what the sound was. But I knew. And let me tell you, I cried like a baby and giggled and just couldn’t stop telling her how much I love her. The same day, they moved her to an intermediate room. No longer in the critical care unit, but still under intensive care monitoring. It was just a good day for me to have that gift “given” to me. My Dad’s birthday was the day before mine on Sunday. We always shared our birthdays together and celebrating with each other. Trust me when I tell you, we cried and laughed and really enjoyed this bit of hope we received for this year.
And then on my birthday to have Clint hijack my blog to share the day with you all, get the comments, emails and calls, well…it meant so very much to me. Thanks for helping me to make the day so good. You rock. And I love you, Internet!
And if anyone asks (because many have), I am 36 years young and damn proud of it!