“HAPPY BIRTHDAY DADDY!”
Today is not just another day and if you were still here we would be on the phone. I can hear you now as I run through the conversation in my head. It’s like you never left. I’ll just tell you how things are going…
Daddy…you would be so proud of grandson #5! He did real well in track this season and made it to Regionals! He broke another personal record the other night and as he was speeding toward the finish line his head tilted back ever so slightly …a smile crossed my face and I remembered “Chariots of Fire”.
Daddy…you should see this little weed! Your #1 great-grandson is so special and smart. The other night he was watching grandad drink out of his Yeti cup….the cup went up and back onto the table. He wanted that cup! Then he realized there was one sitting next to him…
He immediately fell in love with the coolness of the metal sides and the smooth lid. “Of course I had to wash the lid before I could finish my drink!” Oh the squeaks and squeals he made as he knawed that cup. You would have loved it!
Daddy…I thought of you today and thought I should call you…but then I remembered you weren’t there. You know how we are doing and laughing along with us. There are no more tears and pain for you and I am glad. We will be alright and we are taking care of mama too!
I love you…and miss you…“HAPPY BIRTHDAY DADDY!”
“May your cup runneth over with joy, laughter and really fabulous coffee!”
My doctor asked me the other day, as my stomach growled like a roaring lion, what I had for breakfast. A smile crept across my face and I said…”I had my usual!” I continued…”It’s My 6 Shot Morning!”
I have to admit I truly love watching the different facial expressions I often get in response to that statement. 😳😡🤔😤💀🙀🙉🙊🙈
“Sorry for the multiple emojis. I like pushing buttons!”
After I explained what I meant and my doctor was breathing again the laughter began! She was afraid I was driving while intoxicated! I know it had to have been 5 o’clock somewhere but not in my little corner of the world. My quaintquietquackyquirky little world is filled with arobicized activities along with the normalrunofthemill life of a mother! I love the extra bowling pins added to my juggling routine. The occasional diaper change and feeding, the extra taxi duties for my son and two of his friends to track practice. Oh, and the virtual treadmill of track meets! Ah..the life of a track mom! But that’s another story for another day!
My doctor understood my need for the 6 Shot Morning…she prescribed a pill to help me sleep at night! I left her office and headed back toward the old homestead…doing my varied errands on the way…including my drive through at the Starbucks across the street for another 4!!! “Shh!!! What she doesn’t know won’t hurt her!”
“May your cup runneth over with love, laughter and really fabulous coffee!”