Monday, July 5, 2010

Can we push back my birthday?

I love LOVE my birthdays.  Doesn’t matter what year I am coming up to, or what I do. I just love that I have one day that belongs to me and President George W. Bush. 

Well, I don’t really love my birthday this year.  I don’t mind turning 34, I like the fact that I have one more year till I am 35.  Great things happen to 35 year olds.  It hasn’t however been the best last week of being 34.

Our family lost a Great Grandma, Grandma, and Mom, last Tuesday, June 29, 2010.  Dorothy Gene Dangerfield Gerth, went on to the place our souls go when our bodies are no longer able to care for them.  We are sad, really really sad.  Jul03245 Dorothy Gene Dangerfield Gerth    January 12, 1926 – June 29, 2010   We love you Cookie Girl.

As if one loss wasn’t enough, two families lost their wonderful furry family members.  Again we are sad.

Then, two different families have had terrible accidents happen to someone they love and need.  Again we are sad, and we are praying. 

I just don’t think I can handle anymore sad news this week. 

Everyone is asking “what do you want to do for your birthday, how do you want to celebrate?”  My soul wants to sit down in a quiet place and be thankful that my family is safe and healthy, and that Grandma was able to have a wonderful 84 years of laughter, fun, family and love.

Maybe I will just skip this birthday and have year 34 & 35 next year.  That sounds like a good idea.